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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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Alexander Arsov
Richard Wagner

Die Walküre
The Valkyrie

English National Opera 21

Calder, Paperback, 1993.

8vo. 112 pp. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs.

First published, 1983.
Reprinted, 1993.

Contents

List of Illustrations

A Conflict of Power and Love Geoffrey Skelton
Chronology of the Composition of 'The Valkyrie' [sic]
An Introduction to the Music of 'The Valkyrie' Barry Millington
New Myths for Old George Gillespie
Translating 'The Ring' Andrew Porter

Thematic Guide

'Die Walküre' poem by Richard Wagner
'The Val
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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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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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