Wagner - Die Walkure | Farao A108088

Wagner - Die Walkure

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Label: Farao

Cat No: A108088

Format: Blu-ray Audio

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 1st December 2014

Contents

Artists

Peter Seiffert
Sally du Randt
Kurt Rydl
Irmgard Vilsmaier
John Tomlinson
Jennifer Trost
Waltraud Meier
Ann-Katrin Naidu
Gabriele Schnaut
Heike Grotzinger
Mihoko Fujimura
Marita Knobel
Bavarian State Orchestra

Conductor

Zubin Mehta

Works

Wagner, Richard

Die Walkure

Artists

Peter Seiffert
Sally du Randt
Kurt Rydl
Irmgard Vilsmaier
John Tomlinson
Jennifer Trost
Waltraud Meier
Ann-Katrin Naidu
Gabriele Schnaut
Heike Grotzinger
Mihoko Fujimura
Marita Knobel
Bavarian State Orchestra

Conductor

Zubin Mehta

About

When Zubin Mehta took over the position of Bavarian General Music Director in 1998, heralding a new era in the history of Germany's most venerable opera orchestra, this first cyclic performance of the Ring was a triumph for both the maestro and his musicians.

The highly individual sound of the Bavarian State Orchestra and Mehta’s energetic, taut and highly emotional conducting style meld within the musical language of 'The Valkyrie' to create a new interpretation that spans an arc between the great conductors of decades past to the modern style of today.

Cast:
- Siegmund: Peter Seiffert
- Helmwige: Sally du Randt
- Hunding: Kurt Rydl
- Gerhilde: Irmgard Vilsmaier
- Wotan: John Tomlinson
- Ortlinde: Jennifer Trost
- Sieglinde: Waltraud Meier
- Waltraute: Ann-Katrin Naidu
- Brünnhilde: Gabriele Schnaut
- Siegrune: Heike Grötzinger
- Fricka: Mihoko Fujimura
- Grimgerde: Marita Knobel

Live recording from the Munich National Theatre, July 2002

The first multi-channel production by Farao sets new standards in live operatic recording. The whole sonorous splendour of the Wagnerian orchestra is here successfully captured on disc – the woodwinds in particular can be heard with a presence otherwise to be found only in the opera house. … And as the musical quality leaves nothing to be desired, this makes a case for the multi-channel sound.” - Stereo

“... in terms of sound quality, the best recording that can be purchased at the moment.” - Süddeutsche Zeitung

Singing of happiness and grief – the Bavarian State Orchestra represents Munich as the Wagnerian city par excellence” - Salzburger Nachrichten

A deluxe Valkyrie... surpasses most rival CDs” - Münchner Merkur

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