Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen / Zagrosek, Staatsorchester Stuttgart

Release Date: 10/26/2010
Label: Euroarts
Catalog Number: 2057368
Composer: Richard Wagner
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
Number of Discs: 7

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN

Euroarts presents the hugely successful Ring cycle from the Staatsoper Stuttgart in a box set. The prologue Rheingold and all three subsequent nights (Walküre, Siegfried, Götterdämmerung) of the “stage festival”, as Wagner put it, will be cherished by Wagner enthusiasts and lovers of great theatre all over the world. “Four operas – four stage directors” was the artistic idea behind the 1999/2000 cycle in Stuttgart. Their focus on the individual operas of “Der Ring des Nibelungen” rather than the cycle enabled the stage directors – handpicked by the successful Stuttgart Opera team surrounding Artistic Director Klaus Zehelein – to express their individual insights into the well-known drama of Siegfried and Wotan. Audiences, Wagnerians, and music critics alike were all enthusiastic about the result. As the Financial Times said: “At a time when most are struggling to find something new to say about Wagner, Zehelein shattered convention by allocating the four operas to four different production teams. The results are astonishing as much for the unexpected harmony of the different approaches as for the strength of their diverse insights. Thus deconstructed, Wagner is less totalitarian, more dramatic. The Ring finally looks politically and psychologically modern again.” Directors Joachim Schlömer, Christoph Nel, Jossi Wieler and Peter Konwitschny and their outstanding cast (Angela Denoke, Luana DeVol, Lisa Gasteen, Robert Gambill, Jan-Hendrik Rootering, Wolfgang Schöne, Jon Frederick West et al.) managed an epoch-making artistic enterprise, which will maintain its place as a highlight of Wagner staging for years to come.

Das Rheingold


Wotan - Wolfgang Probst
Alberich -
Esa Ruuttunen
Fasolt -
Roland Bracht
Fafner -
Phillip Ens
Loge -
Robert Künzli
Woflinde - Catriona Smith
Wollgunde - Maria Theresa Ullrich


Staatsoper Stuttgart
Lothar Zagrosek,
conductor


Joachim Schlömer, stage director
Jens Kilian, sets and costumes


Recorded live at the Staatsoper Stuttgart, 28 September and 29 December 2002


 


Die Walküre


Siegmund - Robert Gambill
Hunding -
Attila Jun
Wotan -
Jan-Hendrik Rootering
Sieglinde -
Angela Denoke
Brünnhilde -
Renate Behle
Fricka - Tichina Vaughn
Gerhilde - Eva-Maria Westbroek
Staatsoper Stuttgart
Lothar Zagrosek,
conductor


Christoph Nel, stage director
Karl Kneidl, stage design and costumes


Recorded live at the Staatsoper Stuttgart, 29 September 2002 and 2 January 2003


 


Siegfried


Siegfried - Jon Fredric West
Mime - Heinz Göhrig
The Wanderer - Wolfgang Schöne
Alberich - Björn Waag
Fafner - Attila Jun
Forest Bird - Gabriela Herrera
Erda - Helene Ranada
Brünnhilde - Lisa Gasteen


 


Staatsoper Stuttgart
Lothar Zagrosek,
conductor


Jossi Wieler & Sergio Morabito, stage director / dramaturgy
Anna Viebrock, stage design and costumes


Recorded live at the Staatsoper Stuttgart, 1 October 2002 and 5 January 2003


 


Götterdämmerung


Siegfried - Albert Bonnema
Gunther - Hernan Iturralde
Alberich - Franz-Josef Kapellmann
Hagen - Roland Bracht
Brünnhilde - Luana DeVol
Gutrune - Eva-Maria Westbroek
Waltraute - Tichina Vaughn
The three Norns - Janet Collins, Lani Poulson, Sue Patchell
Woglinde - Helga Rós Indridadóttir
Wellgunde - Sarah Castle
Flosshilde - Janet Collins


Staatsopernchor Stuttgart (Chorus-master: Michael Alber)
Staatsoper Stuttgart
Lothar Zagrosek,
conductor


Peter Konwitschny, stage director
Bert Neumann, stage design and costumes


Recorded live at the Staatsoper Stuttgart, 3 October 2002 and 12 January 2003


 


Picture format: NTSC 16:9 anamorphic
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 15 hours 1 min
No. of DVDs: 7
Works on This Recording
1. Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853-1874 ; Germany
2. Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner
Performer: Wolfgang Probst (Baritone), Esa Ruuttunen (Baritone), Robert Kunzli (Tenor), Roland Bracht (Bass), Phillip Ens (Bass)
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
Period: Romantic
Written: 1854 ; Germany
3. Die Walküre by Richard Wagner
Performer: Eva-Maria Westbroek (Soprano), Attila Jun (Baritone), Renate Behle (Soprano), Angela Denoke (Soprano), Robert Gambill (Tenor), Jan-Hendrik Rootering (Bass), Tichina Vaughn (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856 ; Germany
4. Siegfried by Richard Wagner
Performer: Heinz Göhrig (Tenor), Jon Frederick West (Tenor), Lisa Gasteen (Soprano), Gabriela Herrera (Soprano), Attila Jun (Baritone), Bjorn Waag (Bass), Wolfgang Schöne (Bass), Helene Ranada (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Germany
5. Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner
Performer: Hernan Iturralde (Baritone), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Soprano), Luana DeVol (Soprano), Roland Bracht (Bass), Franz Josef Kapellmann (Bass), Albert Bonnema (Tenor), Tichina Vaughn (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871-1874 ; Germany
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