Premiere: 16. Mai 2010 | Staatsoper Unter den Linden | Berlin
Wiederaufnahme: 04. Dezember 2011 | Staatsoper im Schiller Theater | Berlin
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The peaceful beauty of the forest enchants Siegfried. He listens to the song of a bird, who tells him of a beautiful woman named Brünnhilde, asleep on a mountain encircled by a ring of magic fire. Only one who has no fear can pass through the flames and awaken her from sleep. Siegfried immediately sets out to find her.
Music performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Ormandy.
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Solti was a Hungarian-born British conductor. Not long after making his piano debut at age 12, he decided he wanted to conduct. He returned to piano during WWII and won the 1942 Geneva International Competition. After the war, he began conducting again and led orchestras all over Europe and the US. As director of the Royal Opera House, he made the first full recording of Richard Wagner’s Ring cycle, one of history’s most celebrated recordings. How did he earn the nickname “the screaming skull“? More… Discuss
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