from Scene 2 of the German opera Das Rheingold
by Richard Wagner
Libretto: Richard Wagner
, demigod of fire
Voice Part: tenor Fach: dramatic tenor/heldentenor
Setting: atop the mountain of the Gods, Germany, mythical times
Synopsis: The giants Fasolt and Fafner come to demand the goddess Freia in return for a service that they had done for the gods. However, the gods do not want to give her up and Loge entices them with the story of the Rhinegold, hoping that they will go after it instead of taking Freia. Loge says that if anyone can make a ring out of the gold and give up women, they will have incredible power. He also mentions that Alberich, a dwarf, has done just that and now has a ring of his own.