Wagner - Siegfried | Halle CDHLD7551

Wagner - Siegfried

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Label: Halle

Cat No: CDHLD7551

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 4

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 7th June 2019

Contents

Artists

Gerhard Siegel (tenor)
Simon O’Neill (tenor)
Iain Paterson (bass-baritone)
Martin Winkler (bass-baritone)
Clive Bayley (bass)
Malin Christensson (soprano)
Anna Larsson (contralto)
Rachel Nicholls (soprano)
The Halle

Conductor

Mark Elder

Works

Wagner, Richard

Siegfried

Artists

Gerhard Siegel (tenor)
Simon O’Neill (tenor)
Iain Paterson (bass-baritone)
Martin Winkler (bass-baritone)
Clive Bayley (bass)
Malin Christensson (soprano)
Anna Larsson (contralto)
Rachel Nicholls (soprano)
The Halle

Conductor

Mark Elder

About

The Hallé completes its highly regarded Ring cycle, with the live recording of its acclaimed Bridgewater Hall performance under Sir Mark Elder.

The third element of Wagner’s Ring cycle contains humour, drama and a concluding ecstasy as the eponymous hero meets his heroine Brünnhilde, setting up the explosive finale of the concluding opera. With enormous orchestral forces and dramatic use of leitmotiv themes the music portrays the full gamut of emotions and provides a perfect vehicle to display the heights of the Hallé’s powers under Elder. Recorded at the Bridgewater Hall, capturing all the drama of the acclaimed live performance.

“Roaring jubilation and radiant beauty from Elder and the Halle…. Elder is a superb Wagnerian, acutely conscious of the complex relationship between tempo and pace, and immaculate in his judgment both of the span of each act and the ebb and flow of detail within it. Thrilling climaxes alternated with moments of astonishing beauty and quiet, almost exquisite terror.” - The Guardian on the Hallé’s performance of Siegfried

Recorded at the performance in The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester on 2 and 3 June 2018 and in rehearsal

Cast:
- Mime: Gerhard Siegel (tenor)
- Siegfried: Simon O’Neill (tenor)
- Wotan/The Wanderer: Iain Paterson (bass-baritone)
- Alberich: Martin Winkler (bass-baritone)
- Fafner: Clive Bayley (bass)
- Woodbird: Malin Christensson (soprano)
- Erda: Anna Larsson (contralto)
- Brünnhilde: Rachel Nicholls (soprano)

Reviews

One of Elder’s principal achievements in this cycle – and nowhere more so than in this newcomer – is that he has got this special sheen of stage experience from his symphony orchestra. It’s more than just a question of thoroughly accomplished technical playing; it’s a question of living with and feeling the drama of these scores through the colour and pace of their rendering of the score. For that alone these recordings deserve a competitive place in today’s catalogues... The casting, as throughout the cycle, shows awareness of new and upcoming achievements. ... An outstanding achievement, then, and one which should be placed very high in the ‘form order’ of competing versions...  Mike Ashman
Gramophone July 2019
Gramophone Editor's Choice

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