from Scene 3 of the German opera Das Rheingold
by Richard Wagner
Libretto: Richard Wagner
, a Nibelung, brother of Alberich
Voice Part: tenor Fach: buffo tenor
Setting: Nibelheim, home of the Nibelungs, Germany, mythical times
Synopsis: After Alberich, another dwarf, beats him and then disappears, Mime complains to Wotan and Loge that life in Nibelheim used to be a lot better before Alberich got his magic ring. Mime used to be able to produce things at his own pace but now Alberich forces him to work all the time.