Wagner's Ring cycle

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Question:

How many operas make up the Ring cycle?

Response:

Three

Four

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Correct! There are four operas in the Ring cycle: Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung

Five

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One of the four parts of the Ring is the longest single stretch of unbroken music in the Western world. Which is it?

Response:

Das Rheingold

Siegfried

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It's Das Rheingold. The opening opera of the cycle comes in at about two and half hours.

Götterdämmerung

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Question:

What is the name of the dwarf who steals the Rhine gold from the Rhine maidens at the beginning of the cycle?

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Fasolt

Fafner

Alberich

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Correct! This character embodies Desire at its crudest and least attractive

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Question:

Which famous section of the Ring cycle accompanies this scene in the film Apocalypse Now?

Apocalyse Now

Response:

Prelude from Das Rheingold

Immolation scene from Götterdämmerung

Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre

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Correct! It's the Ride of the Valkyries which is used in the 1979 film set during the Vietnam War

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Which character rescues the valkyrie Brünnhilde from the ring of fire in which she's been imprisoned by her father Wotan?

Response:

Siegfried

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Correct! Siegfried is the son of Sieglinde and Siegmund but has been raised by the dwarf Mime, who tries to make him into little more than a weapon

Siegmund

Alberich

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What does the title Götterdämmerung translate as?

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The quest for the ring

A new dawn

Twilight of the gods

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Correct! At the end of the opera Brünnhilde rides into Siegfried's funeral pyre, taking the Ring of Rhine gold with her.

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Question:

Who is conducting the Ring at the BBC Proms 2013 in the first ever performance of the cycle in a single season?

Response:

Sir Simon Rattle

Sir Mark Elder

Daniel Barenboim

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Correct! It's Daniel Barenboim and he's conducting the forces of the Staatskapelle Berlin.

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