gotterdammerung gotterdammerung  /ˈɡɑ tər ˌdæ mə rəŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) myth about the ultimate destruction of the gods in a battle with evil

Usage(s):

  • For a long time the nation had been flirting with forms of gotterdammerung, with extremes of vocabulary and behavior and an appetite for violent resolution.

News

  • Boos, Boos and More Boos Greet Bayreuth ‘Ring’ Director

    The audience erupted in what can only be described as a standing boo-ation after the Bayreuth Festival premiere of “Gotterdammerung,” the last of the four operas in Richard Wagner’s “Ring” cycle.
    on August 1, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

Quotes

  1. Cramer, who had been bearish on Lowe's and Home Depot before the hurricane, said, "I was wrong. I did not anticipate a catastrophe on this scale. ...... This wasn't a hurricane. It was gotterdammerung."
    on Sep 6, 2005 By: Jim Cramer Source: TheStreet.com

  2. "It was Wolfgang Wagner who asked me to sing Siegfried at Bayreuth," says Jerusalem. "He suggested that I might first do Gotterdammerung as that part is a little bit easier than what the character has to sing in Siegfried. But I was...
    on Apr 19, 2009 By: Siegfried Jerusalem Source: New Zealand Herald

  3. But Domingo, the famed tenor and occasional conductor who is also the company's general director, said yesterday, "We are going to finish the Ring as we promised. We will do Siegfried in '08-'09 and have Gotterdammerung as part of the full Ring"...
    on Jan 11, 2007 By: Placido Domingo Source: Baltimore Sun

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