Number of Discs:
LPCM Stereo & 5.1 DTS (except Der Fliegende Holländer: Dolby Digital 2.0 & 5.1 DTS)
EN, FR, DE, ES, NE (Der Fliegende Holländer); EN, FR, DE, ES, CA, IT (Der Ring Des Nibelungen); EN, FR, DE, ES, IT (Lohengrin); EN, FR, DE, ES, DA, CH (Tannhäuser); EN, FR, DE, ES, IT (Parsifal); EN, FR, DE, ES, IT (Tristan und Isolde)
Holland Only - Worldwide March 2013
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (De Nederlands Opera)
This 1999 production of The Ring was the first to be based on the definitive complete edition of Wagner's music. Pierre Audi's production for the Netherlands Opera blends the lyrical, mythical and philosophical qualities of Wagner's tetralogy into a profound unity. Amazing sets by George Tsypin and wonderful costumes by Oscar-winning Eiko Ishioka complement singing and playing of great intensity from the cast under the baton of Hartmut Haenchen, who leads an unusually flowing, texturally sensitive interpretation, creating a vigorous yet often intimate impression that comes closer than many modern performances to the scale of Wagner's original conception.
"A blend of transparent stage direction, powerful images and colourful orchestral playing. Perfect. (Die Walküre)" (Trouw, NL)
"Pierre Audis Ring really shines! (Das Rheingold)" (Wagner Society)