Wagner - Der Ring des Nibelungen | Opus Arte OACD9000BD

Wagner - Der Ring des Nibelungen

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OACD9000BD

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 14

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 2nd September 2016

Contents

Artists

Albert Dohmen
Ralf Lukas
Clemens Bieber
Arnold Bezuyen
Hans-Peter Konig
Andrew Shore
Gerhard Siegel
Edith Haller
Christa Mayer
Fionnuala McCarthy
Ulrike Helzel
Simone Schroder
Endrik Wottrich
Kwangchul Youn
Eva-Maria Westbroek
Linda Watson
Michelle Breedt
Sonja Muhleck
Anna Gabler
Martina Dike
Wilke Te Brummelstroete
Annette Kuttenbaum
Manuela Bress
Stephen Gould
Robin Johannsen
Bayreuther Festspiele Chorus
Bayreuther Festspiele Orchestra

Conductor

Christian Thielemann

Works

Wagner, Richard

Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring Cycle) (complete)

Artists

Albert Dohmen
Ralf Lukas
Clemens Bieber
Arnold Bezuyen
Hans-Peter Konig
Andrew Shore
Gerhard Siegel
Edith Haller
Christa Mayer
Fionnuala McCarthy
Ulrike Helzel
Simone Schroder
Endrik Wottrich
Kwangchul Youn
Eva-Maria Westbroek
Linda Watson
Michelle Breedt
Sonja Muhleck
Anna Gabler
Martina Dike
Wilke Te Brummelstroete
Annette Kuttenbaum
Manuela Bress
Stephen Gould
Robin Johannsen
Bayreuther Festspiele Chorus
Bayreuther Festspiele Orchestra

Conductor

Christian Thielemann

About

(re-issue at new price)

Wagner's
epic four-opera cycle is a work of extraordinary scale - a full performance takes place over four nights with a total playing time of approximately 15 hours. Based loosely on characters from the Norse sagas, it is a work that follows the struggles of gods, heroes, mythical creatures, and the eponymous magical Ring that grants dominion over the entire world.

The music is richly textured and grows in complexity as the cycle proceeds - Wagner wrote for an orchestra of gargantuan proportions, including a greatly enlarged brass section with new instruments invented especially for the work. The Bayreuth Festspielhaus was contructed for this work to be performed in, with a specially designed stage that allows singers' voices to blend with the huge orchestra without straining - essential for such long performances.

Recorded live at the Bayreuth Festival in 2008, this production stars a host of international stars including Michelle Breedt, Albert Dohmen, Stephen Gould, Hans-Peter Konig, Linda Watson and Eva-Maria Westbroek. Christian Thielemann, one of the most sought-after conductors in the world, takes the baton with the Bayreuth Festival Chorus and Orchestra.

This 14-disc CD box set marks the first ever Opus Arte CD release, and the start of an exciting new direction for the company.

Artists:
Das Rheingold
Albert Dohmen, Ralf Lukas, Clemens Bieber, Arnold Bezuyen, Kwangchul Youn, Hans-Peter König, Andrew Shore, Gerhard Siegel, Michelle Breedt, Edith Haller, Christa Mayer, Fionnuala McCarthy, Ulrike Helzel, Simone Schröder

Die Walküre
Endrik Wottrich, Kwangchul Youn, Albert Dohmen, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Linda Watson, Michelle Breedt, Martina Dike, Sonja Mühleck, Anna Gabler, Martina Dike, Simone Schröder, Edith Haller, Wilke te Brummelstroete, Annette Küttenbaum, Manuela Bress

Siegfried
Stephen Gould, Gerhard Siegel, Albert Dohmen, Andrew Shore, Hans-Peter König, Christa Mayer, Linda Watson, Robin Johannsen

Götterdämmerung
Stephen Gould, Ralf Lukas, Hans-Peter König, Andrew Shore, Linda Watson, Edith Haller, Christa Mayer, Simone Schröder, Martina Dike, Fionnuala McCarthy, Ulrike Helzel

Director: Tankred Dorst

Recorded live at the Bayreuth Festival, Germany, in 2008.

Whatever one's take on the production, Mr. Thielemann drew a probing, radiant and exhilarating musical performance from this orchestra of dedicated instrumentalists’ - New York Times

... there is no doubt that this year's Ring at Bayreuth belongs to... Thielemann... [who] creates a musical experience epic in its scale and inexorable in its apocalyptic, shattering power.’ - The Guardian

Running time: 897 mins
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