Frankfurter Ring - Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen

Der Frankfurter Ring - Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen

by Sebastian Weigle
     
 

Sebastian Weigle's "Ring" cycle with the Frankfurt Opera is one of several live sets to appear in 2013, in celebration of Richard Wagner's bicentennial, and it has garnered special praise for its reproduction of the orchestral sound. The Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra is clear and vibrant under Weigle's attentive direction, and…  See more details below

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Sebastian Weigle's "Ring" cycle with the Frankfurt Opera is one of several live sets to appear in 2013, in celebration of Richard Wagner's bicentennial, and it has garnered special praise for its reproduction of the orchestral sound. The Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra is clear and vibrant under Weigle's attentive direction, and Wagner's elaborate instrumental writing comes to the fore in a way that audiophiles and students of the scores will appreciate. A little less consistent is the quality of the singing, which is typical of contemporary "Ring" casts that can't match the career Wagnerians of old, though the voices are adequate. Perhaps the most remarkable performance is that of baritone Terje Stensvold, a veteran who sang the demanding part of Wotan/The Wanderer in his late sixties. Also notable are soprano Susan Bullock's Brünnhilde and tenor Lance Ryan's Siegfried, which are brightly sung and charismatic, though both are a bit strained in the effort. Note: this 14-CD box set is a compilation of four performances recorded and released between 2010 and 2012, not to be confused with the DVD version in similar packaging, which was performed in June and July 2012.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/29/2013
Label:
Oehms
UPC:
4260034869394
catalogNumber:
939
Rank:
282685

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  1. Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold), opera, WWV 86a  - Richard Wagner  - Hans-Jurgen Lazar  - Alfred Reiter  - Kurt Streit  - Sebastian Weigle  - Britta Stallmeister  - Dieter Oehms  - Barbara Zechmeister  - Martina Dike  - Richard Cox  - Dietrich Volle  - Bernd Loebe  - Katharina Magiera  - Jenny Carlstedt  - Magnus Baldvinsson  - Meredith Arwady  - Terje Stensvold  -  Frankfurter Opern und Museumorchester  - Jochen Schmechenbecher
  2. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b  - Richard Wagner  - Sebastian Weigle  - Susan Bullock  - Dieter Oehms  - Eva-Maria Westbroek  - Ain Anger  - Martina Dike  - Frank von Aken  - Christiane Kohl  - Bernd Loebe  - Terje Stensvold  -  Frankfurter Opern und Museumorchester  - Tanja Ariane Baumgartner  - Anja Fidelia Ulrich  - Bernadett Fodor  - Eve-Maud Hubeaux  - Lisa Wedekind  - Mona Somm  - Monika Bohinec
  3. Siegfried, opera, WWV 86c  - Richard Wagner  - Sebastian Weigle  - Susan Bullock  - Dieter Oehms  - Jochen Schmeckenbecher  - Bernd Loebe  - Magnus Baldvinsson  - Meredith Arwady  - Terje Stensvold  -  Frankfurter Opern und Museumorchester  - Peter Marsh  - Kateryna Kasper  - Lance Ryan
  4. Die Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods), opera, WWV 86d  - Richard Wagner  -  Frankfurt Opera Chorus  - Sebastian Weigle  - Susan Bullock  - Britta Stallmeister  - Dieter Oehms  - Jochen Schmeckenbecher  - Johannes Martin Kränzle  - Claudia Mahnke  - Angel Blue  - Gregory Frank  - Bernd Loebe  - Katharina Magiera  - Jenny Carlstedt  - Meredith Arwady  -  Frankfurter Opern und Museumorchester  - Anja Fidelia Ulrich  - Lance Ryan

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