from Act III, Scene 2 of the German opera Die Götterdämmerung
by Richard Wagner
Libretto: Richard Wagner
, grandson of Wotan
Voice Part: tenor Fach: dramatic tenor/heldentenor
Setting: bank of the Rhine, mythological Germany
Synopsis: Siegfried explains his life (recounting many of the things learned in "Siegfried"). Among other things, he goes through the forging of the mighty sword Nothung and his slaying of the dragon Fafner and Mime, whom he spent many days with early on. He continues on, singing about how he won Brünnhilde.