Wagner The Copenhagen Ring Royal Danish Opera

RICHARD WAGNER

the copenhagen ring
das rheingold
die walküre
siegfried
götterdämmerung
Royal Danish Opera
Conducted by Michael Schønwandt
Production by Kasper Bech Holten
Int. Release 07 Jul. 2008
7 DVD-Videos
0440 074 3264 8


Track List

DVD 1: Wagner: Das Rheingold

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Das Rheingold, WWV 86A

2.
5:07

Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Erste Szene

Djina Mai-Mai, Ylva Kihlberg, Hanne Fischer, Sten Byriel, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Zweite Szene

Johan Reuter, Randi Stene, Anne Margarethe Dahl, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Johan Reuter, Hans Lawaetz, Stephen Milling, Christian Christiansen, Johnny van Hal, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Johan Reuter, Johnny van Hal, Michael Kristensen, Randi Stene, Stephen Milling, Christian Christiansen, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Johan Reuter, Hans Lawaetz, Johnny van Hal, Michael Kristensen, Randi Stene, Anne Margarethe Dahl, Stephen Milling, Christian Christiansen, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Johan Reuter, Hans Lawaetz, Johnny van Hal, Michael Kristensen, Randi Stene, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Dritte Szene

Johan Reuter, Michael Kristensen, Sten Byriel, Bengt-Ola Morgny, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Johan Reuter, Michael Kristensen, Sten Byriel, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Vierte Szene

Johan Reuter, Michael Kristensen, Sten Byriel, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Johan Reuter, Hans Lawaetz, Johnny van Hal, Michael Kristensen, Sten Byriel, Randi Stene, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Johan Reuter, Hans Lawaetz, Johnny van Hal, Michael Kristensen, Randi Stene, Anne Margarethe Dahl, Stephen Milling, Christian Christiansen, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Johan Reuter, Johnny van Hal, Randi Stene, Susanne Resmark, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Johan Reuter, Hans Lawaetz, Michael Kristensen, Randi Stene, Anne Margarethe Dahl, Stephen Milling, Christian Christiansen, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Hans Lawaetz, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Johan Reuter, Johnny van Hal, Michael Kristensen, Randi Stene, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Johan Reuter, Michael Kristensen, Djina Mai-Mai, Ylva Kihlberg, Hanne Fischer, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Total Playing Time: 2:28:04

DVD 2: Wagner: Die Walküre

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Die Walküre, WWV 86B

Erster Akt

2.
3:45

Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Stig Andersen, Gitta-Maria Sjoberg, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Stig Andersen, Gitta-Maria Sjoberg, Stephen Milling, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Stephen Milling, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Stig Andersen, Gitta-Maria Sjoberg, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Zweiter Akt

Iréne Theorin, James Johnson, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

James Johnson, Randi Stene, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

17.
9:23

Iréne Theorin, James Johnson, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Stig Andersen, Gitta-Maria Sjoberg, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Iréne Theorin, Stig Andersen, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Iréne Theorin, Stig Andersen, Gitta-Maria Sjoberg, James Johnson, Stephen Milling, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Total Playing Time: 2:36:03

DVD 3: Wagner: Die Walküre

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Die Walküre, WWV 86B

Dritter Akt

Emma Vetter, Ylva Kihlberg, Carolina Sandgren, Hanne Fischer, Elisabeth Jansson, Elisabeth Halling, Ulla Kudsk Jensen, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Iréne Theorin, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Iréne Theorin, Gitta-Maria Sjoberg, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

James Johnson, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Iréne Theorin, James Johnson, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

James Johnson, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

H.M. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Kasper Bech Holten

Total Playing Time: 1:51:02

DVD 4: Wagner: Siegfried

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Siegfried, WWV 86C

Erster Aufzug

2.
3:24

Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Stig Andersen, Bengt-Ola Morgny, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Bengt-Ola Morgny, James Johnson, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Stig Andersen, Bengt-Ola Morgny, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Zweiter Aufzug

10.
5:49

Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

11.
10:37

Sten Byriel, James Johnson, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Sten Byriel, James Johnson, Christian Christiansen, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Stig Andersen, Bengt-Ola Morgny, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

15.
7:44

Stig Andersen, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Stig Andersen, Christian Christiansen, Gisela Stille, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Stig Andersen, Bengt-Ola Morgny, Sten Byriel, Gisela Stille, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Stig Andersen, Bengt-Ola Morgny, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Stig Andersen, Gisela Stille, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Total Playing Time: 2:35:27

DVD 5: Wagner: Siegfried

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Siegfried, WWV 86C

Dritter Aufzug

James Johnson, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

James Johnson, Susanne Resmark, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

James Johnson, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Stig Andersen, James Johnson, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Stig Andersen, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

7.
10:07

Iréne Theorin, Stig Andersen, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Iréne Theorin, Stig Andersen, Michael Schonwandt

Total Playing Time: 1:24:54

DVD 6: Wagner: Götterdämmerung

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Götterdämmerung, WWV 86D

Prologue

Susanne Resmark, Hanne Fischer, Anne Margarethe Dahl, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Iréne Theorin, Stig Andersen, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Act 1

6.
13:08

Stig Andersen, Guido Paevatalu, Peter Klaveness, Ylva Kihlberg, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Peter Klaveness, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Iréne Theorin, Anette Bod, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Anette Bod, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Iréne Theorin, Anette Bod, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Iréne Theorin, Stig Andersen, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Total Playing Time: 1:56:35

DVD 7: Wagner: Götterdämmerung

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Götterdämmerung, WWV 86D

Act 2

Sten Byriel, Peter Klaveness, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

2.
6:27

Stig Andersen, Peter Klaveness, Ylva Kihlberg, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Peter Klaveness, Royal Danish Opera Chorus, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Iréne Theorin, Stig Andersen, Guido Paevatalu, Peter Klaveness, Royal Danish Opera Chorus, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Iréne Theorin, Stig Andersen, Guido Paevatalu, Peter Klaveness, Ylva Kihlberg, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Iréne Theorin, Stig Andersen, Royal Danish Opera Chorus, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Iréne Theorin, Guido Paevatalu, Peter Klaveness, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Act 3

Stig Andersen, Djina Mai-Mai, Elisabeth Meyer-Topsoe, Ulla Kudsk Jensen, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Stig Andersen, Djina Mai-Mai, Ulla Kudsk Jensen, Elisabeth Meyer-Topsoe, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

10.
6:41

Stig Andersen, Guido Paevatalu, Peter Klaveness, Royal Danish Opera Chorus, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Stig Andersen, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

13.
5:36

Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Guido Paevatalu, Peter Klaveness, Ylva Kihlberg, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Iréne Theorin, Ylva Kihlberg, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Iréne Theorin, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Peter Klaveness, Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt

Total Playing Time: 2:29:38

. . . this superb, thought-provoking production in which every performer sings and acts their heart out proved a mesmerising experience . . .

[Irene Theorin:] Vocally she's strong and powerful. And emotionally she's magnificent, talking the splintered "Götterdämmerung" relationship with Siegfried into dephts of feeling that I've never known before in any "Ring". Memorably rich in imagery . . . everything you see is meaningful and purposeful. And as for what you hear, it's quality as well. . . . there's Stig Andersen singing both Siegmund and Siegfried, and doing them with distinction. James Johnson makes a fine "Walküre" and "Siegfried" Wotan. And I've no complaints about any of the cast . . . With Michael Schønwandt's eloquent conducting good orchestral sound, and high-grade Decca engineering, it's great all-round achievement: powerful, watchable, above all, loveable. And when did you last see a "Ring" that truly taught you something about love? Exactly.