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Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen / Ryan, Wilson, Uusitalo, Mehta, Valencia Community Orchestra

Wagner,Richard / Ocv / Mehta
Release Date: 11/16/2010 
Label:  C Major   Catalog #: 703808  
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Ralf LukasManuela BressPilar VazquezAnn-Katrin Naidu,   ... 
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Valencia Community OrchestraValencia Regional Government Choir
Number of Discs: 8 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 17 Hours 40 Mins. 

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"This is a production to cherish, brilliantly realised for DVD, which should be in the collections of all serious Wagnerians. I suspect the Valencia Ring may well turn out to be the classical DVD event of the year." -- MusicWeb International

Richard Wagner
DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN
(8-DVD Box Set)

DAS RHEINGOLD

Wotan – Juha Uusitalo
Donner – Ilya Bannik
Froh – Germán Villar
Loge – John Daszak
Alberich –
Read more Franz-Josef Kapellmann
Mime – Gerhard Siegel
Fasolt – Matti Salminen
Fafner – Stephen Milling
Fricka – Anna Larsson
Freia – Sabina von Walther
Erda – Christa Mayer
Woglinde – Silvia Vázquez
Wellgunde – Ann-Katrin Naidu
Flosshilde – Hanna Esther Minutillo

DIE WALKÜRE

Siegmund – Peter Seiffert
Hunding – Matti Salminen
Wotan – Juha Uusitalo
Sieglinde – Petra-Maria Schnitzer
Brünnhilde – Jennifer Wilson
Fricka – Anna Larsson
Gerhilde – Bernadette Flaitz
Ortlinde – Helen Huse Ralston
Waltraute – Pilar Vázquez
Schwertleite – Christa Mayer
Helmwige – Eugenia Bethencourt
Siegrune – Heike Grötzinger
Grimgerde – Manuela Bress
Rossweisse – Hannah Ester Minutillo

Recorded live from the Palau de les Arts "Reina Sofia", Valencia, Spain, 2008.

SIEGFRIED

Siegfried – Lance Ryan
Mime – Gerhard Siegel
Der Wanderer – Juha Uusitalo
Alberich – Franz-Joseph Kapellmann
Fafner – Stephen Milling
Erda – Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Brünnhilde – Jennifer Wilson
Waldvogel – Marina Zyatkova

Recorded live from the Palau de les Arts "Reina Sofia", Valencia, Spain, 2008.

GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG

Siegfried – Lance Ryan
Gunther – Ralf Lukas
Alberich – Franz-Josef Kapellmann
Hagen – Mattil Salminen
Brünnhilde – Jennifer Wilson
Gutrune – Elisabete Matos
Waltraute – Catherine Wyn-Rogers
First Norn – Daniela Denschlag
Second Norn – Pilar Vázquez
Third Norn – Eugenia Bethencourt
Woglinde- Silvia Vázquez
Wellgunde – Ann-Katrin Naidu
Flosshilde – Marina Prudenskaja

Recorded live from the Palau de les Arts "Reina Sofia", Valencia, Spain, 2009.

Valencia Regional Government Choir (Cor de la Generalitat Valenciana)
Valencian Community Orchestra (Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana)
Zubin Mehta, conductor

La Fura del Baus, staging
Carlus Padrissa, stage director

Bonus:
- The Making of the Ring

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 (opera) / Dolby Digital 2.0 (bonus)
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: German, French, English, Spanish (opera) / English (bonus) Booklet notes: German, French, English
Running time: 15 hours 52 mins (opera) + 1 hour 48 mins (bonus)
No. of DVDs: 8 (DVD 9)

Recorded live from the Palau de les Arts "Reina Sofia", Valencia, Spain, 2007.
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Works on This Recording

1. Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Ralf Lukas (Bass), Manuela Bress (Mezzo Soprano), Pilar Vazquez (Soprano),
Ann-Katrin Naidu (Mezzo Soprano), Peter Seiffert (Tenor), Bernadette Flaitz (Soprano),
Gerhard Siegel (Tenor), Germán Villar (Tenor), Ilya Bannik (Bass),
Juha Uusitalo (Baritone), Stephen Milling (Bass), Christa Mayer (Mezzo Soprano),
Anna Larsson (Alto), Sabina von Walther (Soprano), Franz Josef Kapellmann (Bass),
Lance Ryan (Tenor), Jennifer Wilson (Soprano), Matti Salminen (Bass),
John Daszak (Tenor), Silvia Vázquez (Soprano), Hannah Esther Minutillo (Alto),
Helen Huse Ralston (Soprano), Petra Maria Schnitzer (Soprano), Eugenia Bethencourt (Soprano),
Heike Grötzinger (Mezzo Soprano), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Mezzo Soprano), Marina Zyatkova (Soprano),
Elisabete Matos (Mezzo Soprano), Daniela Denschlag (Mezzo Soprano), Marina Prudenskaja (Alto)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Valencia Community Orchestra,  Valencia Regional Government Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853-1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 2008 
Venue:  Reina Sofia, Valencia, Spain 
2. Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Ann-Katrin Naidu (Mezzo Soprano), Germán Villar (Tenor), Ilya Bannik (Bass),
Matti Salminen (Bass), Juha Uusitalo (Baritone), Gerhard Siegel (Tenor),
Franz Josef Kapellmann (Bass), Stephen Milling (Bass), John Daszak (Tenor),
Anna Larsson (Alto), Sabina von Walther (Soprano), Christa Mayer (Mezzo Soprano),
Silvia Vázquez (Soprano), Hannah Esther Minutillo (Alto)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Valencia Community Orchestra,  Valencia Regional Government Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Germany 
Date of Recording: 2008 
Venue:  Reina Sofia, Valencia, Spain 
3. Die Walküre by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Pilar Vazquez (Soprano), Bernadette Flaitz (Soprano), Jennifer Wilson (Soprano),
Eugenia Bethencourt (Soprano), Helen Huse Ralston (Soprano), Christa Mayer (Mezzo Soprano),
Anna Larsson (Alto), Peter Seiffert (Tenor), Matti Salminen (Bass),
Petra Maria Schnitzer (Soprano), Juha Uusitalo (Baritone), Heike Grötzinger (Mezzo Soprano),
Manuela Bress (Mezzo Soprano), Hannah Esther Minutillo (Alto)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Valencia Community Orchestra,  Valencia Regional Government Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 2008 
Venue:  Reina Sofia, Valencia, Spain 
4. Siegfried by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Gerhard Siegel (Tenor), Lance Ryan (Tenor), Juha Uusitalo (Baritone),
Jennifer Wilson (Soprano), Franz Josef Kapellmann (Bass), Stephen Milling (Bass),
Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Mezzo Soprano), Marina Zyatkova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Valencia Community Orchestra,  Valencia Regional Government Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
Date of Recording: 2008 
Venue:  Reina Sofia, Valencia, Spain 
5. Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Ann-Katrin Naidu (Mezzo Soprano), Silvia Vázquez (Soprano), Eugenia Bethencourt (Soprano),
Pilar Vazquez (Soprano), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Mezzo Soprano), Ralf Lukas (Bass),
Lance Ryan (Tenor), Matti Salminen (Bass), Jennifer Wilson (Soprano),
Franz Josef Kapellmann (Bass), Elisabete Matos (Mezzo Soprano), Daniela Denschlag (Mezzo Soprano),
Marina Prudenskaja (Alto)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Valencia Community Orchestra,  Valencia Regional Government Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861-1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 2008 
Venue:  Reina Sofia, Valencia, Spain 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Amazing May 29, 2013 By Marina Y. (Richmond Hill, NY) See All My Reviews "I like this version of the Ring. I have seen so many Rings and this is one of the most amazing" Report Abuse
 best brunhilde I have heard today May 1, 2013 By William Schneider (yaphank, NY) See All My Reviews "This opera would get five stars from me except for the weird staging .The singing is first rate and wilson is fantastic as Brunhilde.The sound,and color are also great.I wish this cast was available with a more traditional set.I would recommend this to all except for those who will not be able to get over set.For all others,sit back and prepare to be enthralled by magnificent voices and music from an unexpected source." Report Abuse
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