(1813-83) a German composer who is most famous for his long operas, which include Tristram and Isolde, and especially his series of four operas based on German mythology, called the Ring of the Nibelung. His music is often in a very exciting, dramatic style. He started his own theatre at Bayreuth and his operas are still performed there every summer.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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