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Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen

Seattle Opera Chorus & Asher Fisch

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The Seattle Opera's 2013 production of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen was presented during the international celebrations of the composer's bicentennial year and recorded live, making it the company's first audio recording of the tetralogy since 1975. The sumptuous traditional staging and compelling performances received critical raves, and the 2014 release of the recording on Avie earned its own round of glowing reviews. Seattle Opera has been mounting productions of the Ring in its core repertoire since 1973, staking a claim on the operas that is unmatched by other opera houses in the United States, and it has presented an alternative to the controversial avant-garde productions at Bayreuth. Leading the cast are Greer Grimsley as Wotan, Stefan Vinke as Siegfried, Alwyn Mellor as Brünnhilde, Richard Paul Fink as Alberich, and Stephanie Blythe as Fricka, all offering some of the strongest Wagnerian singing heard since the 1980s. The Seattle Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Asher Fisch, provides rich sonorities and vibrant tone colors, so fans of Wagner's brilliant orchestral writing will hear many passages with new ears. Avie's reproduction is remarkable in its clarity and depth, and despite the festival conditions, the sound is quite clean and relatively free of extraneous noises. Issued as a 14-CD box set with complete libretti and color photographs, as well as a digital download, and as online streaming, this release gives Wagner fans options that are usually unavailable for other Ring recordings.
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1
Das Rheingold: Prelude
Seattle Symphony
00:04:51

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra, MainArtist - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

2
Das Rheingold, Scene 1: "Weia! Waga! Woge, du Welle"
Jennifer Zetlan
00:02:35

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Renée Tatum, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Jennifer Zetlan, MainArtist - Cecelia Hall, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

3
Das Rheingold, Scene 1: "Garstig glatter glitschriger Glimmer!"
Richard Paul Fink
00:05:01

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Renée Tatum, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Jennifer Zetlan, MainArtist - Cecelia Hall, MainArtist - Richard Paul Fink, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

4
Das Rheingold, Scene 1: "Wallala! Lalaleia!"
Richard Paul Fink
00:02:35

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Renée Tatum, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Jennifer Zetlan, MainArtist - Cecelia Hall, MainArtist - Richard Paul Fink, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

5
Das Rheingold, Scene 1: "Lugt, Schwestern!"
Jennifer Zetlan
00:05:58

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Renée Tatum, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Jennifer Zetlan, MainArtist - Cecelia Hall, MainArtist - Richard Paul Fink, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

6
Das Rheingold, Scene 1: "Der Welt Erbe gewänn’ ich zu eigen"
Richard Paul Fink
00:04:10

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Renée Tatum, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Jennifer Zetlan, MainArtist - Cecelia Hall, MainArtist - Richard Paul Fink, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

7
Das Rheingold, Scene 2: "Wotan, Gemahl, erwache!"
Stephanie Blythe
00:09:46

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Stephanie Blythe, MainArtist - Wendy Bryn Harmer, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Greer Grimsley, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

8
Das Rheingold, Scene 2: "Sanft schloß Schlaf dein Aug"
Andrea Silvestrelli
00:07:29

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Andrea Silvestrelli, MainArtist - Wendy Bryn Harmer, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Greer Grimsley, MainArtist - Daniel Sumegi, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

9
Das Rheingold, Scene 2: "Zu mir, Freia!"
Ric Furman
00:01:33

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Stephanie Blythe, MainArtist - Andrea Silvestrelli, MainArtist - Wendy Bryn Harmer, MainArtist - Markus Bruck, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Greer Grimsley, MainArtist - Daniel Sumegi, MainArtist - Ric Furman, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

10
Das Rheingold, Scene 2: "Endlich Loge!"
Greer Grimsley
00:04:10

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Stephanie Blythe, MainArtist - Andrea Silvestrelli, MainArtist - Markus Bruck, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Greer Grimsley, MainArtist - Daniel Sumegi, MainArtist - Ric Furman, MainArtist - Mark Schowalter,, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

11
Das Rheingold, Scene 2: "Immer ist Undank Loges Lohn!"
Mark Schowalter
00:07:39

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Stephanie Blythe, MainArtist - Andrea Silvestrelli, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Greer Grimsley, MainArtist - Daniel Sumegi, MainArtist - Mark Schowalter,, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

12
Das Rheingold, Scene 2: "Ein Runenzauber zwingt das Gold zum Reif"
Mark Schowalter
00:03:32

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Stephanie Blythe, MainArtist - Mark Schowalter, MainArtist - Markus Bruck, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Greer Grimsley, MainArtist - Daniel Sumegi, MainArtist - Ric Furman, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

13
Das Rheingold, Scene 2: "Hör’, Wotan, der Harrenden Wort!"
Daniel Sumegi
00:02:57

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Andrea Silvestrelli, MainArtist - Mark Schowalter, MainArtist - Wendy Bryn Harmer, MainArtist - Markus Bruck, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Greer Grimsley, MainArtist - Daniel Sumegi, MainArtist - Ric Furman, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

14
Das Rheingold, Scene 2: "Was sinnt nun Wotan so wild?"
Mark Schowalter
00:05:29

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Stephanie Blythe, MainArtist - Mark Schowalter, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Ric Furman, MainArtist - Markus Brück,, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

15
Das Rheingold, Scene 2: "Auf, Loge, hinab mit mir!"
Greer Grimsley
00:04:59

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Stephanie Blythe, MainArtist - Mark Schowalter, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Greer Grimsley, MainArtist - Ric Furman, MainArtist - Dennis Petersen, MainArtist - Richard Paul Fink, MainArtist - Markus Brück,, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

DISC 2

1
Das Rheingold, Scene 3: "Schau, du Schelm!"
Richard Paul Fink
00:02:12

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Dennis Petersen, MainArtist - Richard Paul Fink, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

2
Das Rheingold, Scene 3: "Nibelheim hier"
Mark Schowalter
00:05:53

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Mark Schowalter, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Greer Grimsley, MainArtist - Dennis Petersen, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

3
Das Rheingold, Scene 3: "Nehmt euch in acht!"
Dennis Petersen
00:08:14

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Mark Schowalter, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Greer Grimsley, MainArtist - Dennis Petersen, MainArtist - Richard Paul Fink, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

4
Das Rheingold, Scene 3: "Vergeh’, frevelnder Gauch!"
Greer Grimsley
00:04:37

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Mark Schowalter, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Greer Grimsley, MainArtist - Richard Paul Fink, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

5
Das Rheingold, Scene 3: "Ohe! Ohe! Schreckliche Schlange"
Mark Schowalter
00:06:46

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Mark Schowalter, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Greer Grimsley, MainArtist - Richard Paul Fink, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

6
Das Rheingold, Scene 4: "Da, Vetter, sitze du fest!"
Mark Schowalter
00:04:46

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Mark Schowalter, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Greer Grimsley, MainArtist - Richard Paul Fink, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

7
Das Rheingold, Scene 4: "Gezahlt hab’ ich"
Richard Paul Fink
00:05:39

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Mark Schowalter, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Greer Grimsley, MainArtist - Richard Paul Fink, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

8
Das Rheingold, Scene 4: "Bin ich nun frei?"
Richard Paul Fink
00:04:20

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Mark Schowalter, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Greer Grimsley, MainArtist - Richard Paul Fink, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

9
Das Rheingold, Scene 4: "Fasolt und Fafner nahen von fern"
Mark Schowalter
00:05:04

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Stephanie Blythe, MainArtist - Andrea Silvestrelli, MainArtist - Mark Schowalter, MainArtist - Markus Bruck, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Greer Grimsley, MainArtist - Ric Furman, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

10
Das Rheingold, Scene 4: "Gepflanzt sind die Pfähle"
Daniel Sumegi
00:05:57

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Stephanie Blythe, MainArtist - Mark Schowalter, MainArtist - Wendy Bryn Harmer, MainArtist - Markus Bruck, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Greer Grimsley, MainArtist - Daniel Sumegi, MainArtist - Ric Furman, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

11
Das Rheingold, Scene 4: "Weiche, Wotan!"
Lucille Beer
00:05:15

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Stephanie Blythe, MainArtist - Lucille Beer, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Greer Grimsley, MainArtist - Ric Furman, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

12
Das Rheingold, Scene 4: "Hört, ihr Riesen!"
Markus Bruck
00:06:09

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Stephanie Blythe, MainArtist - Andrea Silvestrelli, MainArtist - Mark Schowalter, MainArtist - Wendy Bryn Harmer, MainArtist - Markus Bruck, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Greer Grimsley, MainArtist - Daniel Sumegi, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

13
Das Rheingold, Scene 4: "Schwüles Gedünst"
Markus Bruck
00:03:29

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Markus Bruck, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Ric Furman, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

14
Das Rheingold, Scene 4: "Abendlich strahlt"
Greer Grimsley
00:04:12

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Stephanie Blythe, MainArtist - Mark Schowalter, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Greer Grimsley, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

15
Das Rheingold, Scene 4: "Rheingold! Rheingold!"
Jennifer Zetlan
00:03:34

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Mark Schowalter, MainArtist - Renée Tatum, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Jennifer Zetlan, MainArtist - Cecelia Hall, MainArtist - Greer Grimsley, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

DISC 3

1
Die Walküre, Act I: "Vorspiel"
Seattle Symphony
00:03:30

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra, MainArtist - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

2
Die Walküre, Act I: "Wess’ Herd dies auch sei"
Stuart Skelton
00:03:45

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Margaret Jane Wray, MainArtist - Stuart Skelton, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

3
Die Walküre, Act I: "Kühlende Labung"
Stuart Skelton
00:08:37

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Margaret Jane Wray, MainArtist - Stuart Skelton, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

4
Die Walküre, Act I: "Müd am Herd"
Margaret Jane Wray
00:04:49

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Andrea Silvestrelli, MainArtist - Margaret Jane Wray, MainArtist - Stuart Skelton, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

5
Die Walküre, Act I: "Friedmund darf ich nicht heißen"
Stuart Skelton
00:04:18

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Andrea Silvestrelli, MainArtist - Margaret Jane Wray, MainArtist - Stuart Skelton, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

6
Die Walküre, Act I: "Aus dem Wald trieb es mich fort"
Stuart Skelton
00:05:41

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Andrea Silvestrelli, MainArtist - Margaret Jane Wray, MainArtist - Stuart Skelton, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

7
Die Walküre, Act I: "Ich weiß ein wildes Geschlecht"
Andrea Silvestrelli
00:05:20

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Andrea Silvestrelli, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

8
Die Walküre, Act I: "Ein Schwert verhieß mir der Vater"
Stuart Skelton
00:05:50

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Stuart Skelton, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

9
Die Walküre, Act I: "Schläfst du, Gast?"
Margaret Jane Wray
00:06:51

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Margaret Jane Wray, MainArtist - Stuart Skelton, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

10
Die Walküre, Act I: "Winterstürme"
Stuart Skelton
00:02:55

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Stuart Skelton, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

11
Die Walküre, Act I: "Du bist der Lenz"
Margaret Jane Wray
00:06:40

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Margaret Jane Wray, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

12
Die Walküre, Act I: "Wehwalt heißt du fürwahr?"
Margaret Jane Wray
00:05:06

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Margaret Jane Wray, MainArtist - Stuart Skelton, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

DISC 4

1
Die Walküre, Act II: "Vorspiel"
Seattle Symphony
00:02:05

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra, MainArtist - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

2
Die Walküre, Act II: "Nun zäume dein Roß"
Greer Grimsley
00:02:48

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Greer Grimsley, MainArtist - Alwyn Mellor, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

3
Die Walküre, Act II: "Der alte Sturm"
Stephanie Blythe
00:04:25

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Stephanie Blythe, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Greer Grimsley, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

4
Die Walküre, Act II: "So ist es denn aus mit den ewigen Göttern"
Stephanie Blythe
00:03:10

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Stephanie Blythe, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

5
Die Walküre, Act II: "Nichts lerntest du, wollt’ ich dich lehren"
Stephanie Blythe
00:05:29

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Stephanie Blythe, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Greer Grimsley, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

6
Die Walküre, Act II: "Was verlangst du?"
Stephanie Blythe
00:05:27

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Stephanie Blythe, MainArtist - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Greer Grimsley, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

7
Die Walküre, Act II: "Schlimm, fürcht’ ich, schloß der Streit"
Asher Fisch
00:04:28

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Greer Grimsley, MainArtist - Alwyn Mellor, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

8
Die Walküre, Act II: "Was keinem in Worten ich künde"
Greer Grimsley
00:05:53

Richard Wagner, Composer - Asher Fisch, Conductor - Seattle Symphony, Orchestra - Seattle Opera Chorus, Ensemble - Greer Grimsley, MainArtist - Alwyn Mellor, MainArtist

(C) 2014 Seattle Opera (P) 2014 Seattle Opera

Album Description

The Seattle Opera's 2013 production of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen was presented during the international celebrations of the composer's bicentennial year and recorded live, making it the company's first audio recording of the tetralogy since 1975. The sumptuous traditional staging and compelling performances received critical raves, and the 2014 release of the recording on Avie earned its own round of glowing reviews. Seattle Opera has been mounting productions of the Ring in its core repertoire since 1973, staking a claim on the operas that is unmatched by other opera houses in the United States, and it has presented an alternative to the controversial avant-garde productions at Bayreuth. Leading the cast are Greer Grimsley as Wotan, Stefan Vinke as Siegfried, Alwyn Mellor as Brünnhilde, Richard Paul Fink as Alberich, and Stephanie Blythe as Fricka, all offering some of the strongest Wagnerian singing heard since the 1980s. The Seattle Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Asher Fisch, provides rich sonorities and vibrant tone colors, so fans of Wagner's brilliant orchestral writing will hear many passages with new ears. Avie's reproduction is remarkable in its clarity and depth, and despite the festival conditions, the sound is quite clean and relatively free of extraneous noises. Issued as a 14-CD box set with complete libretti and color photographs, as well as a digital download, and as online streaming, this release gives Wagner fans options that are usually unavailable for other Ring recordings.
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