Dream Gotterdammerung | IPCD 1029-4
The Dream Ring Cycle
Melchior, Flagstad, Janssen, Thorborg, Habich, Weber, Konetzni
Various orchestras and conductors
The triumphant finale to the Dream Ring, offering some of the greatest vocal artists from the Golden Age of Wagner at the Metropolitan and Covent Garden in an unforgettable performance of Wagner’s complex and sublime masterpiece. Melchior and Flagstad have been repeatedly chosen by music critics as the Siegfried and Brünnhilde of the century. And to add to this glory, the great Thorborg is heard as Waltraute while Eduard Habich sings Alberich, a role for which he was justly famed. Here too is an opportunity to hear Herbert Janssen’s celebrated Gunther, and Ludwig Weber's Hagen. This release includes a booklet that offers extensive articles about the work and the performances together with rare pictorials of these singers on stage in their roles. Also included is a lengthy section devoted to the background and technical details of this recording. This, then, is a Götterdämmerung for the ages.
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