Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev – Wagner: Das Rheingold (2013) SACD ISO

Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev – Wagner: Das Rheingold (2013)
PS3 Rip | 2x SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 02:27:42 minutes | Digital Booklet | 8,31 GB | Genre: Classical
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound

The first part of Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, and the shortest opera in the cycle, Das Rheingold serves as an introductory evening performance that opens the series, followed successively by three full-length music dramas, Die Walküre, Siegfried, and Die Götterdämmerung. However, this concert recording by Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra is the second installment in their Ring, following the early 2013 release of Die Walküre. By reviving Wagner’s music in Russia, which was banned during the Soviet era and remained little explored for decades, Gergiev has tapped into a rich vein of artistry that brings a fresh appreciation of the Ring’s drama and sonorities. The international cast, headed by René Pape as a powerful Wotan, features some of the best Wagner singers available, including Ekaterina Gubanova as Fricka and Nikolai Putilin as Alberich. The critically praised Mariinsky Orchestra has demonstrated its great skill in playing Wagner’s demanding score, and the SACD presentation gives it astonishing clarity, depth, and presence, all required to make these mythological music dramas come to life.


01. Scene One: i. Vorspiel – Prelude
02. Scene One: ii. Weia! Waga! Woge, du welle!
03. Scene One: iii. Garstig glatter glitschriger Glimmer
04. Scene One: iv. Wallala! Lalaleia!
05. Scene One: v. Lugt, Schwestern!
06. Scene One: vi. Der Welt Erbe gewann’ ich zu eigen durch dich?
07. Scene Two: i. Wotan, Gemahl! Erwache!
08. Scene Two: ii. Sanft schloss Schlaf dein Aug’
09. Scene Two: iii. Zu mir, Freia! Meide sie, Frecher!
10. Scene Two: iv. Umsonst, sucht’ ich und sehe
11. Scene Two: v. Ein Runenzauber zwingt das Gold zum Reif
12. Scene Two: vi. Hor, Wotan, der Harrenden Wort!
13. Scene Two: vii. Was sinnt nun Wotan so wild?
14. Scene Two: viii. Auf, Loge! Hinab mit mir!

01. Scene Three: i. Schau, du Schelm!
02. Scene Three: ii. Nibelheim hier. Durch bleiche Nebel
03. Scene Three: iii. Nehmt euch in acht! Alberich naht
04. Scene Three: iv. Vergeh, frevelnder Gauch! Was sagt der?
05. Scene Three: v. Ohe! Hahaha! Schreckliche Schlange
06. Scene Four: i. Da Vetter, sitze du fest!
07. Scene Four: ii. Gezahlt hab’ ich; nun last mich zieh’n!
08. Scene Four: iii. Bin ich nun frei? Wirklich frei?
09. Scene Four: iv. Fasolt und Fafner nahen von fern
10. Scene Four: v. Gepflanzt sind die Pfahle Mass
11. Scene Four: vi. Weiche, Wotan! Weiche!
12. Scene Four: vii. Hort ihr Riesen! Zuruck, und harret!
13. Scene Four: viii. Schwules Gedunst schwebt in der Luft
14. Scene Four: ix. Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge
15. Scene Four: x. Rheingold! Rheingold! Reines Gold!

Music & Libretto by Richard Warner

Produced by James Mallinson. Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by Vladimir Ryabenko
Recorded on June 7-10, 2010; February 17-18; April 10; June 18, 2012 in the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre,
Saint Peterburg, Russia.

Wotan – Rene PAPE
Donner – Alexei MARKOV
Froh – Sergei SEMISHKUR
Loge – Stephan RUGAMER
Fricka – Ekaterina GUBANOVA
Freia Viktoria YASTREBOVA
Erda – Zlata BULYCHEVA
Alberich – Nikolai PUTILIN
Mime – Andrei POPOV

Fasolt – Evgeny NIKITIN
Fafner – Mikhail PETRENKO

Woglinde – Zhanna DOMBROVSKAYA
Wellgunde – Irina VASILIEVA
Flofihilde – Ekaterina SERGEEVA

Mariinsky Orchestra – Musical Director and Conductor: Valery GERGIEV.