Wagner - Der Fliegende Hollander (DVD) | Opus Arte OA1140D

Wagner - Der Fliegende Hollander (DVD)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OA1140D

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 30th June 2014

Contents

Artists

Samuel Youn
Franz-Josef Selig
Ricarda Merbeth
Tomislav Muzek
Christa Mayer
Benjamin Bruns
Bayreuth Festival Orchestra & Chorus

Conductor

Christian Thielemann

Works

Wagner, Richard

Der fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman)

Artists

Samuel Youn
Franz-Josef Selig
Ricarda Merbeth
Tomislav Muzek
Christa Mayer
Benjamin Bruns
Bayreuth Festival Orchestra & Chorus

Conductor

Christian Thielemann

About

Last year’s revival of Jan Philipp Gloger’s controversial 2012 production was greeted (as so often in Bayreuth) with huge acclaim. He translates the tale of the Dutchman, whose travails can only be redeemed through the unconditional love of a woman (Senta), to a future time, where part-human/part-cyborgs grind out an existence in a world completely subservient to business and commerce.

In the modern fan-making factory, which replaces the world of Senta and her fellow seamstresses, we see a final tableau in which the Dutchman’s and Senta’s heavenly union is ‘commemorated’ by the factory workers now producing souvenir statuettes of the couple.

The production stars Samuel Youn, Ricarda Merbeth and Franz-Josef Selig, and is conducted by Christian Thielemann, arguably the greatest Wagnerian conductor of today.

Cast:
- Der Holländer: Samuel Youn
- Daland: Franz-Josef Selig
- Senta: Ricarda Merbeth
- Erik: Tomislav Mu˛ek
- Mary: Christa Mayer
- Der Steuermann: Benjamin Bruns

Recorded live at the Bayreuth Festival Theatre, July 2013

"Christian Thielemann and Das Festspielorchester received the biggest cheers, and rightly so: their account – thrillingly intense and demonic, while respecting of the sweeter passages – was superlative." - The Financial Times

"The excellent Mr Youn is a sympathetic and suffering Dutchman who sings with dignity touched with anguish." - The New York Times

Running time: 140 minutes
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/KO
Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

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