Today in History - August 16th. 1876 - First Performance of Siegfried (Opera)

On August 16th. 1876 the first performance of the opera Siegfried took place in the
Festspielhaus in Bayreuth (now Germany).

Portrait of Richard Wagner taken in Nymphenburg palace

Siegfried was written by Richard Wagner and based on a legendary hero of the
Norse Mythology.

one of the many pictures of Siegfried - Source: Wikipedia

On this link you can listen to a piece of the opera Siegfried. 

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