A dazzling, new translation and notes by Frederick Paul Walter spotlight the libretto, lyrics, and stage directions of Wagner's beloved Siegfried, getting the most basic ingredient right: the actual story The translation and notes are accompanied by classic artwork by Rackham, Howard Pyle, Aubrey Beardsley, and others
Scriptwriter, fine-arts broadcaster, publicist, translator, and college theater director, Frederick Paul Walter has worked for Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Opera Southwest, and other performance organizations. He has written on Wagner, classical music, and opera for nearly half a century and has published modern translations of science fiction thrillers by French novelist Jules Verne for State University of New York and the U.S. Naval Institute. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.