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November 23, 2010


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Hi, S,

These are really from the Nibelungenlied itself, Wagner's source, rather than the operas. In the Ring, Kriemhild is 'Gutrune', and in the N'lied, Brünnhilde isn't exactly a valkyrie. At any rate, they have a Rival Queens sort of confrontation over Siegfried's bier (suitable for sisters? Yeesh!). Stage costumes are somewhat beside the point, but surely they inspired some fancy-dress, right? I think the Bayreuth costume designs are pretty widely available if E would like to look at those.

— Alastair

Thanks, Susan! This is basically what I had in my head. Now, to find some gold stuff.

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