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The Ring of the Niblung: Siegfried and the Twilight of the Gods
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Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date August 30, 2015
Pages 190
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781517112394
ISBN-10 1517112397
Dimensions 0.43 by 8.50 by 11 in.
Original list price $10.95
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The Ring of the Niblung

Siegfried and the Twilight of the Gods

Richard Wagner

Translated By Margaret Armour

With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham

Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), WWV 86, is a cycle of four epic operas by the German composer Richard Wagner. The works are based loosely on characters from the Norse sagas and the Nibelungenlied. The composer termed the cycle a "Buhnenfestspiel" (stage festival play), structured in three days preceded by a Vorabend ("ante-evening"). It is often referred to as the Ring Cycle, Wagner's Ring, or simply The Ring.

Wagner wrote the libretto and music over the course of about twenty-six years, from 1848 to 1874. The four operas that constitute the Ring cycle are, in sequence:

Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold)

Die Walkure (The Valkyrie)


Gotterdammerung (Twilight of the Gods)

Although individual operas of the sequence are sometimes performed separately, Wagner intended them to be performed in series. The first performance as a cycle opened the first Bayreuth Festival in 1876, beginning with Das Rheingold on 13 August and ending with Gotterdammerung on 17 August.

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About: The Ring of the NiblungSiegfried and the Twilight of the GodsRichard WagnerTranslated By Margaret ArmourWith Illustrations by Arthur RackhamDer Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), WWV 86, is a cycle of four epic operas by the German composer Richard Wagner.

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