Der Ring des Nibelungen (14 CD Box Set)

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Der Ring des Nibelungen (13 CD Box Set)

This exhaustive 13-disc box set contains the Wagner’s entire Der Ring des Nibelungen. This cycle of four epic music dramas are loosely based on characters from the Nibelungenlied,an epic poem, and Norse mythology.

The complete cycle contains the following dramas in sequence: Das Rheingold (The Rhinegold), Die Walkure (The Valkyrie), Siegfried, and Gotterdammerung (Twilight of the Gods). The total playing time of this set is 13 hours, 48 minutes, 8 seconds. Performing this majestic work is the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Marek Janowski.



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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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