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Introduction 93-108

The Rhinegold 109-292

The Rhinegold: Scene One 109-132

[R.1] The Rhine River: Alberich and the Rhinedaughters

  • [R.1: A] Rhinegold Prelude: the Rhine River flowing (#1) (#2) (#3) 109-112

  • [R.1: B] Woglinde’s Lullaby (#4) 112-113

  • [R.1: C] The Rhinedaughters will teach ugly dwarf Alberich a lesson: they lead him on. 113-114

  • [R.1: D] (#6) (#7) Alberich can’t grasp the Rhinedaughters: Woglinde escapes him. 115-116

  • [R.1: E] (#8) Alberich’s wooing fails with the second, Wellgunde. 116-117

  • [R.1: F] Alberich’s wooing fails with the third, Flosshilde. 117-118

  • [R.1: G] Alberich’s despair (#5): (#39 Embryo) all three rejected his love. 118-120

  • [R.1: H] Alberich accuses the Rhinedaughters of deceit. 120

  • [R.1: I] (#9) Alberich's frustration reaches the breaking point. (#10) The (#12) Rhinegold (#11)  is lit up by the sun’s rays.  120-121

  • [R.1: J] The Rhinedaughters (#13) (#14) (#15) (#16) extol the Rhinegold in song, dance, verse. 121-123

  • [R.1: K] Wellgunde: (#17) Making a ring from the gold grants world-power.  123-124

  • [R.1: L] Woglinde: (#18) One must renounce love to make the ring of power.   124-128

  • [R.1: M] Alberich, with nothing to lose, will compensate for love with (#19) power.  129-130

  • [R.1: N] Alberich curses love and steals the Rhinegold. (#19>#20a) 130-132

 

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