- Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
- Asher Fisch (Conductor)
- John Bröcheler, Wotan
- Timothy DuFore, Donner
- Andrew Brundson, Froh
- Christopher Doig, Loge
- Elizabeth Campbell, Fricka
- Kate Ladner, Freia
- Liane Keegan, Erda
- John Wegner, Alberich
- Richard Greager, Mime
- Andrew Collis, Fasolt
- David Hibbard, Fafner
- Natalie Jones, Woglinde
- Donna-Maree Dunlop, Wellgunde
- Zan McKendree-Wright, Flosshilde
This opera is presented in a handsome hardbound volume with colour production photos, essays on the opera and the history of the Ring in Adelaide together with a full libretto. This stunning premiere SACD hybrid surround recording features the talents of the State Opera of South Australia, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and a stellar cast conducted by Asher Fisch.
Reviews have been staggering for Melba Recordings’ SACD release of State Opera of South Australia’s production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, recently launched in the UK, USA and Europe. The level of international acclaim for the release of the first instalment, Die Walküre (MR 301091-94) was quite unprecedented! Describing the recording as “as ground-breaking as Georg Solti’s Decca recording … one of the most significant recordings of the decade … energetic …history-in-the-making … a production worthy of Bayreuth … and the most recommendable of recent Walküres”, commentators acknowledge Melba as a spearhead of the international new wave of independent record companies revitalising classical music recording.
“it will certainly be good to hear other parts of the Adelaide Ring Cycle in due course.”
The 2 SACD set of Das Rheingold is not available for download,
however selected tracks as part of a 2 SACD set "RING HIGHLIGHTS" are now available.