Wagner - Gotterdammerung (DVD)
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Cat No: 101696
Format: DVD - NTSC
Number of Discs: 2
Release Date: 3rd March 2014
Johannes Martin Kranzle
Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala
Götterdämmerung, the final instalment of Wagner’s 'Ring of the Nibelung', is a story of human passions. Two essentially benevolent creatures, involved with and possibly doomed by their traffic with the gods, find treachery and evil in the world of the humans, and are ruined by the dark side of humanity.
Iréne Theorin, acclaimed worldwide for her portrayal of Wagner’s heroines, stars as Brünnhilde opposite Lance Ryan, who continues his radiant portrayal of the tragic hero Siegfried. The strong cast also includes Mikhail Petrenko as the dark antagonist Hagen and Johannes Martin Kränzle, who once again shines as his father Alberich. Opera star Waltraud Meier has a memorable appearance as Brünnhilde’s sister Waltraute.
With this 2013 recording of Götterdämmerung, the musically and visually compelling Scala Ring Cycle by Daniel Barenboim and Guy Cassiers was completed and proved to be one of the highlights of the Richard Wagner bicentenary.
“The production scores a triumph in the use of light-dark imagery to mirror the archetypal forces at play, underscoring the music rather than overwhelming it with images.” - Opera Today
- Siegfried: Lance Ryan
- Gunther: Gerd Grochowski
- Alberich: Johannes Martin Kränzle
- Hagen: Mikhail Petrenko
- Brünnhilde: Iréne Theorin
- Waltraute: Waltraud Meier
Stage Director: Guy Cassiers
Live recording from the Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 2013.
Sound Formats: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1
Picture Format: 16:9
DVD Format: 2 x DVD 9 / NTSC
Subtitle Languages: DE (Original Language), GB, FR, ES, IT, Korean
Running Time: 292 mins
Region Code: 0
Worldwide available excluding Japan
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