After seeing Das Reingold last year at Leeds Town Hall with Opera North, I decided it was time I had a full Ring Cycle on CD, and with it being a fairly hefty set, wanted the best version.
After a lot of browsing, the set conducted by Sir Georg Solti came out on top. Not necessarily technically the best, but the one which interprets the story the best with incredible performances.
It is difficult to accept that this was recorded a generation ago, it is one of the triumphs of recording, and the quality of this production is incredible.
The set is a very attractive box with each of the four operas in it’s own separate box within that, and an excellent booklet.
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