The Ring tells a story of epic magnitude. Loosely crafted from the well known characters of the Norse sagas and Nibelungenlied (The Song of the Nibelungs). The narrative explores the wax and wane of dragons and dwarves, gods and humans, giants and Valkyries, featuring protagonists three generations through, and culminating in a fateful cataclysm in the concluding act. underlying the story is a chorus of themes including greed, revenge, love, nature, deception and innocence, overarched by the prevailing melody of lust for power.
The intricate plot centres upon a magic ring imbued with the dangerously seductive power of world domination. The Ring is forged by the bitter dwarf, Alberich, crafted from gold stolen from the Rhine maidens at River Rhine. The god, Loge, assists Wotan, chief of gods in a cunning plan to steal the ring from the dwarf. However, after the acquisition, the giants Fafner and Fasolt force the exchange of the ring as payment for building Valhalla, home of the gods, while threatening to take Freia, the provider of magical youth enabling