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Das Rheingold is Coming!

Sunday, 10 December 2006 - 9:49am

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) is 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 Gramophone

Wait no more!
Das Rheingold continues the Melba Ring series, 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 new 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.

Das Rheingold Cast List

John Bröcheler


Timothy DuFore


Andrew Brunsdon


Christopher Doig


Elizabeth Campbell


Kate Ladner


Liane Keegan


John Wegner


Richard Greager


Andrew Collis


David Hibbard


Natalie Jones


Donna-Maree Dunlop


Zan McKendree-Wright


Das Rheingold (MR 301089-90) will be available in late October.