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Nibelungs

race of dwarfs who possess a hoard of gold. [Norse Myth.: Payton, 477]
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The thirteenth-century Icelandic Edda saga, which preserves much of this Nibelung (or Nifelung in Old Norse) material in its archaic, pagan form, shows how refined the literary version known to us is by comparison.
If you want to enjoy the Song of the Nibelungs, you must try to do one thing: forget Wagner.
The composer of The Ring of the Nibelung was adamant that the work possessed "the ring of truth" Myth, for Wagner, was the opposite of fantasy: It was a truth-directed, rather than an illusion-directed, device.
Upcoming highlights of his tenure in Zurich will be the complete four-opera The Ring of the Nibelung during the 2000-01 season with an additional performance of the cycle at the 2002 Zurich Festival.
Der Ring des Nibelungen = The ring of the Nibelung.
At any rate, he has done so, and his essays on the Nibelung Ring may safely be introduced into musical libraries, or quoted in musical lectures, and parts of his book, at least, may even be read with impunity by young ladies cramming for their first opera season.
The 1972 production photos show that designers Murray Laufer (sets) and Marie Day (costumes) fashioned a straightforwardly conventional approach in which gods and heroes looked noble, while the villains, the Nibelung dwarves, were like misshapen denizens from another world.
His crookback Nibelung summoned not only pity, but even sympathy at times.
The chief rival to the Nibelung brothers, Wotan (disguised as the Wanderer in Siegfried) is in some ways the cycle's keystone, for it is as much through his actions as anyone's that matters in the Ring come to such a pretty pass.
Its focus is not on a single genre but on the uses that have been made of the Nibelung legend to help shape German national and cultural identity.
The Wagnerian version of the Nibelung story shares the author's attention with Fritz Lang's silent film Die Nibelungen, whose first part, entitled "Siegfried," provides what is at once a complementary and contrasting example to the music drama.
Anton Seidl's snide remark that The Scarlet Letter was a "New England Nibelung Trilogy" [p.