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Opera Explained - An Introduction to Wagner: The Ring

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>Johnson, Stephen : An Introduction to Wagner
>     The Ring of the Nibelung

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