1 A play by Friedrich Ludwig Schröder (1783).
For South African performances, see The Constant Couple, or A Trip to the Jubilee
2 An opera cycle by Richard Wagner (written 1848-1876)
The four operas that constitute The Ring cycle are Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold), Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), Siegfried and Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods).
The works are based loosely on characters from the Norse sagas and the Nibelungenlied. It is often referred to as the Ring Cycle, Wagner's Ring, or simply The Ring.
Written over the course of 26 years (1848-1874), The Ring was first performed as a cycle as opening production for the first Bayreuth Festival in 1876.
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