Despite a troubled premiere, the opera soon found success throughout Germany. To adapt the work for Paris, Wagner made a number of changes to the score, including the addition of a ballet to connect the overture to the first scene. Unfortunately, this proved a fatal error; traditionally, the ballet sequence in French grand operas came in the second act, and the ballet lovers of the aristocratic Jockey Club were in the habit of only arriving in time for the ballet. Wagner however, retained the ballet in its original position when he made his final revisions to the opera for an Vienna production.
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Wagner himself conducted the premiere of the first version of the opera in Dresden in but the performances did not create the success for which he had hoped; he then continued to work at and polish the opera. In Wagner created a version of the opera for performances in Paris, in which he adapted it to Parisian taste by adding a ballet amongst other things. This would normally have been placed in Act II, but Wagner decided that it would be better for his opera if it were placed in Act I. He did not take into account, however, that section of the audience that was accustomed to arrive at the opera only in time for Act II, after having dined beforehand. When they arrived and realised that the dancers would not be appearing again during the performance, a near-riot broke out and the opera had to be interrupted several times. After three performances Wagner gave up and withdrew the opera. The most striking of the changes made at this time concerned the overture: instead of ending with a final chord, it now flows seamlessly into the beginning of Act I.
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The story centers on the struggle between sacred and profane love, and redemption through love, a theme running through much of Wagner's mature work. Wagner brings these two together by constructing a plot involving the 14th-century Minnesingers and the myth of Venus and her subterranean realm of Venusberg. Wagner wove a variety of sources into the opera narrative. According to his autobiography, he was inspired by finding the story in "a Volksbuch popular book about the Venusberg", which he claimed "fell into his hands", although he admits knowing of the story from the Phantasus of Ludwig Tieck and E. The sources used by Wagner therefore reflected a nineteenth century romantic view of the medieval period, with concerns about artistic freedom and the constraints of organised religion typical of the period of Romanticism. Wagner began composing the music during a vacation in Teplitz in the summer of and completed the full score on 13 April ; the opera's famous overture , often played separately as a concert piece, was written last. Meanwhile I was very much troubled by excitability and rushes of blood to the brain. I imagined I was ill and lay for whole days in bed The score includes parts for on-stage brass; however, rather than using French brass instruments , Wagner uses twelve German waldhorns.
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