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Spin cycle

By popular demand, La Cieca brings you Der Ring des Nibelungen, as recorded at the Teatro Colón and preserved on Mike Richter‘s CD-ROM “El Anillo.” First up (naturally), Das Rheingold.

Wagner: Das Rheingold
Teatro Colón
September 16, 1962

Wotan:  Hans Hotter
Donner:  Angel Mattielo
Froh:  Carlo Cossutta
Loge:  Fritz Uhl
Fasolt:  Arnold van Mill
Fafner:  Jorge Algorta
Alberich:  Alois Pernerstorfer
Mime:  Herold Kraus
Fricka:  Ursula Boese
Freia:  Nilda Hoffmann
Erda – Marga Hoeffgen
Woglinde:  Myrtha Garbarini
Wellgunde:  Olga Chelavine
Flosshilde:  Noemi Souza

Conductor:   Heinz Wallberg

1 comment

  • Tory Adore says:

    Thank you for posting this. the voices are amazing and the conductor’s take on this is quite interesting. Hans Hotter is the perfect Wotan- a bark, some bite and a nice legato. Loge, too- crisp yet lyrical. Vielen Dank.