Category Archives: 1879

Costume design for Brünnhilde in The Ring Cycle 1879.

Brünnhilde. Opera Costumes. The Ring Cycle. Ring des Nibelungen. Richard Wagner.

Brünnhilde. Half-figure.

Costume design for Brünnhilde in The Ring Cycle 1879.

Hans Thoma costume designs for the opera The Ring of the Nibelung. Opera by Richard Wagner.

Brünnhilde:
The daughter of Wotan and Erda. Wotan’s favorite daughter and preferred Valkyrie. White robe and hat, bright indigo blue coat.

Gallery: Hans Thoma costume designs for the opera The Ring Cycle by Richard Wagner 1879.

Costume design for Siegfried in The Ring Cycle 1879.

Siegfried in the forest. Opera Costumes. The Ring Cycle. Ring des Nibelungen. Richard Wagner.

Siegfried in the forest.

Costume design for Siegfried in The Ring Cycle 1879.

Hans Thoma costume designs for the opera The Ring of the Nibelung. Opera by Richard Wagner.

Siegfried:
Wilder son of the Wälsungen* Sieglinde and Siegmund and thus the grandson of Wotan. Forging the sword Notung new, kills Fafner* and mime, wins the Nibelung treasure awakened Brünnhilde and takes her as his wife.
* The Wälsungen (also Wölsungen, Welsungen, Völsungar) are a legendary Germanic race, named after their ancestor. This will be for the first time in the Old English epic Beowulf (at least the 10th century, perhaps earlier), called as Wael.
Fafner is, according to the Icelandic Völsungasaga the son of the Dwarf King Hreidmar. By using a powerful weapon and his fearless mind he guards the adorned with gems and shiny gold house of his father. He later turns out greed into a dragon. Siegfried kills him and thus win the treasure of the Niebelungen.

Gallery: Hans Thoma costume designs for the opera The Ring Cycle by Richard Wagner 1879.

Costume design for Wotan in The Ring Cycle 1879.

Wotan's head. Opera Costumes. The Ring Cycle. Ring des Nibelungen. Richard Wagner.

Wotan’s head.

Costume design for Wotan in The Ring Cycle 1879.

Hans Thoma costume designs for the opera The Ring of the Nibelung, opera by Richard Wagner.

Wotan:
God, Nature wicked, man power and ruler of the world, “light albe”, he created the “laws” which are carved in the cut of the World Ash contract spear, and let the gods Valhalla built to consolidate his power. Is also known as Wälse and walker go. At its power politics – he does not respect its own laws – the gods and thus the existing world order will perish.

Gallery: Hans Thoma costume designs for the opera The Ring Cycle by Richard Wagner 1879.