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.

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

Note:  Sadko by Natalia Goncharova. Opera costume, 1916.

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