Die Nibelungen

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(Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen). The Nibelungs are dwarfs who live in the depths of the earth. They mine precious metals, and are forced by Alberich, who becomes all‐powerful by possessing the Tarnhelm and Ring made from the Rhine gold, to dig for gold to increase Alberich's hoard. The two main characters in this class are the brothers Mime and Alberich.

Subjects: Opera.

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