Wagner Das Rheingold
Falk Struckmann, Jan Buchwald, Ladislav Elgr, Peter Galliard, Wolfgang Koch, Jurgen Sacher, Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Simone Young (conductor)
OEHMS CLASSIC | OC925 | 4260034869257 | CD2
This Rheingold production, directed by Claus Guth, opened the Ring Cycle in Hamburg and was acquitted by the audience with waves of applause. This recording, with Falk Struckmann in the role of Wotan, was released just in time for the premiere of the second evening of Wagner‘s tetralogy in the Hamburg Opera House (Die Walküre, 10/19/08). The extensive booklet also includes colour photos of various scenes to give the listener a visual impression of the Hamburg production. In addition, the complete libretto is provided in German and English.
Simone Young conducts the Hamburg Philharmonic in Brisbane on 23, 24 and 25 August 2012.