Korngold - Das Wunder der Heliane (Blu-ray) | Naxos - Blu-ray NBD0083V

Korngold - Das Wunder der Heliane (Blu-ray)

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Label: Naxos - Blu-ray

Cat No: NBD0083V

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 14th June 2019

Contents

Artists

Sara Jakubiak (soprano)
Brian Jagde (tenor)
Josef Wagner (bass-baritone)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin

Conductor

Marc Albrecht

Works

Korngold, Erich Wolfgang

Das Wunder der Heilane, op.20

Artists

Sara Jakubiak (soprano)
Brian Jagde (tenor)
Josef Wagner (bass-baritone)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin

Conductor

Marc Albrecht

About

Das Wunder der Heliane is based on Hans Kaltnekerís mystery play Die Heilige concerning an unnamed Ruler, a Stranger, the heroine Heliane and the redemptive power of love. It is Korngoldís most extravagant stage work and one that he considered to be his greatest score. Written for a huge ensemble, masterfully used, the music possesses voluptuous sweep and hyper-Romanticism. Its intensity is emphasised through an intoxicating array of effects, propulsive rhythms and glorious vocal lyricism, its arc of climaxes building from one act to another. This revelatory new Berlin staging in 2018 enjoyed an unprecedented 20-minute ovation at its premiere.

Stage director: Christof Loy

Picture format: HD 16:9
Sound format: PCM stereo and DTS-HD 5.1
Language: German
Subtitles: German, English, French, Japanese, Korean
Region code: A, B, C
No. of discs: 1 (BD 50)

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