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Wagner: Siegfried (Bayreuth Festival)
Stephen Gould (Siegfried); Gerhard Siegel (Mime); Albert Dohmen (Der Wanderer); Andrew Shore (Alberich); Hans-Peter König (Fafner); Linda Watson (Brünnhilde);
Recorded live at the Bayreuth Festival in 2008, this production is the third part of Wagner's epic Ring Cycle. Christian Thielemann, one of the most sought-after conductors in the world, takes the baton with the Bayreuth Festival Chorus and Orchestra.
"Thielemann's conducting holds all in glorious Wagner...tremendous singing." (The Stage)
"...there is no doubt that this year's Ring at Bayreuth belongs to...Thielemann...[who] creates a musical experience epic in its scale and inexorable in its apocalyptic, shattering power." (The Guardian)