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Encyclopedia > Anna Russell

Anna Claudia Russell-Brown (born 27 December 1911 in London) is an English singer and comedian. She is probably best known for "'The Ring of the Nibelungs (An Analysis)", a humourous 30-minute synopsis of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, and her parody "How to Write Your Own Gilbert and Sullivan Opera". December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1911 was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... The English people are an indigenous European ethnic group originating in the lowlands of Great Britain and today represent a fairly homogenous composite population descended from a combination of Anglo-Saxons and Celts with Scandanavians, Jutes, and Normans, with minor recent mixture with other groups worldwide. ... LeAnn Rimes singing in concert For other senses of this word, see singer (disambiguation). ... A comedian (also comedienne, female) is a person who attempts to make people laugh through a variety of methods, normally through joke telling, or a stream of funny banter. ... Richard Wagner Wilhelm Richard Wagner (May 22, 1813 in Leipzig – February 13, 1883 in Venice) was an influential German composer, conductor, music theorist, and essayist, primarily known for his groundbreaking symphonic-operas (or music dramas). His compositions are notable for their continuous contrapuntal texture, rich harmonies and orchestration, and elaborate... Der Ring des Nibelungen or, translated commonly as The Ring of the Nibelungen into English but more correctly as The Nibelungs Ring, is a series of four epic operas. ... In contemporary usage, parody is a form of satire that imitates another work of art in order to ridicule it. ... Playwright/lyricist William S. Gilbert (1836-1911) and composer Arthur S. Sullivan (1842-1900) defined operetta or comic operas in Victorian England with a series of their internationally successful and timeless works known as the Savoy Operas. ...

Her autobiography I'm Not Making This Up, You Know (a quote from her Ring of the Nibelungs routine), ISBN 0826403646, was published in 1985. 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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