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(Wagner: Siegfried). Sop. Hearing the Woodbird in the forest, Siegfried tries to imitate its song. After he has killed the dragon Fafner and sucked some of the dragon's blood off his hand, he is able to understand the bird's song. The bird tells him that now that he has killed Fafner, he can claim the Nibelungs' gold and warns him that Mime is planning his death. In answer to Siegfried's questions about a future wife, the bird describes Brünnhilde, asleep on her rock surrounded by fire. The Woodbird leads Siegfried to the rock. Aria: Hei! Siegfried gehört nun der Nibelungen Hort! (‘Hey! The Nibelungs' treasure now belongs to Siegfried!’). Created (1876) by Marie Haupt.

Subjects: Opera.

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