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RICHARD WAGNER

Twilight of the Gods

The ultimate Wagner
Ring collection
Blythe · Croft · Erdmann · Kaufmann
König · Morris · Owens · Paterson
Siegel · Terfel · Voigt · Westbroek
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
and Chorus
James Levine · Fabio Luisi
Int. Release 14 Sep. 2012
2 CDs / Download
0289 479 0638 4 2 CDs DDD GH2


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CD 1: Twilight Of The Gods - The Ultimate Wagner Ring Collection

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Das Rheingold

Scene 1

Lisette Oropesa, Jennifer Johnson, Tamara Mumford, Eric Owens, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Eric Owens, Lisette Oropesa, Jennifer Johnson, Tamara Mumford, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Scene 2

Stephanie Blythe, Bryn Terfel, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Scene 3

Bryn Terfel, Dwayne Croft, Adam Diegel, Stephanie Blythe, Eric Owens, Gerhard Siegel, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Scene 4

Eric Owens, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Patricia Bardon, Bryn Terfel, Stephanie Blythe, Adam Diegel, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Dwayne Croft, Adam Diegel, Bryn Terfel, Stephanie Blythe, Richard Croft, Lisette Oropesa, Jennifer Johnson, Tamara Mumford, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Die Walküre

Erster Aufzug

Jonas Kaufmann, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Zweiter Aufzug

Bryn Terfel, Deborah Voigt, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Stephanie Blythe, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Dritter Aufzug

Kelly Cae Hogan, Molly Fillmore, Marjorie Elinor Dix, Mary Phillips, Wendy Bryn Harmer, Eve Gigliotti, Mary Ann McCormick, Lindsay Ammann, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Bryn Terfel, Deborah Voigt, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Bryn Terfel, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

총 재생시간 1:21:11

CD 2: Twilight Of The Gods - The Ultimate Wagner Ring Collection

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Siegfried

Erster Aufzug

Jay Hunter Morris, Gerhard Siegel, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Fabio Luisi

Zweiter Aufzug

Jay Hunter Morris, Mojca Erdmann, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Fabio Luisi

Dritter Aufzug

Bryn Terfel, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Fabio Luisi

Götterdämmerung

Prologue

Deborah Voigt, Jay Hunter Morris, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Fabio Luisi

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Fabio Luisi

Erster Aufzug

Hans-Peter König, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Fabio Luisi

Zweiter Aufzug

Hans-Peter König, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Fabio Luisi, Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Dritter Aufzug

Hans-Peter König, Jay Hunter Morris, Iain Paterson, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Fabio Luisi, Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Deborah Voigt, Hans-Peter König, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Fabio Luisi

총 재생시간 1:17:23

A strong cast, also led by Terfel, generally sound well . . . a perfect sampler for anyone who wants to know what the Ring is all about, and a snip at a tenner.

. . . the Metropolitan Opera's Ring Cycle, here recorded live, is both magisterially staged by Robert Lepage, and strongly sung by a cast that includes Deborah Voigt, Bryn Terfel and Jonas Kaufmann. The Met¿s orchestra is not less consistently fine, conducted by James Levine and Fabio Luisi . . . just enjoy the splendid sound.

. . . sumptuous sounds James Levine summons from the great Met orchestra . . . plush orchestral underlay to support wonderful singers . . . [Eric Owens] is a vivid presence . . . Patricia Bardon delivers a lyrical Erda's Warning with sensuously beautiful tone, devoid of contralto hootiness, and Bryn Terfel's majestic Wotan presides over an excellent family of Gods: Dwayne Croft, especially, makes a star turn of Donner's "Heda, Heda, Hedo" . . . [Richard Croft]: a guileful and sweet-toned Loge. The highlight from "Die Walküre" is Jonnas Kaufmann's "Winterstürme" and the succeeding exchanges with Eva-Maria Westbroek's impassioned Sieglinde. With Terfel, these are singers to compare with some of the finest on disc. Levine's Valkyries, too, are an impressive troupe . . . after Kaufmann, perhaps, there is no one I would prefer to hear in the role.

In Livemitschnitten aus der Metropolitan Opera hat sich die Creme der Klassikwelt versammelt -- angefangen bei Mojca Erdmann als zartstimmigem Waldvogel über das sensationelle "Wälsungenpaar" Eva-Maria Westbroek und Jonas Kaufmann bis hin zum Wotan des Bryan Terfel und der allgegenwärtigen stimmgewaltigen Deborah Voigt als Brünnhilde. Einen gelungeneren Auftakt zum Jubeljahr kann man sich nicht wünschen.