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“Der Ring des Nibelungen” (The Ring of the Nibelung), Operatic Concert in Berlin

June 19, 2012

BERLIN, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

The final part of the Wagner concert series by Marek Janowski and the
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

“The Ring of the Nibelung” will be the grand finale of the 2012/2013 season of concert
performances of the Wagner concert series, which has been running for the past three
years, performed by the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin under the direction of Marek
Janowski. On 22 and 24 November 2012 the sounds of “Das Rheingold” (The Rhine Gold) and
“Die Walkuere” (The Valkyrie) will ring out in the Berlin Philharmonie with “Siegfried”
and “Gotterdammerung” (Twilight of the Gods) following on 1 and 15 March 2013.

The four concert evenings include amongst their international singing elite the voices
of Tomasz Konieczny (Wotan), Ricarda Merbeth (Freia), Iris Vermillion (Fricka), Robert
Dean Smith (Siegmund), Petra Lang (Bruennhilde), Stephen Gould (Siegfried, 1.3.), Matti
Salminen (Fafner, Hagen) and Lance Ryan (Siegfried, 15.3.). The Rundfunkchor Berlin will
also take part in the “Gotterdammerung”.

Like all ten parts of the Wagner concert series, the four concerts of the “Ring” will
be recorded by the PentaTone label and Deutschlandradio and later broadcast and released
on Super Audio CDs, one after the other, up to the end of 2013.

The Wagner concert series places music squarely at the centre of attention. The
absolute listening experience makes it possible to hear otherwise inaudible nuances in
Wagner’s works. At the same time the pure reproduction of the music creates the ideal
conditions for the live recording.

        Richard Wagner: "Der Ring des Nibelungen"
        Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
        Marek Janowski
        Philharmonie Berlin

        Thursday, 22 November 2012, 8 p.m.
        "Das Rheingold" WWV 86 a With Tomasz Konieczny, Christian Elsner, Iris Vermillion,
         Ricarda Merbeth and others

        Saturday, 24 November 2012, 6 p.m.
        "Die Walkuere" WWV 86 b With Tomasz Konieczny, Iris Vermillion, Robert Dean Smith,
         Petra Lang and others

        Friday, 1 March 2013, 6 p.m.
        "Siegfried" WWV 86 c With Juha Uusitalo, Stephen Gould, Violeta Urmana, Matti Salminen
         and others

        Friday, 15 March 2013, 6 p.m.
        "Gotterdammerung" WWV 86 d With Lance Ryan, Petra Lang, Matti Salminen, Edith Haller,
         Marina Prudenskaja and others
        Press contact
        Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
        Christina Gembaczka

SOURCE Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

Source: PR Newswire