Wagner - Die Walkure (DVD) | Opus Arte OA1308D

Wagner - Die Walkure (DVD)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OA1308D

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 20th March 2020

Contents

Artists

Nina Stemme
John Lundgren
Stuart Skelton
Emily Magee
Sarah Connolly
Ain Anger
Lise Davidsen
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor

Antonio Pappano

Works

Wagner, Richard

Die Walkure

Artists

Nina Stemme
John Lundgren
Stuart Skelton
Emily Magee
Sarah Connolly
Ain Anger
Lise Davidsen
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor

Antonio Pappano

About

Antonio Pappano conducts an outstanding cast including Nina Stemme, John Lundgren, Sarah Connolly, Emily Magee, Stuart Skelton and Ain Anger in Keith Warner’s ‘outstanding staging’ (Evening Standard) of Die Walküre.

Die Walküre is the second opera in Richard Wagner’s four-opera-cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen. It is the most performed work in the cycle, loved and admired for its nuanced and intelligent exploration of complex family entanglements through music of astonishing emotive power. This includes the glorious music for the incestuous lovers Siegmund and Sieglinde, and Wotan’s passionate farewell to his beloved daughter Brünnhilde.

“There were moments in Die Walküre at the Royal Opera House when the audience was entirely still and only Antonio Pappano’s periodic gasps broke the surface of Wagner’s score. When the low brass cohered into a single heavy tread that swept up everything in its path. When Nina Stemme’s fearless Brünnhilde gazed at sword point into the eyes of the hero she had been commanded to lead into death and the physical chemistry on stage was instantly charged. When John Lundgren’s Wotan, flawed but tenacious, sank to his knees, voice flagging: an all-too-human god pathetically stricken.” – The Guardian

“From the very first notes, we knew we were in safe hands, with the pounding, driving cellos and basses and the soaring brass… With vocal performances at the very highest level, this was a Walküre to remember.” – Bachtrack ★★★★★

“With Die Walküre, in Keith Warner’s enthralling Covent Garden production of Wagner’s Ring, you can really sense the tectonic plates beginning to shift… Antonio Pappano continues to complement this outstanding staging with his wonderfully fluid conducting. The Ride of the Valkyries, here a boisterous brood, was for once visceral and thrilling.” – The Evening Standard ★★★★

Extra features:
- Why The Royal Opera love performing Die Walküre
- What it’s like performing The Ring Cycle with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
- The musical secrets of Wagner’s Die Walküre
- Cast Gallery

Cast:
- Siegmund: Stuart Skelton
- Sieglinde: Emily Magee
- Hagen: Ain Anger
- Wotan: John Lundgren
- Brünnhilde: Nina Stemme
- Fricka: Sarah Connolly
- Ortlinde: Lise Davidsen

Director: Keith Warner
Designer: Stefanos Lazaridis
Costumes: Marie-Jeanne Lecca

Duration: approx. 240 minutes
Audio: LPCM 2.0 & DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Subtitles: EN, FR, DE, JP, KO

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