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Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen CD (Christian Thielemann)

Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen CD (Christian Thielemann)

Linda Watson, Stephen Gould, Albert Dohmen, Hans-Peter König, Andrew Shore and Eva-Maria Westbroek star in this Bayreuth Festival recording of the Ring.
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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 constructed 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.

 

Richard Wagner

Brünnhilde: Linda Watson 

Siegfried: Stephen Gould 

Wotan: Albert Dohmen 

Fafner: Hans-Peter König 

Alberich: Andrew Shore 

Sieglinde: Eva-Maria Westbroek 

 

Bayreuth Festival Orchestra & Chorus; Christian Thielemann 2009

Running Time: 14 hrs 56 mins (14 CDs)

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