"Once upon a time there was a young woman who was more courageous than all the men in her mountain village".
Given the era, what sounds like a fictitious story really happened. Anna Stainer-Knittel's (b. 1841) life was novelized and serialized with filtered in motifs from Tyrolean legend in a Milan paper by Wilhelmine von Hillern, where the Italian composer Alfredo Catalani became aware of it.
It's first staging at La Scala in Milan, 1892 met with great approval.
Stromminger – Marc Kugel
Wally – Susanna von der Burg
Giuseppe Hagenbach – Paulo Ferreira
Vincenzo Gellner – Bernd Valentin
Walter – Susanne Langbein
Afra –Read more Kristina Cosumano
Il Pedone – Johannes Wimmer
Tiroler Landestheater Chorus
(chorus master: Michel Roberge)
Innsbruck Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Rumpf, conductor
Johannes Reitmeier, stage director
Thomas Dörfler, set designer
Michael D. Zimmermann, costume designer
Johann Kleinhein, lighting designer
Recorded live from the Tiroler Landestheater, Innsbruck, 2012
Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: Stereo 2.0 / Surround 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: Italian, German, English
Running time: 119 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9) Read less
Works on This Recording
La Wallyby Alfredo Catalani Performer:
Johannes Wimmer (Bass),
Kristina Cosumano (Mezzo Soprano),
Paulo Ferreira (Tenor),
Marc Kugel (Bass Baritone),
Bernd Valentin (Baritone),
Susanna Von Der Burg (Soprano),
Susanne Langbein (Soprano)
Tiroler Landestheater Chorus,
Tiroler Landestheater Orchestra Innsbruck
Period: Romantic Written: 1892; Italy
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