Wagner Das Rheingold – out 1 June 2018
The latest in their highly regarded Wagner opera series, Hallé present the live recording of their acclaimed Bridgewater Hall performance.
‘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
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, and produced by Hallé’s award winning engineer Steve Portnoi, this release captures all the drama of the acclaimed live performance which received rave reviews for conductor, orchestra and cast, alike. Recorded live at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester 27 November 2016. Produced by Steve Portnoi.
Previous successful instalments of Der Ring from Hallé won numerous accolades including:
Götterdammerung (CD HLD 7525)
Best Opera recording, Gramophone Awards 2010 – Disc of the Month, Classic FM Magazine, July 2010 – Opera Disc of the Month, BBC Music Magazine, July 2010 – CD of the Week on BBC Radio 3 CD Review – Disc of the week, Sunday Times
Die Walküre (CD HLD 7531)
“However, well you think you know Die Walküre this recording should leave you in renewed awe at Wagner’s genius” Gramophone Magazine
The release is timed to coincide with Hallé and Sir Mark Elder’s performances at The Bridgewater Hall of Siegfried on 2 and 3 June 2018; to be recorded live for future release, completing Hallé’s Ring cycle. You can book tickets below.
The CD is on general release from 1 June 2018. You can also order the album on Amazon and Apple iTunes below.