Experience the Ring Cycle from a brand new, intimate perspective! Watch a portrait of a true artist at work, as Richard Farnes (Music Director, Opera North 2004-2016) conducts the entirety of Wagner's epic 15 hour music drama, Der Ring des Nibelungen, recorded during live performances in Leeds (2016).



Opera North: The Ring Cycle

Recorded live at Leeds Town Hall, May 2016. All rights reserved.


Music and libretto: Richard Wagner (1876)


Conductor: Richard Farnes

Director: Peter Mumford


Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North


DAS RHEINGOLD

Wotan - Michael Druiett,

Loge - Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke

Alberich - Jo Pohlheim

Fricka - Yvonne Howard

Mime - Richard Roberts

Freia - Giselle Allen

Donner - Andrew Foster-Williams

Froh - Mark Le Brocq

Fasolt - James Creswell

Fafner - Mats Almgren

Erda - Claudia Huckle

Woglinde - Jeni Bern

Wellgunde - Madeleine Shaw

Flosshilde - Sarah Castle


Nibelung scream recorded by the Opera North Children's Chorus


DIE WALKÜRE:

Brünnhilde - Kelly Cae Hogan

Sieglinde - Lee Bisset

Siegmund - Michael Weinius

Wotan - Robert Hayward

Fricka - Susan Bickley

Hunding - James Creswell

Helmwige - Katherine Broderick

Ortlinde - Kate Valentine

Gerhilde - Giselle Allen

Siegrune - Sarah Castle

Rossweisse - Madeleine Shaw

Waltraute - Heather Shipp

Grimgerde - Fiona Kimm

Schwertleite - Claudia Huckle


SIEGFRIED

Siegfried - Lars Cleveman

Brünnhilde - Katherine Broderick

Mime - Richard Roberts

Wanderer - Béla Perencz

Alberich - Jo Pohlheim

Fafner - Mats Almgren

Woodbird - Jeni Bern

Erda - Claudia Huckle


GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG

Brünnhilde - Kelly Cae Hogan

Siegfried - Mati Turi

Hagen - Mats Almgren

Gutrune - Giselle Allen

Gunther - Andrew Foster-Williams

Waltraute - Susan Bickley

Alberich - Jo Pohlheim

First Norn - Fiona Kimm

Second Norn - Heather Shipp

Third Norn - Lee Bisset

Woglinde - Jeni Bern

Wellgunde - Madeleine Shaw

Flosshilde - Sarah Castle


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