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Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen / Terfel, Kaufmann, Blythe, Voigt, Levine, Luisi [blu-ray]


Release Date: 09/11/2012 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001725059  
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Hans-Peter KönigRichard CroftPatricia BardonDeborah Voigt,   ... 
Conductor:  James LevineFabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera ChorusMetropolitan Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 5 
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The most famous, the most performed, the most thrilling, and the most recorded opera cycle in music history. A unique and exclusive package, on multi-set Blu-Ray, of the most successful Ring Cycle production of the 21th century. Filmed at the world-famous Metropolitan Opera House in New York, in high definition - the award winning Robert Lepage production.

Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen
Das Rheingold · Die Walküre · Siegfried · Götterdämmerung &
Read more Wagner’s Dream – The making of the Ring

Starring in alphabetical order:
Patricia Bardon · Stephanie Blythe · Richard Croft · Mojca Erdmann · Wendy Bryn Harmer Jonas Kaufmann · Hans-Peter König · Waltraud Meier · Jay Hunter Morris · Eric Owens Iain Peterson · Franz-Josef Selig · Gerhard Siegel · Bryn Terfel · Deborah Voigt Eva-Maria Westbroek

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
James Levine · Fabio Luisi

Directed by Robert Lepage Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen
Das Rheingold · Die Walküre · Siegfried · Götterdämmerung & Wagner’s Dream – The making of the Ring

Starring in alphabetical order:
Patricia Bardon · Stephanie Blythe · Richard Croft · Mojca Erdmann · Wendy Bryn Harmer Jonas Kaufmann · Hans-Peter König · Waltraud Meier · Jay Hunter Morris · Eric Owens Iain Peterson · Franz-Josef Selig · Gerhard Siegel · Bryn Terfel · Deborah Voigt Eva-Maria Westbroek

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
James Levine · Fabio Luisi

Directed by Robert Lepage Also included is Wagner’s Dream, a frank and revealing documentary about the five-year making of the Met’s new Ring that has already been acclaimed as “simply the best documentary about the Met ever made” (Film Journal), “a must-see for any creative soul” (Cinespect) and “destined to be one of the classic documentaries about opera” (Philadelphia Inquirer). To complement the complete Ring cycle, included is Wagner’s Dream, a frank and revealing documentary about the five-year making of the Met’s new Ring that has already been acclaimed as “simply the best documentary about the Met ever made” (Film Journal), “a must-see for any creative soul” (Cinespect) and “destined to be one of the classic documentaries about opera” (Philadelphia Inquirer).

Filmed live in High Definition
Subtitles: German/English/French/Spanish/Chinese
Region: All Region

A Metropolitan Opera High-Definition Production

R E V I E W S:

"[Die Walküre:] Tenor Jonas Kaufmann is a magnetic Siegmund . . . [Sieglinde, Eva-Maria Westbroek] is theatrically entrancing. Terfel's singing is so godlike . . . [Siegfried:] the stage apparatus is at its most atmospheric here, and Morris' . . . Siegfried is the best-acted on video; likewise Terfel's Wotan . . . [Götterdämmerung:] Brünnhilde (Voigt) is visited by her sister Waltraute -- sung by the great Wagnerian mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier, who knocks the operatic tension up a big notch . . . Voigt maintains the tension throughout Act II. Morris' Act III death scene is utterly mesmerizing . . ." -- David Patrick Stearns, Philadelphia Inquirer [9/11/2012]

". . . [Owens as Alberich] arguably owned this production of "Rheingold". He put forth a dazzling effort both vocally and theatrically and virtually stole the show . . . The remaining cast of "Rheingold" sings quite beautifully, with Bryn Terfel (Wotan) in particular standing out . . . The orchestra, under James Levine, sounded terrific--full, rich, and romantic . . . [Voigt as Brünnhilde] emerges front and center as the real heroine of the Ring . . . there was a sincerity and passion in her delivery . . ." -- Terry Ponick, Washington Times [9/19/2012] Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Hans-Peter König (Baritone), Richard Croft (Tenor), Patricia Bardon (Mezzo Soprano),
Deborah Voigt (Soprano), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Soprano), Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone),
Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor), Mojca Erdmann (Soprano), Waltraud Meier (Mezzo Soprano),
Jay Hunter Morris (Tenor), Gerhard Siegel (Tenor), Eric Owens (Baritone),
Stephanie Blythe (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  James Levine,  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853-1874; Germany 
2.
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Eric Owens (Baritone), Gerhard Siegel (Tenor), Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone),
Richard Croft (Tenor), Hans-Peter König (Baritone), Stephanie Blythe (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Germany 
3.
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Stephanie Blythe (Mezzo Soprano), Hans-Peter König (Baritone), Richard Croft (Tenor),
Deborah Voigt (Soprano), Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Soprano),
Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
4.
Siegfried by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Eric Owens (Baritone), Hans-Peter König (Baritone), Richard Croft (Tenor),
Patricia Bardon (Mezzo Soprano), Deborah Voigt (Soprano), Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone),
Mojca Erdmann (Soprano), Jay Hunter Morris (Tenor), Gerhard Siegel (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
5.
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Eric Owens (Baritone), Jay Hunter Morris (Tenor), Waltraud Meier (Mezzo Soprano),
Deborah Voigt (Soprano), Richard Croft (Tenor), Hans-Peter König (Baritone)
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861-1874; Germany 

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