Wagner's Operas Notes by Dr. Honora M. Finkelstein Richard Wagner wrote a cycle of operas - Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), - based on the Norse/Germanic gods and goddesses and heroes. The four operas in the cycle are: Das Rheingold (The Rhinegold), first performed in 1869 Die Walkure (The Valkyrie), first performed in 1870 Siegfried , first performed in 1876 Die Gotterdammerung (The Twilight of the Gods), first performed in 1876 Made with Xara Website by Susan Smily