Ring of the Nibelung (Der Ring des Nibelungen): Libretto: English & German by Richard Wagner | 9780393008678 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Ring of the Nibelung (Der Ring des Nibelungen): Libretto: English & German

Ring of the Nibelung (Der Ring des Nibelungen): Libretto: English & German

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by Richard Wagner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393008673

ISBN-13: 9780393008678

Pub. Date: 08/28/1977

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

"Andrew Porter's utterly natural, often poetic, faithfully rendered English text should be a revelation...The immediacy of instant comprehension gives the entire drama an added dimension."—The New York Times
Richard Wagner's vast Der Ring des Nibelungen cycle comprises four full-length operas (Das Rheingold, Die Walkure, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung) and

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"Andrew Porter's utterly natural, often poetic, faithfully rendered English text should be a revelation...The immediacy of instant comprehension gives the entire drama an added dimension."—The New York Times
Richard Wagner's vast Der Ring des Nibelungen cycle comprises four full-length operas (Das Rheingold, Die Walkure, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung) and is arguably the most extraordinary achievement in the history of opera. His own libretto to the operas, translated by Andrew Porter, is an intricate system of metric patterns, imaginative metaphors and alliteration, combining to produce the music in text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393008678
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/1977
Pages:
329
Sales rank:
755,446
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionix
The Ring of the Nibelung
The Rhinegold
Scene 1On the Bed of the Rhine3
Scene 2An Open Space on Mountain Heights18
Scene 3The Subterranean Caverns of Nibelheim38
Scene 4An Open Space on Mountain Heights52
The Valkyrie
Act 1Inside a Dwelling75
Act 2A Wild, Craggy Place96
Act 3On the Summit of a Rocky Mountain (the Valkyrie Rock)126
Siegfried
Act 1A Rocky Cave in the Forest155
Act 2In the Depths of the Forest191
Act 3A Wild Place at the Foot of a Rocky Mountain; then, On the Valkyrie Rock220
Twilight of the Gods
Prelude: On the Valkyrie Rock247
Act 1The Gibichung Hall on the Rhine; then, On the Valkyrie Rock257
Act 2In front of the Gibichung Hall281
Act 3A Wild, Wooded and Rocky Valley on the Rhine; then, the Gibichung Hall306

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Ring of the Nibelung (Der Ring des Nibelungen): Libretto: English & German 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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For full appreciation of Wagner's magnificent art, it is necessary to understand the words behind the music. This book gives you exactly that, with the original German librettos and modern English translations. At the very least, this book can improve your German!