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Wagner: Das Rheingold

Wagner: Das Rheingold

John Bröcheler (Wotan); Henk Smit (Alberich); Graham Clark (Mime); Reinhild Runkel (Fricka); Chris Merritt (Loge); Anne Gjevang (Erda);

"Pierre Audi’s Ring really shines!" (Wagner Society)

Wagner: Das Rheingold (Gran Teatre del Liceu)

Wagner: Das Rheingold (Gran Teatre del Liceu)

Falk Struckmann (Wotan); Graham Clark (Loge); Günter von Kannen (Alberich); Lioba Braun (Fricka); Kwanchul Youn (Fasolt);

"Traditionalists need not fear Harry Kupfer and his team (set design: Hans Schavernoch, lighting: Franz Peter David). There's enough convention to be familiar and the modern touches are highly appropriate to the plot and its development. I am looking forward very much indeed to the next three parts of this cycle. It may well prove to be the definitive Ring cycle on film." (Musicweb International)

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (Bayreuth Festival)

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (Bayreuth Festival)

Samuel Youn (Der Holländer); Franz-Josef Selig (Daland ); Ricarda Merbeth (Senta ); Tomislav Mužek (Erik ); Christa Mayer (Mary ); Benjamin Bruns (Der Steuermann);

"... one revels in Christian Thielemann's masterly handling of the Overture's tempo modifications and, thereafter, the lustrous sonorities that support the singers in this single-act version of the opera... Youn is a particular revelation, with bass qualities to establish the character's emotional weight but also effective baritonal colours that convey anguish with great specificity." (Gramophone)

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (De Nederlandse Opera)

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (De Nederlandse Opera)

Robert Lloyd (Daland); Catherine Naglestad (Senta); Marco Jentzsch (Erik); Marina Prudenskaja (Mary); Oliver Ringelhahn (Der Steuermann Dalands); Juha Uusitalo (Der Holländer);

"... must give utmost praise to conductor Hartmut Haenchen, who offers a whip-smart account of the score..." (International Record Review)

Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (De Nederlands Opera)

Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (De Nederlands Opera)

"A blend of transparent stage direction, powerful images and colourful orchestral playing. Perfect. (Die Walküre)" (Trouw, NL)

Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (Gran Teatre del Liceu)

Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (Gran Teatre del Liceu)

Deborah Polaski (Brünnhilde); Matti Salminen (Hagen); Falk Struckmann (Gunther); John Treleaven (Siegfried); Eric Halfvarson (Fafner);

"the best small screen realisation of a Ring opera I have seen." (International Record Review)