Wagner - The Bayreuth Edition (Blu-ray) | Opus Arte OABD7184BD

Wagner - The Bayreuth Edition (Blu-ray)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OABD7184BD

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 8

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 28th August 2015

Contents

Artists

Franz Hawlata
Artur Korn
Michael Volle
Albert Dohmen
Edith Haller
Linda Watson
Samuel Youn
Franz-Josef Selig
Ricarda Merbeth
Georg Zeppenfeld
Klaus Florian Vogt
Annette Dasch
Kwangchul Youn
Torsten Kerl
Markus Eiche
Lothar Odinius
Robert Dean Smith
Irene Theorin
Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus

Conductors

Sebastian Weigle
Christian Thielemann
Andris Nelsons
Axel Kober
Peter Schneider

Works

Wagner, Richard

Der fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman)
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
Die Walkure
Lohengrin
Tannhauser
Tristan und Isolde

Artists

Franz Hawlata
Artur Korn
Michael Volle
Albert Dohmen
Edith Haller
Linda Watson
Samuel Youn
Franz-Josef Selig
Ricarda Merbeth
Georg Zeppenfeld
Klaus Florian Vogt
Annette Dasch
Kwangchul Youn
Torsten Kerl
Markus Eiche
Lothar Odinius
Robert Dean Smith
Irene Theorin
Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus

Conductors

Sebastian Weigle
Christian Thielemann
Andris Nelsons
Axel Kober
Peter Schneider

About

Since its inception, Bayreuth has become the byword for innovative and daring productions. The six operas featured on this release are certainly no exception - showcasing the original sets, creative productions and outstanding singing that the opera house is famous for, they cement Bayreuth’s worldwide reputation for nurturing raw talent, constantly striving for innovation.

Jan Philipp Gloger’s controversial production of Der fliegende Holländer is conducted by Christian Thielemann, ‘Germany’s most sought-after conductor’ (Daily Telegraph), while Axel Kober takes the helm in Sebastian Baumgarten’s thought provoking production of Tannhäuser, which casts the opera as one giant experiment.

Die Walküre stars up-and-coming singers Johan Botha and Edith Haller, both praised in the German press for their standout performances. The radical Tristan und Isolde sees Christoph Marthaler setting the romantic opera in a Communist-era reception room, unencumbered by the traditional lakes and forests, instead more like a psychodrama of the 1950s.

Concluding the six operas is Katharina Wagner’s debut production: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, the first ever live recording from the Festival, praised by Opera Canada for its ‘stunning theatrical spectacle’.

Richard Wagner’s operas find their home at Bayreuth, and these six very different but equally compelling performances capture the spirit of the German composer perfectly.

Contents:
DIE MEISTERSINGER (2008)
Cast:
- Hans Sachs: Franz Hawlata
- Veit Pogner: Artur Korn
- Sixtus Beckmesser: Michael Volle
- Walther von Stolzing: Klaus Florian Vogt
Director: Katharina Wagner
Conductor: Sebastian Weigle

DIE WALKÜRE (2010)
Cast:
- Wotan: Albert Dohmen
- Sieglinde: Edith Haller
- Brünnhilde: Linda Watson
Director: Tankred Dorst
Conductor: Christian Thielemann

DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER (2013)
Cast:
- Der Holländer: Samuel Youn
- Daland: Franz-Josef Selig
- Senta: Ricarda Merbeth
Director: Jan Philipp Gloger
Conductor: Christian Thielemann

LOHENGRIN (2011)
Cast:
- König Heinrich: Georg Zeppenfeld
- Lohengrin: Klaus Florian Vogt
- Elsa of Brabant: Annette Dasch
Director: Hans Neuenfels
Conductor: Andris Nelsons

TANNHÄUSER (2014)
Cast:
- Hermann: Kwangchul Youn
- Tannhäuser: Torsten Kerl
- Wolfram von Eschenbach: Markus Eiche
- Walther von der Vogelweide: Lothar Odinius
Director: Sebastian Baumgarten
Conductor: Axel Kober

TRISTAN UND ISOLDE (2009)
Cast:
- Tristan: Robert Dean Smith
- Isolde: Iréne Theorin
Director: Christoph Marthaler
Conductor: Peter Schneider

Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS
Subtitles:
- Der fliegende Hollander: English/French/German/Korean
- Tannhauser: English/French/German/Korean
- Lohengrin: English/French/German/Spanish
- Die Walkure: English/French/German/Spanish
- Tristan und Isolde: English/French/German/Spanish
- Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg: English/French/German/Spanish

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