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Opera Explained - An Introduction to Wagner: The Ring

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>Johnson, Stephen : An Introduction to Wagner
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Based in legend, Wagner's 'The Ring of Nibelung' has become a legend in its own right: a supreme challenge for conductors, singers, opera producers, and indeed for audiences. But for all its grandeur and complexity, 'The Ring' is far more accessible than many music lovers think. This two-CD guide explains the basics of the plot, profiles the leading characters, and shows how Wagner's revolutionary music adds fascinating layers of meaning and psychological insight.



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>Johnson, Stephen : An Introduction to Wagner :: The Ring of the Nibelung
  • Performers: Phillip Ens (Bass); Heinz Göhrig (Tenor); Wiebke Göetjes (Soprano); Stella Kleindienst (Soprano); Maria Ullrich (Mezzo Soprano); Gabriela Herrera (Soprano); Magdalena Schäfer (Soprano); Renate Behle (Soprano); Attila Jun (Baritone); Sue Patchell (Soprano); Roland Bracht (Bass); Sarah Castle (Voice); Luana DeVol (Soprano); Hernan Iturralde (Baritone); Albert Bonnema (Tenor); Nidia Palacios (Mezzo Soprano); Eva-Maria Westbroek (Soprano); Catriona Smith (Soprano); Bjorn Waag (Voice); Lisa Gasteen (Soprano); Motti Kastón (Voice); Franz-Josef Kapellmann (Voice); Michaela Schuster (Mezzo-Soprano); Eberhard Lorenz (Tenor); Tichina Vaughn (Mezzo Soprano); Robert Künzli (Voice); Angela Denoke (Soprano); Helene Ranada (Mezzo Soprano); Margit Diefenthal (Alto); Bernard Schneider (Voice); Esa Ruuttunen (Baritone); Jon West (Voice); Helga Indrioadottir (Voice); Robert Gambill (Tenor); Janet Collins (Alto); Mette Ejsing (Alto); Wolfgang Schöne (Bass); Lani Poulson (Mezzo Soprano); Margarete Joswig (Mezzo Soprano); Wolfgang Probst (Bass Baritone); Jan-Hendrik Rootering (Bass)
  • Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
  • Running Time: 1 min. 11 sec.