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(Wagner: Götterdämmerung). 1st cont., 2nd mez., 3rd sop. Probably daughters of Erda. They spin a rope and recount the events which have led to the beginning of this final opera of the cycle. They foretell the end of the gods—and, as if to emphasize this, the rope they are spinning breaks. Trio: Welch Licht leuchtet dort? (‘What light shines there?’). Created (1876) by (1) Johanna Wagner,(2) Josephine Scheffzsky, and (3) Friederike Grün.

Subjects: Opera.


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