[ US /ˌvɑɡˈnɛɹiən, ˌwæɡˈnɛɹiən/ ]
  1. a follower of the theories or an admirer of the music of Richard Wagner
  1. of or relating to Richard Wagner or his music
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How To Use Wagnerian In A Sentence

  • It is all perfectly fluent, technically accomplished, and utterly unmemorable, though collectors of Wagneriana will undoubtedly want to hear the work.
  • It is a clever imitation of the Wagnerian manner, except as regards the choruses, which scarcely rise above the standard of the Liedertafel; but neither at its production nor at an elaborate revival, which took place at Würzburg a few years ago, did it meet with more than a _succès d'estime_. The Opera A Sketch of the Development of Opera. With full Descriptions of all Works in the Modern Repertory.
  • Bonynge also helped guide her away from the Wagnerian track that might have seemed to be a natural for someone of her vocal endowments, and into the realm of the coloratura soprano. Joan Sutherland: addio, Stupenda
  • Bennett was a bitter opponent of Wagner; but in the unvocal and declamatory character of this solo, and in the dramatic force he has given to it, to the sacrifice of melody, he certainly ventured some distance in the Wagnerian direction. The Standard Oratorios Their Stories, Their Music, And Their Composers
  • Montemezzi (1875-1952) was an Italian composer of the so-called verismo school, its music characterized by sumptuous Wagnerian orchestral writing, and an integration of broad melodies with declamation suggesting the rhythm of Italian speech. Post-gazette.com - News
  • Integral to Wagnerian ideology is a belief that all sense of individual identity vanishes during sexual activity.
  • From behind every door came the sound of music: piano scales, a sad clarinet, a snatch of cello, a female voice in full Wagnerian mode.
  • Called “La Stupenda,” she combined the heft of a Wagnerian singer with the agility and upper register of a coloratura soprano, leading to powerful interpretations of great bel canto roles that had lain dormant for decades -- following in the wake of Maria Callas, who had spearheaded their initial revival. Joan Sutherland: addio, Stupenda
  • The result is an evening of Wagnerian dimension spread over four and a half hours.
  • Mr. Evans, who moved to the small town of Marathon in 1988, captures the profound West Texas emptiness, where endless horizons are broken only by isolated escarpments such as the Chisos Mountains, which the writer and environmentalist Edward Abbey called 'a castled fortification of Wagnerian gods.' Photo-Op: Big Bender
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