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What are some of Wagner's operas?

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Richard Wagner composed 13 operas, including “Die Walküre,” “Tristan und Isolde” and “Parsifal.” “Ride of the Valkyries,” from the third act of “Die Walkure,” is one of Wagner’s most recognized pieces.

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Occasionally performed on its own, “Die Walkure” is the second part of Richard Wagner’s epic four-part opera “Der Ring des Nibelungen,” also known as “The Ring Cycle.” It begins with “Das Rheingold,” followed by “Die Walkure” and “Siegfried,” and ends with “Götterdämmerung.” The Metropolitan Opera orchestra and chorus won a Grammy for Best Opera Recording Grammy in 2012 for its “Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen.” Considered the most successful production of “The Ring Cycle,” the performance is available on Blu-ray and DVD.

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