from Scene 4 of the German opera Das Rheingold
by Richard Wagner
Libretto: Richard Wagner
, a Nibelung, brother of Mime
Voice Part: baritone Fach: dramatic baritone
Setting: an open spot on a mountaintop, Germany, mythical times
Synopsis: After Wotan and Loge chain him and take both his magic gold and magic ring from him, Alberich angrily curses the ring, saying that any person (or god) who owns the ring will be cursed to die.