Wagner - Siegfried (DVD) | Arthaus 109406

Wagner - Siegfried (DVD)

£23.36

Label: Arthaus

Cat No: 109406

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Expected Release Date: 22nd May 2099

Contents

Artists

Johnny van Hal
Frieder Aurich
Tomas Mowes
Mario Hoff
Hidezaku Tsumaya
Catherine Foster
Heike Porstein
Nadine Weissmann
Staatskapelle Weimar

Conductor

Carl St. Clair

Works

Wagner, Richard

Siegfried

Artists

Johnny van Hal
Frieder Aurich
Tomas Mowes
Mario Hoff
Hidezaku Tsumaya
Catherine Foster
Heike Porstein
Nadine Weissmann
Staatskapelle Weimar

Conductor

Carl St. Clair

About

Richard Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung reflects the composer’s autobiography as much as the political turmoil of his times. As work progressed, another figure grew to be as important as the hero Siegfried, the god Wotan, the mouthpiece for Wagner’s ideas. “He’s exactly like us: he is the sum of today’s intellectual consciousness, whereas Siegfried is what we hope the human being of the future will be, but who cannot be fashioned by us, and who must make himself by means of our destruction!” Our own doom as the basis of a happier future?

Second ‘day’ – and third part – of Richard Wagner’s ‘Ring’, the musical saga that its author spent more than a quarter of a century composing. It follows the rise of a young hero, Siegfried, the illegitimate son of the twins whose story we were told in Die Walküre. On the one hand, there is learning about life, glorying in nature and in the emotions, as opposed to those of calculation and greed on the other. This episode shows how Wagner was intent on changing society, on showing that a different kind of man can exist, that the mercenary petit bourgeois world can be replaced by greater humanity and freedom.

“Carl St.Clair is adept at handling both the apocalyptic mood of the music and the translucent shimmering of the forest. A brilliant achievement.” – Frankfurter Rundschau

“Michael Schulz has staged a Siegfried in which careful attention to detail and grand-scale gestures are perfectly complemented by an abundance of fascinating ideas.” – Opernglas

Cast:
- Siegfried: Johnny van Hal
- Mime: Frieder Aurich
- Wanderer: Tomas Möwes
- Alberich: Mario Hoff
- Fafner: Hidezaku Tsumaya
- Brünnhilde: Catherine Foster
- Woodbird: Heike Porstein
- Erda: Nadine Weissmann

Live recording from Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar, 2008

Directed by Michael Schulz
Set design by Dirk Becker
Costume design by Renée Listerdal

Sound format: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1
Picture format: 16:9
Format: DVD2 / NTSC
Running time: 251 mins
Language: IT, EN, DE, FR, ES, JP
Region Code: 0

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