Das Rheingold (2 CD) - Georg Solti

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Das Rheingold (2 CD) - Georg Solti
Composer: Richard Wagner
Release Date: March 31, 2009
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Artists:
Kirsten Flagstad
George London
Set Svanholm
Kurt Böhme
Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic
Label: Decca

This historic re-issue of Wagner’s Das Rheingold from 1958 features Sir Georg Solti conducting, with performances by Kirsten Flagstad, George London, Set Svanholm,  and Kurt Böhme.

History

Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen

Conceived and written over a period of more than 25 years, Wagner’s Ring cycle is an epic musical journey of four operas: Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried, and Götterdämmerung. Its story of gods, dwarves, and men and the quest for an all-powerful ring was inspired by many sources, including 13th-century Icelandic writings and the medieval German Nibelungenlied. The complete cycle was first seen at the inaugural Bayreuth Festival in 1876. The Met’s landmark production, directed by Robert Lepage, premiered over the course of the 2010–11 and 2011–12 seasons. The DVD release of its Live in HD presentation won the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording.

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