The Ring of the Nibelung

The Ring of the Nibelung 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 th

  • Title: The Ring of the Nibelung
  • Author: Richard Wagner Andrew Porter
  • ISBN: 9780393008678
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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,combiningRichard 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 Andrew Porter s utterly natural, often poetic, faithfully rendered English text should be a revelationThe immediacy of instant comprehension gives the entire drama an added dimension The New York Times

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    1. Richard Wagner Andrew Porter

      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.

    116 thoughts on “The Ring of the Nibelung”

    1. I read followed along in this translation of the libretto while watching video of Robert Lepage's 2010-2012 production of the four operas of the Ring cycle at the Metropolitan Opera. It was, to be brief, a tremendous experience. The operas themselves are a remarkable achievement -- in terms of music, story, and, in Lepage's version, visual affect as well. To confine my comments here to only this particular translation: I am quite impressed. The on-screen translation provided on the Met's website [...]


    2. Haymes gives a very good introduction, more a study of Wagner's source material and introduces the reader to the books which Wagner had in his possession. Then he gives the German texts with facing English translation of both Der Nibelungen Mythus and Siegfried's Tod, both accompanied by a short introduction. Essential reading for anyone interested in the evolution of Wagner's Nibelungen drama.Warning! This is a review of Wagner's Ring in 1848: New Translations of the Nibelung Myth and Siegfried [...]



    3. A TALE OF TWO RINGS: EPIC AND ARCHETYPE IN TOLKIEN'S "LORD OF THE RINGS“ & WAGNER'S "THE RING OF THE NIBELUNGEN"---PLUS "THE NORSE PROSE EDDA," "THE VOLSUNGA SAGA" AND THE "NIBELUNGENLIED"-----FROM THE WORLD LITERATURE FORUM RECOMMENDED CLASSICS AND MASTERPIECES SERIES VIA —-ROBERT SHEPPARD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEFTHE TALE OF THE TWO RINGS: TOLKIEN'S "LORD OF THE RINGS" AND WAGNER'S "RING OF THE NIBELUNGEN"J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" is one of the most beloved fantasy epics of moder [...]


    4. Leer una ópera resulta difícil, en especial si es algo compuesto por Wagner. "El anillo del Nibelungo" puede considerarse, junto con los trabajos de Mozart y Beethoven, uno de los mayores exponentes de la música alemana. Richard Wagner, a diferencia de otros compositores, se encargó de escribir la partitura y el libreto de "El anillo", basándose en algunos aspectos de la mitología nórdica y la cultura alemana. El resultado es sin duda alguna un trabajo único y sin precedentes que hasta e [...]


    5. Es un libro excentente. Disfrute demasiado su lectura, aunque al comenzarlo fue una tortura porque sentia que avanzaba muy lentamente.Pero todo eso se quedo en el pasado pues al comenzar el segundo capitulo ya me tenia enganchada totalmente. Otro de sus insignificantes problemas es que siento que le faltan paginas. Debio ser mas grande.


    6. Siegfried is my favorite mythical hero. His might and near invulnerability put him among the ranks of heroes such as Achilles and Count Orlando, but it is what sets him apart from them that makes him my favorite. Fafnir touched on it when he observed that Siegfried has a childish soul. He's a pure warrior who lives on his terms and enjoys life. You won't find him sulking in a tent in the middle of a war, and rather than being overly concerned with glory, he is hardly even aware of his own greatn [...]


    7. Yes, I know, Wagner was a racist SOB. But he also was a genius, and this is one of his greatest works with glorious music--my favorite of his in fact. Dragons, Valkyries and Dwarfs! All good. And yes, recordings come with liner notes, and video with subtitles--even some opera companies now have subtitles projected over the proscenium arch. But yes, I do think it's very, very useful as an opera lover to have a translation like this--to read over before a performance perhaps and get subtleties tha [...]


    8. Me encantó, me fascinó.Al inicio cuesta un poco agarrar el hilo de la historia y más por la mentalidad de que es una ópera es difícil de leer, pero en realidad no, me gustó como Wagner plasmó los escenarios, los eventos.Un poco corto para mi gusto pero estuvo bien y más porque ya tenía el conocimiento de muchos personajes que salen en la historia (por los caballeros del zodiaco) y me ayudó mucho a comprender esta mitología y que me agradara más lo nórdico.Al final quedé satisfecho, [...]


    9. This is basically the libretto for Wagner's 4-opera Ring Cycle. I read it b/c I realized I knew nothing of the story line. I've never heard the music or the operas themselves. Apparently this is a case where the composer/writer saw the music as an integral part of telling the story, so I'm sure I've missed some of the force. But the recordings of the operas apparently run about 15 hours, so I'm not sure if I'll do that. The story line is interesting and odd in places. It includes a sword stuck i [...]


    10. Wagner's epic is simply outstanding. I have never seen the work performed, although like most I've heard some components of The Ride of the Valkyries in movies and other pop culture. Knowing very little of the work itself, I was blown away by the scope and compelling nature of the story.The drama takes it's material from Norse mythology, in an age of gods, dwarfs, giants and heroes. The plot is similar to Tolkien's trilogy, although having read some popular critique I'm not sure the linkages are [...]


    11. Me ha gustado mucho. Y eso que había oído críticas muy diversas sobre esta obra: que si era muy buena, que si era muy mala; a mí me ha encantado. Es la historia de una vida contada de forma mitológica. Se nota de las fuentes que ha bebido Wagner: Juan sin miedo, La bella durmiente y diversos mitos.Me ha hecho gracia el ir dándome cuenta de lo mucho que Tolkien se basó en esta obra para El Señor de los Anillos (por no decir que la copió entera)El personaje de Sigfrido no me ha gustado. E [...]


    12. Mesmerizing!!! I read this play in two afternoons. I could barely put it down. It's an assigned reading in my Approaches to Myth course, but something I've been interested in. My initial intrigue was based on previously hearing it was the original "Ring" story, preceding Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings." I haven't had a chance yet to dissect the play and analyze the themes that appear in it, but my completely unedited, initial response to this book was that it was simply great mythic storytelling!! [...]


    13. I don't expect Porter's translation of Wagner's libretto will be surpassed or even matched any time soon. It makes following along with recordings extremely easy, rendered as it is in a "singable" meter matching the scansion of the original. It is a highly readable vernacular English, lyrical and at times matching the marked consonance of Wagner's text. Re-reading this fine translation is a delightful preamble to my current in-depth study of Wagner, in preparation for seeing the full cycle in Se [...]


    14. I initially picked this book up to read the English text of the operas that I loved to listen to, but I soon became mesmerized with the poetic language that is so gracefully translated. This is a must for poetry lovers, Wagnerians, and mythology fanatics alike. This translation made the music come to life and I got a chance to see the story full on. This is for people who love a good battle between good and evil. Don't let this "modern" Greek tragedy slip away into the Rhine!


    15. El mundo de los hombres queda sin dominadores; pero el hombre debe buscar por sí lo la senda de su destino, alumbrado por una luz divina, no la del poderío y la riqueza, sino la del amor. Sólo el amor traerá la dicha y la eternidad a la raza liberada a través del holocausto de 1os héroes y de los dioses inmortales.


    16. Una de las historias épicas y mitológicas que más ha servido de referencia a nuevas obras y mitos a través de los años. La versión de Wagner es extraordinaria y simple al mismo tiempo. Un clásico, sin duda. Era un pendiente imperdonable y ahora una joya en mi lista de leídos. Recomendadísimo.


    17. I picked this up at the library because I love Rackham's art and am about to see Die Walkure this weekend. Lovely tale that never disappoints Ring lovers. This particular edition is wonderful--old style of print and full page illustrations in color. What a lucky find!


    18. La obra de Wagner en cuatro partes traducidas de manera sencilla. Me gusto ir con el comic de Roy Thompson de la mano de esta novela, su adaptacion es bastante fiel.




    19. An inspiring approach to Wagner's great work, especially for those of us who have little German. Gets to the essence of the work.





    20. A magnificent tale of dragons, heroes, battles, love, passion but also heroines, women play such an important part to this tale. Its ancient environment is a jewel to never loose.


    21. My first foray into opera is this libretto and I'm wowed. This epic has so many layers and, after reading it, I can't wait to view/listen to it.


    22. A clear reading of the text with a super translation. Andrew Porter did a brilliant job - he just died, and I re-read his translation of Die Walkure and it was really great.


    23. I haven't read any other versions of the Ring, but I have to say it's a pretty good one. Maybe in five years I'll say "that was shit compared to _____", but for now it's a good way to start.


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