Wagner: Das Rheingold - Adam, Burmeister, Windgassen, Silja, Ridderbusch, Neidlinger; Suitner. Bayreuth, 1967
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- Otmar Suitner, taking over for Karl Böhm, delivers a finely tuned, and detailed vision of the preliminary night of the Ring.
- Theo Adam brings ample sound, as well as a prosaic, recitative quality to the role of Wotan.
- Wolfgang Windgassen, as Loge, manages to elevate the character from side-kick to formidable player who can hold his own with the gods.
- Anja Silja is a real stand-out as Freia, as is Gustav Neidlinger's classic Alberich.
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