1–8 Scene 1
9-14 Scene 2
1–5 Scene 2 continuation
6–15 Scene 3
16–17 Scene 4
1–13 Scene 4 continuation
CAST IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE
Woglinde - Sarah Tynan soprano
Wellgunde - Madeleine Shaw mezzo-soprano
Flosshilde - Leah-Marian Jones mezzo-soprano
Alberich - Samuel Youn bass-baritone
Wotan - Iain Paterson bass-baritone
Fricka - Susan Bickley mezzo-soprano
Freia - Emma Bell soprano
Fasolt - Reinhard Hagen bass
Fafner - Clive Bayley bass
Donner - David Stout baritone
Froh - David Butt Philip tenor
Loge - Will Hartmann tenor
Mime - Nicky Spence tenor
Erda - Susanne Resmark mezzo-soprano
The Halle / Sir Mark Elder
The latest in their highly regarded Wagner opera series, Hallé present the live recording of their acclaimed Bridgewater Hall performance.
Das Rheingold stands as the Vorabend or "Preliminary Evening" of Wagner’s epic Der Ring des Nibelungen, designed to be free of the traditional operatic concepts of aria and operatic chorus, and presented as the more epic Bühnenfestspiel or “stage festival play”, with the linking of dramatic elements through the use of musical motifs.
Recorded at the Bridgewater Hall, capturing all the drama of the acclaimed live performance.
Produced by Hallé’s award winning engineer Steve Portnoi.
“the Hallé were the stars, responsive to every nuance of Elder’s direction.” The Times on the Hallé’s performance of Das Rheingold
“Elder’s interpretation combined lyricism with drama in a way that only the greatest Wagner conductors can realize.” Opera Magazine on the Hallé’s performance of Das Rheingold
|Awards||BBC Radio 3 Disc of the Week|
|Release Period||June 2018|