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Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen / Denoke, Gasteen, Gambill, Rootering, Schöne et al., Staatsoper Stuttgart; Zagrosek [4 Blu-ray]

Album Summary

>Wagner, Richard : Der Ring des Nibelungen
>Wagner, Richard : Das Rheingold
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried
>Wagner, Richard : Götterdämmerung
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The 2002 Stuttgart Ring was distinguished not by its cast under the direction of Lothar Zagrosek alone, but more especially by its production concept: "Four operas - four stage directors". "(Stuttgart) shattered convention by allocating the four operas to four different production teams. The results are astonishing ... The Ring finally looks politically and psychologically modern again." (Financial Times) "Exemplary... not only a genuinely creative approach to the Ring but a demonstration of what contemporary music theater can achieve." (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

“Four operas – four stage directors” is the underlying concept “Ring from Stuttgart”. And by focusing on individual operas rather than the entire cycle, they were better able to express their individual insights into the well-known drama of Siegfried and Wotan - the hugely successful Ring cycle from the Staatsoper Stuttgart is now available on Blu-ray Disc, restored with great care for detail and fully remastered in HD. At a time when most are struggling to find something new to say about Wagner, Zehelein shattered convention by allocating the four operas to four different production teams. The results are astonishing as much for the unexpected harmony of the different approaches as for the strength of their diverse insights. Thus deconstructed, Wagner is less totalitarian, more dramatic. The Ring finally looks politically and psychologically modern again.” Financial Times - Directors: Joachim Schlömer, Christoph Nel, Sergio Morabito, Jossi Wieler and Peter Konwitschny and their outstanding cast (Angela Denoke, Luana DeVol, Lisa Gasteen, Robert Gambill, Jan-Hendrik Rootering, Wolfgang Schöne, Jon Frederick West among others) managed an epoch-making artistic enterprise, which will maintain its place as a highlight of Wagner staging for years to come.



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Works Details

>Wagner, Richard : Der Ring des Nibelungen
  • Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
  • Ensemble: Stuttgart State Opera
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853-1874

>Wagner, Richard : Das Rheingold
  • Performers: Roland Bracht (Bass-Baritone); Phillip Ens (Bass); Robert Kunzli (Tenor); Wolfgang Probst (Bass-Baritone); Esa Ruuttunen (Baritone); Catriona Smith (Soprano); Maria Ullrich (Soprano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853-1854

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
  • Performers: Renate Behle (Soprano); Angela Denoke (Soprano); Robert Gambill (Tenor); Attila Jun (Bass); Jan-Hendrik Rootering (Bass-Baritone); Tichina Vaughn (Mezzo Soprano); Eva-Maria Westbroek (Soprano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856

>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried
  • Performers: Heinz Göhrig (Tenor); Lisa Gasteen (Soprano); Gabriela Herrera (Soprano); Attila Jun (Bass); Helene Ranada (Contralto); Wolfgang Schöne (Bass-Baritone); Bjorn Waag (Baritone); Jon West (Tenor)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1871

>Wagner, Richard : Götterdämmerung
  • Performers: Albert Bonnema (Tenor); Roland Bracht (Bass); Sarah Castle (Soprano); Janet Collins (Mezzo Soprano); Janet Collins (Soprano); Luana DeVol (Soprano); Helga Indridadóttir (Soprano); Hernan Iturralde (Baritone); Franz Kapellmann (Baritone); Sue Patchell (Soprano); Lani Poulson (Mezzo Soprano); Tichina Vaughn (Mezzo Soprano); Eva-Maria Westbroek (Soprano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1861-1874