CREDITS
The Metropolitan Opera, for generously providing production photos/slides of scenes from its 1997 production of "Der Ring des Nibelungen" taken by Winnie Klotz and Johan Elbers; special thanks to Jonathan Tichler of the Press Department for his cooperation;

Hildegard Behrens, for giving us much of her precious time and for providing some photographs, and last but not least, for her supreme kindness and magnanimity;

Paul Cates, of Herbert H. Breslin, Inc. for providing photographs (taken by Christian Steiner) and other informational materials on Ms. Behrens, and for his generous cooperation;

Gaston Ormazabal, for generously sharing his photographs and detailed biographic profile of Ms. Behrens.

Colbert Artists Management, Inc. in particular, Herb Lopez, for providing photographs and other informational materials on Mr. James Morris;

Karen Keltner, Associate Conductor and Music Administrator of the San Diego Opera for her enthusiastic support and encouragement;

Peter Wolff of Polygram Records (Los Angeles office) for his kind encouragement and support;

Ian Campbell, General Director of the San Diego Opera from whose radio broadcasts we borrowed the phrase "...music worth seeing";

Karin Reinhardt, for her kind assistance in the translation of German articles;

John Pew of Vivid Solutions, Inc. whose book "Instant Java" served as a valuable resource in the construction of these pages.
The sound clips used were excerpted from the following sources:

Richard Wagner, "Ride of the Valkyries", from Act 3, Scene 1 of "Die Walkure". The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine (Conductor); Deutsche Gramophone 423 389-2 GH4; Polydor International GmbH 1988;

Richard Wagner, "Heil dir, Sonne! Heil dir, Licht!"
, from Act 3 of "Siegfried". The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine (Conductor), Hildegard Behrens (Soprano). The Compact "Ring" : Great Moments from Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung. Deutsche Gramophone D144350 (437-825-2); Polydor International GmbH 1989, 1991;

Richard Wagner, Music from Act 3, Scene 3 of "Die Walkure"
; The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine (Conductor), Hildegard Behrens (Soprano); Deutsche Gramophone 423 389-2 GH4; Polydor International GmbH 1988;

Richard Wagner, Music from "Vorspiel" (Prelude), from "Tristan und Isolde"
- Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (Conductor); Wagner-Karajan (Karajan Gold), Deutsche Gramophone D108695 (439 022-2); Polydor International GmbH 1984;

Richard Wagner, Music from Act 3 of "Gotterdammerung", The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine (Conductor)The Compact "Ring" : Great Moments from Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung; Deutsche Gramophone D144350 (437-825-2); Polydor International GmbH 1989, 1991;

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