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