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Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Grimsley, Mellor, Blythe, Vinke, Fisch, Seattle Opera


Release Date: 09/09/2014 
Label:  Avie   Catalog #: 2313   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Stefan VinkeGreer GrimsleyAlwyn MellorStephanie Blythe,   ... 
Conductor:  Asher Fisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony OrchestraSeattle Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 14 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Nearly 40 years ago, a small regional company in the Pacific Northwest decided to scale arguably the greatest height of operatic repertoire, Wagner’s Ring. That amazing feat launched a legendary tradition that has become universally known as the Seattle Ring, a destination for the cycle’s legions of devotees from around the world. Now, the fabled history of the Seattle Ring has been captured for commercial release for the very first time! The Seattle Ring is luxuriously packaged in a sturdy box, containing 14 CDs in color cardboard wallets and five 100-page perfect-bound books — one for each of the Ring’s four librettos, in original German with English translations, plus a commemorative four-color booklet containing essays by Speight Read more Jenkins and numerous photos documenting the 2013 Seattle Ring.

“Like a towering fir tree that survives after the primeval forest around it has vanished, the Seattle Opera’s production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle now stands alone as the only traditional depiction of the epic music drama on the American stage.” – The Associated Press
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Works on This Recording

1.
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Stefan Vinke (Tenor), Greer Grimsley (Bass Baritone), Alwyn Mellor (Soprano),
Stephanie Blythe (Mezzo Soprano), Margaret Jane Wray (Soprano), Stuart Skelton (Tenor)
Conductor:  Asher Fisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra,  Seattle Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853-1874; Germany 
2.
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Asher Fisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra,  Seattle Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Germany 
3.
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Asher Fisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra,  Seattle Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
4.
Siegfried by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Asher Fisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra,  Seattle Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
5.
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Asher Fisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra,  Seattle Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861-1874; Germany 

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