Complete "Ring" Cycle Libretti Set

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Ideal preparation for attending a performance of Wagner’s Ring cycle, this exclusive set includes full libretti for Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried, and Götterdämmerung. In addition to the libretti, which feature line-for-line English translations opposite the original German text, each booklet contains an introduction to the opera, a plot synopsis, and a list of characters

History

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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