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