Notes & Reviews:
In early 2012, the Frankfurt Opera completed its cycle of the "Ring des Nibelungen" with Götterdämmerung. Oehms Classics is proud to now be releasing Siegfried from October 2011; Götterdämmerung will follow in June 2012. Both the audience and press were thoroughly impressed by the outstanding musical performance of the orchestra and singers under conductor Sebastian Weigle. This box set includes extensive texts by the Frankfurt dramatic advisors as well as the complete libretto in German and English.
American Record Guide, November/December 2012
The orchestral sound, as in the other Ring releases, is sometimes too thick, with the brass dominating tutti passages; the studio recordings of 50 years ago sound better. The booklet includes the libretto in German and English.
BBC Music Magazine, November 2012
Weigle conducts superbly, bringing many original and fine ideas to this amazingly fresh score and building up great momentum over entire acts...[Bullock's] awakening is shrill and insecure, but later on she sings beautifully.
Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2012
With his extraordinary reserves of stamina [Ryan] is truly formidable in a broadly paced forging scene. But in Act 2 only the short episode in which he muses about his mother has any degree of tenderness...Weigle's sensitive grasp of the mammoth score's multivalent moods ensures that the performance retains a powerful grip on the listener and the vividly characterised orchestral playing is well recorded.
Recording information: Oper Frankfurt (10/2011/11/2011).
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Works DetailsWagner, Richard : Siegfried
- Conductor: Sebastian Weigle
- Ensemble: Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra
- Running Time: 171 min. 59 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1856-1871