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The Valkyrie (Die Walkure): English National Opera Guide 21

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The English National Opera Guides were originally conceived in partnership with the English National Opera and edited by Nicholas John, the ENO's dramaturg, who died tragically in an accident in the Alps. Most of the guides are devoted to a single opera, which is described in detail—with many articles that cover its history and information about the composer and his times. ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published April 1st 1984 by Oneworld Classics (first published 1856)
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Davide Nole
Dec 18, 2015 Davide Nole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nella seconda opera del ciclo dell'anello, Wagner dà probabilmente il peggio di sé in quanto a scrittura.
Sebbene Brunilde e Odino siano ottimi personaggi, analizzati in tutto lo spettro emotivo (anche se l'Odino della valchiria è altamente depresso), il resto dei personaggi rimane un po' oscurato, o analizzato malamente. Non parliamo di Hunding e di Sieglinde , che dovrebbero essere protagonisti, ma non hanno il minimo sviluppo.
Una volta messo da parte l'odio profondo, di fatto l'opera risulta
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Nov 07, 2016 Ruben rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Infanticide, fratricide, fatalism, betrayal, revenge, pursuit, adultery, incest, forced marriage, love, lust, life, death, murder, powerlessness, Gods and humans, what’s not to like? From a literary point of view, Wagner’s Wotan is essential and surely one of the great tragic figures.

Since I don’t want to do injustice to Wagner’s Gesamtkunstwerk by isolating the libretto, and because you might want to read along with the music, I’ll share my take on a few available recordings, which I hope will
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Wilhelm Richard Wagner was a German composer, conductor, theatre director and essayist, primarily known for his operas (or "music dramas", as they were later called). Unlike most other great opera composers, Wagner wrote both the scenario and libretto for his works.
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“Weh! Weh!
Süssestes Weib!
Du traurigste aller Getreuen!
Gegen dich wütet
in Waffen die Welt:
und ich, dem du einzig vertraut,
für den du ihr einzig getrotzt,
mit meinem Schutz
nicht soll ich dich schirmen,
die Kühne verraten im Kampf?
Ha, Schande ihm,
der das Schwert mir schuf,
beschied er mir Schimpf für Sieg!
Muss ich denn fallen,
nicht fahr' ich nach Walhall:
Hella halte mich fest!”
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