Siegfried is the third of the four operas that constitute Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), by Richard Wagner. It premiered at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus on August 16, 1876, as part of the first complete performance of The Ring. This part of the opera is primarily inspired by the story of the legendary hero Sigurd in Norse mythology. This live 1953 recording stars Wolfgang Windgassen, Astrid Varnay, Hans Hotter. Clemens Krauss conducts.
November 5, 2016