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Wagner: Lohengrin / Nagano, Kaufmann, Harteros, Koch, Schuster [blu-ray]

Release Date: 01/20/2015 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 002247759  
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Evgeny NikitinMichaela SchusterAnja HarterosJonas Kaufmann,   ... 
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera OrchestraBavarian State Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
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Richard Jones’s radical new production of Lohengrin was the talk of the 2009 Munich Festival. It was also a triumph for Jonas Kaufmann in the title role — “the finest heldentenor since Jon Vickers” (La Scena Musicale). Die Welt added that they “could not think of any cast more perfectly matched, so youthfully enthralling, in short: so wonderful ...”. With striking costumes and designs by Ultz —and directed by Maestro Kent Nagano — it represents a bold new Lohengrin for today’s world.

‘’This is the
Read more Lohengrin voice of dreams: both romantic and heroic, with a gentle, well-nourished warmth, capable of a perfectly graduated diminuendo to pianissimo.’’ John Steane, Gramophone, 2010
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Works on This Recording

Lohengrin by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Evgeny Nikitin (Baritone), Michaela Schuster (Mezzo Soprano), Anja Harteros (Soprano),
Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor), Wolfgang Koch (Baritone), Christof Fischesser (Bass)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra,  Bavarian State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 

Customer Reviews

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 Wonderful voices in a too-modern production January 30, 2015 By Robert W. (Kingston, MA) See All My Reviews "Sometimes it's a shame that a director feels the need to create some symbolic edifice to the point that a wondrous cast of singers is upstaged by concrete mixers and extras shoveling concrete. Great voices and excellent sound and video but I really think that Jone's failed symbolism detracts from the whole. I will listen to this many times -- without the video.." Report Abuse
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