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The Story of Richard Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung for Young Readers
By Roz Goldfarb
Richard Wagner’s four-opera epic The Ring of the Nibelung is a timeless tale of mystery, fantasy, and myth. Benjamin’s Ring tells the story for today’s young readers who enjoy action and adventure tales. The characters and settings in the Ring include the heavenly world of Nordic Gods, the underworld of an evil dwarf, mortals, giants, dragons, and the eternal battle between good and evil — which all come to life as seen through Benjamin’s eyes.
- Paperback: 104 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace (March 21, 2012)
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.3 inches
Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen
Conceived and written over a period of more than 25 years, Wagner’s Ring cycle is an epic musical journey of four operas: Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried, and Götterdämmerung. Its story of gods, dwarves, and men and the quest for an all-powerful ring was inspired by many sources, including 13th-century Icelandic writings and the medieval German Nibelungenlied. The complete cycle was first seen at the inaugural Bayreuth Festival in 1876. The Met’s landmark production, directed by Robert Lepage, premiered over the course of the 2010–11 and 2011–12 seasons. The DVD release of its Live in HD presentation won the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording.
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