Young (does 34 still count as young?) opera lover here. I fell in love with opera, and especially opera recordings, at an early age and began collecting them ever since; I now have over 500 complete opera recordings. All of this news about Levine has been such a dark cloud over the opera world and I start a hopefully happier opera-related thread with this one.
For a long time the only complete Ring I had was the Solti. It was so ingrained in my mind that I couldn't imagine the thought of hearing another composer's interpretation! Mary, I know.
Since then I had added the Karajan studio cycle with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Furtwängler cycle he did in Rome for Italian radio with Martha Mödl as Brünnhilde, the Krauss from Bayreuth, 1953 with Astrid Varnay as Brünnhilde and the Böhm Bayreuth, 1967 with Nilsson.
Anyone has a favorite Ring I don't have that you would recommend? For some reason the Christmas season also puts me in the mood for Wagner, ha, and I'd love to delve into a new Ring over the holidays.