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Wagner: Das Rheingold / Pape, Rugamer, Soffel, Larsson, Barenboim [blu-ray]

Wagner / Pape / Eastman Ballet Company Antwerp
Release Date: 09/24/2013 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 108090  
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Maria GortsevskayaAga MikolajKwangchul YounTimo Riihonen,   ... 
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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The La Scala Rheingold in May 2010 inaugurated Guy Cassiers Ring-Cycle and introduced a completely new paradigm to this work. While before him Patrice Chéreau had laid his focus on a historical analysis from 1870 to 1930 Germany, Guy Cassiers' Ring unfolds from our own present-day moment, placing our present and our future into the context of the promises and curses that we have inherited from history. The Cassiers Ring shows how the globalized moment of 2010 continues to build on the Wagnerian
Read more vocabularies of 1870. Cast with a number of opera stars such as René Pape, Stephan Rügamer, Johannes Martin Kränzle & Anna Larsson and conducted by Daniel Barenboim, this Rheingold is bound to put the audience under its spell.

Richard Wagner

Wotan – René Pape
Donner – Jan Buchwald
Froh – Marco Jentzsch
Loge – Stephan Rügamer
Alberich – Johannes Martin Kränzle
Mime – Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke
Fasolt – Kwangchul Youn
Fafner – Timo Riihonen
Fricka – Doris Soffel
Freia – Anna Samuil
Erda – Anna Larsson
Woglinde – Aga Mikolaj
Wellgunde – Maria Gortsevskaya
Flosshilde – Marina Prudenskaya

Eastman Ballet Company, Antwerp
Milan La Scala Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim, conductor

Guy Cassiers, stage director and set designer
Enrico Bagnoli, set and lighting designer
Tim van Steenbergen, costume designer
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, choreographer

Recorded live at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan 26 May 2010

Picture format: 1080i High Definition
Sound format: PCM Stereo / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean
Running time: 163 mins
No. of Discs: 1

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Works on This Recording

Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Maria Gortsevskaya (Mezzo Soprano), Aga Mikolaj (Soprano), Kwangchul Youn (Bass),
Timo Riihonen (Bass), Johannes Martin Kränzle (Baritone), Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Tenor),
René Pape (Bass), Jan Buchwald (Baritone), Marco Jentzsch (Tenor),
Stephan Rügamer (Tenor), Doris Soffel (Mezzo Soprano), Anna Samuil (Voice),
Anna Larsson (Alto), Marina Prudenskaya (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Germany 

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