Wagner: Das Rheingold (Contains Skipping) - Stewart, Reynolds, Esser, Neidlinger, Bode, Zednik; Stein. Bayreuth, 1972
Listen to a Sample:
- Thomas Stewart's smooth-talking Wotan commands the stage from his entrance until the final bars of the opera.
- Anna Reynolds brings imposing grandeur to the role of Fricka.
- Karl Ridderbusch and Hans Sotin are a formidable pair of giants.
- There is intermittent skipping throughout most of the opera. As an alternative there is a version in mono with sound that is less clear.