Walküre, Die

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Walküre, Die (The Valkyrie). Opera (mus. drama) in 3 acts by Wagner to his own lib., being 2nd opera of Der Ring des Nibelungen. Comp. 1854–6 (first sketches 1852). F.p. Munich 1870, NY 1877 (incomplete), London 1882; f.p. as part of complete cycle, Bayreuth 1876. The Valkyrie of the title is Brünnhilde.