Wagner Das Rheingold (3-CD)
1st Jun 2018
CD HLD 7549
Sir Mark Elder
Sarah Tynan, Woglinde
Madeleine Shaw, Wellgunde
Leah-Marian Jones, Flosshilde
Samuel Youn, Alberich
Iain Paterson, Wotan
Susan Bickley, Fricka
Emma Bell, Freia
Reinhard Hagen, Fasolt
Clive Bayley, Fafner
David Stout, Donner
David Butt Philip, Froh
Will Hartmann, Loge
Nicky Spence, Mime
Susanne Resmark, Erda
The CD is on general release from 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:
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
“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.