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Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen / Thielemann, Vienna State Opera [14 CDs & 2 DVDs]


Release Date: 08/06/2013 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001871000   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Ildikó RaimondiUlrike HelzelLinda WatsonZoryana Kushpler,   ... 
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera ChorusVienna State Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 16 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Der Ring des Nibelungen Live from the Wiener Staatsoper
Das Rheingold · Die Walküre · Siegfried · Götterdämmerung
+ 2 DVDs: The World of the Ring · A documentary by Eric Schulz A fusion of opera guide and documentary, featuring commentary, expert analysis, and highlights from notable RING productions.
DVD-VIDEO: NTSC · STEREO: PCM Picture Format: 16:9 · Subtitles: German · English

Christian Thielemann’s reading of Wagner’s complete Ring Cycle at the Wiener Staatsoper in 2011 was universally hailed as one of the greatest Wagnerian events of the last half-century and is now being released as a beautiful box set containing 14 CDs of the four
Read more Ring operas and 2 DVDs featuring four introductory films to each opera With the Chorus and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera and an outstanding cast of today’s leading dramatic singers, these performances set the standard for Wagner interpretation in the 21st Century.

The recordings were made live by ORF, capturing all the excitement of the opera house performances.
The 4 documentary films were directed by acclaimed producer Eric Schulz, complementing the audio recordings, providing an introduction, commentary and analysis by experts, including conductor Christian Thielemann. Booklet contains synopses in German, English and French and libretti in German and English.

Das Rheingold:
Albert Dohmen (Wotan), Markus Eiche (Donner), Herbert Lippert (Froh), Adrian Eröd (Loge), Janina Baechle (Fricka), Alexandra Reinprecht (Freia), Anna Larsson (Erda), Tomasz Konieczny (Alberich), Wolfgang Schmidt (Mime)

Die Walküre:
Christopher Ventris (Siegmund), Eric Halfvarson (Hunding), Albert Dohmen (Wotan), Waltraud Meier (Sieglinde), Katarina Dalayman (Bru?nnhilde), Janina Baechle (Fricka)

Siegfried:
Stephen Gould (Siegfried), Linda Watson (Brünnhilde), Albert Dohmen (Der Wanderer), Tomasz Konieczny (Alberich), Anna Larsson (Erda), Wolfgang Schmidt (Mime), Ain Anger (Fafner) und Chen Reiss (Stimme des Waldvogels)

Götterdämmerung:
Stephen Gould (Siegfried), Markus Eiche (Gunther), Eric Halfvarson (Hagen), Linda Watson (Brünnhilde) Caroline Wenborne (Gutrune), Janina Baechle (Waltraute) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Ildikó Raimondi (Soprano), Ulrike Helzel (Alto), Linda Watson (Soprano),
Zoryana Kushpler (Mezzo Soprano), Markus Eiche (Baritone), Ain Anger (Bass),
Tomasz Konieczny (Bass), Waltraud Meier (Mezzo Soprano), Albert Dohmen (Baritone),
Lars Woldt (Baritone), Herbert Lippert (Tenor), Wolfgang Schmidt (Tenor),
Janina Baechle (Mezzo Soprano), Alexandra Reinprecht (Soprano), Christopher Ventris (Tenor),
Eric Halfvarson (Bass), Adrian Eröd (Baritone)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853-1874; Germany 
2.
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Ildikó Raimondi (Soprano), Ulrike Helzel (Alto), Linda Watson (Soprano),
Zoryana Kushpler (Mezzo Soprano), Markus Eiche (Baritone), Ain Anger (Bass),
Tomasz Konieczny (Bass), Waltraud Meier (Mezzo Soprano), Albert Dohmen (Baritone),
Lars Woldt (Baritone), Herbert Lippert (Tenor), Wolfgang Schmidt (Tenor),
Janina Baechle (Mezzo Soprano), Alexandra Reinprecht (Soprano), Christopher Ventris (Tenor),
Eric Halfvarson (Bass), Adrian Eröd (Baritone)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Germany 
3.
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Katarina Dalayman (Soprano), Christopher Ventris (Tenor), Alexandra Reinprecht (Soprano),
Ildikó Raimondi (Soprano), Ulrike Helzel (Alto), Linda Watson (Soprano),
Zoryana Kushpler (Mezzo Soprano), Ain Anger (Bass), Markus Eiche (Baritone),
Tomasz Konieczny (Bass), Albert Dohmen (Baritone), Waltraud Meier (Mezzo Soprano),
Lars Woldt (Baritone), Janina Baechle (Mezzo Soprano), Eric Halfvarson (Bass)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
4.
Siegfried by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Chen Reiss (Soprano), Eric Halfvarson (Bass), Lars Woldt (Baritone),
Wolfgang Schmidt (Tenor), Waltraud Meier (Mezzo Soprano), Albert Dohmen (Baritone),
Ain Anger (Bass), Markus Eiche (Baritone), Tomasz Konieczny (Bass),
Ulrike Helzel (Alto), Linda Watson (Soprano), Zoryana Kushpler (Mezzo Soprano),
Ildikó Raimondi (Soprano), Alexandra Reinprecht (Soprano), Christopher Ventris (Tenor),
Stephen Gould (Tenor)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
5.
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Eric Halfvarson (Bass), Janina Baechle (Mezzo Soprano), Lars Woldt (Baritone),
Albert Dohmen (Baritone), Waltraud Meier (Mezzo Soprano), Tomasz Konieczny (Bass),
Ain Anger (Bass), Markus Eiche (Baritone), Zoryana Kushpler (Mezzo Soprano),
Linda Watson (Soprano), Ulrike Helzel (Alto), Ildikó Raimondi (Soprano),
Alexandra Reinprecht (Soprano), Christopher Ventris (Tenor)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861-1874; Germany 

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