Der Ring des Nibelungen
Richard Wagner

Der Ring des Nibelungen

Seattle Opera / Seattle Opera Chorus / Seattle Symphony Orchestra / Asher Fisch

AV 2313 - 0822252231328

€ 109.95 Buy album
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Nearly 40 years ago, a small, regional company in the Pacific Northwest of the United States decided to scale arguably the greatest height of the operatic repertoire, Wagner’s Ring. That amazing feat launched a legendary tradition that has become universally known as the Seattle Ring, a destination for the cycle’s legions of devotees from around the world.
 
Now the fabled history of the Seattle Ring has been captured for commercial release for the very first time. Recorded live during the 2013 season, the production recreates the immediacy of the theatre-going experience and the realism of the superb Seattle cast, which includes Alwyn Mellor as Brunhilde, Stefan Vinke as Siegfried, Greer Grimsley as Wotan, Stephanie Blythe as Fricka, Margaret Jane Wray as Sieglinde, and Stuart Skelton as Siegmund. From the pit, Israeli-born Asher Fisch conducts the Seattle Symphony Orchestra
 
This production of the Ring was created in 2001. 2013 saw its fourth outing, with every prior performance building towards the pinnacle heard here. Directed by Stephen Wadsworth, it has become well-known as the “Green Ring,” emphasizing the importance of nature and the evil that is committed in destroying it. This environmental statement also mirrors the real world as described by Wagner in his own libretto.
 
For decades, the Seattle Ring has been guided by the steady and expert hands of Seattle Opera’s General Director Speight Jenkins, who first dreamed of creating a Ring cycle in the 1940s when he was a young boy. With the 2013 Seattle Ring, Speight celebrated three decades with the company. He will retire at the end of the 2014 season, a momentous and newsworthy occasion at which Speight’s legacy will be feted by the international opera community.
 
The Seattle Ring is luxuriously packaged in a sturdy box, containing 14 CDs in colour cardboard wallets and five, 100-page perfect-bound books – one for each of the Ring’s four librettos in original German with English translations, plus a commemorative four-colour booklet containing essays by Speight Jenkins and numerous photos documenting the 2013 Seattle Ring.
 


 

Tracklisting
  • 1
    Das Rheingold: Prelude
    04:52
  • 2
    Das Rheingold, Scene 1: 'Weia! Waga! Woge, du Welle'
    02:36
  • 3
    Das Rheingold, Scene 1: 'Garstig glatter glitschriger Glimmer!'
    05:02
  • 4
    Das Rheingold, Scene 1: 'Wallala! Lalaleia!'
    02:35
  • 5
    Das Rheingold, Scene 1: 'Lugt, Schwestern!'
    05:58
  • 6
    Das Rheingold, Scene 1: 'Der Welt Erbe gewänn’ ich zu eigen'
    04:11
  • 7
    Das Rheingold, Scene 2: 'Wotan, Gemahl, erwache!'
    09:46
  • 8
    Das Rheingold, Scene 2: 'Sanft schloß Schlaf dein Aug'
    07:29
  • 9
    Das Rheingold, Scene 2: 'Zu mir, Freia!'
    01:34
  • 10
    Das Rheingold, Scene 2: 'Endlich Loge!'
    04:10
  • 11
    Das Rheingold, Scene 2: 'Immer ist Undank Loges Lohn!'
    07:40
  • 12
    Das Rheingold, Scene 2: 'Ein Runenzauber zwingt das Gold zum Reif'
    03:32
  • 13
    Das Rheingold, Scene 2: 'Hör’, Wotan, der Harrenden Wort!'
    02:57
  • 14
    Das Rheingold, Scene 2: 'Was sinnt nun Wotan so wild?'
    05:30
  • 15
    Das Rheingold, Scene 2: 'Auf, Loge, hinab mit mir!'
    04:59
  • 1
    Das Rheingold, Scene 3: 'Schau, du Schelm!'
    02:13
  • 2
    Das Rheingold, Scene 3: 'Nibelheim hier'
    05:53
  • 3
    Das Rheingold, Scene 3: 'Nehmt euch in acht!'
    08:14
  • 4
    Das Rheingold, Scene 3: 'Vergeh’, frevelnder Gauch!'
    04:37
  • 5
    Das Rheingold, Scene 3: 'Ohe! Ohe! Schreckliche Schlange'
    06:46
  • 6
    Das Rheingold, Scene 4: 'Da, Vetter, sitze du fest!'
    04:47
  • 7
    Das Rheingold, Scene 4: 'Gezahlt hab’ ich'
    05:39
  • 8
    Das Rheingold, Scene 4: 'Bin ich nun frei?'
    04:21
  • 9
    Das Rheingold, Scene 4: 'Fasolt und Fafner nahen von fern'
    05:04
  • 10
    Das Rheingold, Scene 4: 'Gepflanzt sind die Pfähle'
    05:58
  • 11
    Das Rheingold, Scene 4: 'Weiche, Wotan!'
    05:16
  • 12
    Das Rheingold, Scene 4: 'Hört, ihr Riesen!'
    06:10
  • 13
    Das Rheingold, Scene 4: 'Schwüles Gedünst'
    03:30
  • 14
    Das Rheingold, Scene 4: 'Abendlich strahlt'
    04:13
  • 15
    Das Rheingold, Scene 4: 'Rheingold! Rheingold!'
    03:35
  • 1
    Die Walküre, Act I: 'Vorspiel'
    03:31
  • 2
    Die Walküre, Act I: 'Wess’ Herd dies auch sei'
    03:46
  • 3
    Die Walküre, Act I: 'Kühlende Labung'
    08:38
  • 4
    Die Walküre, Act I: 'Müd am Herd'
    04:50
  • 5
    Die Walküre, Act I: 'Friedmund darf ich nicht heißen'
    04:19
  • 6
    Die Walküre, Act I: 'Aus dem Wald trieb es mich fort'
    05:42
  • 7
    Die Walküre, Act I: 'Ich weiß ein wildes Geschlecht'
    05:21
  • 8
    Die Walküre, Act I: 'Ein Schwert verhieß mir der Vater'
    05:51
  • 9
    Die Walküre, Act I: 'Schläfst du, Gast?'
    06:52
  • 10
    Die Walküre, Act I: 'Winterstürme'
    02:56
  • 11
    Die Walküre, Act I: 'Du bist der Lenz'
    06:41
  • 12
    Die Walküre, Act I: 'Wehwalt heißt du fürwahr?'
    05:07
  • 1
    Die Walküre, Act II: 'Vorspiel'
    02:05
  • 2
    Die Walküre, Act II: 'Nun zäume dein Roß'
    02:49
  • 3
    Die Walküre, Act II: 'Der alte Sturm'
    04:25
  • 4
    Die Walküre, Act II: 'So ist es denn aus mit den ewigen Göttern'
    03:10
  • 5
    Die Walküre, Act II: 'Nichts lerntest du, wollt’ ich dich lehren'
    05:29
  • 6
    Die Walküre, Act II: 'Was verlangst du?'
    05:27
  • 7
    Die Walküre, Act II: 'Schlimm, fürcht’ ich, schloß der Streit'
    04:28
  • 8
    Die Walküre, Act II: 'Was keinem in Worten ich künde'
    05:54