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

Release Date: 8/6/2013
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: B001871000
Composer: Richard Wagner
Number of Discs: 16

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