Falk Struckmann (Wotan), Jan Buchwald (Donner), Ladislav Elgr (Froh), Peter Galliard (Loge), Katja Pieweck (Fricka), Hellen Kwon (Freia), Wolfgang Koch (Alberich), Jurgen Sacher (Mime), Tigram Martirossian (Fasolt), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Fafner), Ha Young Lee (Woglinde), Gabriele Rossmanith (Wellgunde), Ann-Beth Solvang (Flosshilde), Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Simone Young (conductor)
Internationally acclaimed Australian conductor Simone Young conducts Wagner's Das Rheingold, the first opera in his epic Ring Cycle, in Hamburg. The extensive booklet includes photos, liner notes and the full libretto in German and English.
Wagner Das Rheingold
Running Time: 2 hr 31 min
'Young is an alert accompanist of voices and brings a special menace to all the Nibelheim music. A plus here...is the ensemble performing - the Rhinedaughters evidently 'know' each others' voices; the giants, Mime and Loge sound like they're used to dialoguing with each other. Koch's Alberich has power and imaginative use of the text...I have found this new Rheingold - an event to hear whole, rather than sample - increasingly compelling in the insights provided by the conductor and the recording.' (Gramophone)
'The whole thing is a thrilling, involving experience.' (4 STARS BBC Music Magazine)
'Innumerable curtain calls and a thunderous standing ovation for Australian conductor Simone Young marked the opening night concert performance of Wagner's Das Reingold, the innaugural production of Queensland Performing Arts Centre's Hamburg Season...It was Simone Young's night. Currently the world's most acclaimed interpreter of the Ring cycle she conducted the performance with obvious fire and passion.' (Stage Whispers review of Brisbane concert 23 August 2012)