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Richard Wagner - The Bayreuth Edition

Bayreuth Festival Orchestra & Chorus
Release Date: 09/25/2015 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 1194  
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Friedemann RöhligMichaela KauneAndreas MaccoEdward Randall,   ... 
Conductor:  Sebastian WeiglePeter SchneiderChristian ThielemannAndris Nelsons,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival OrchestraBayreuth Festival Chorus
Number of Discs: 12 
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Since its inception, Bayreuth has become the byword for innovative and daring productions. The six operas featured on this release are certainly no exception; showcasing the original sets, creative productions and outstanding singing that the opera house is famous for, they cement Bayreuth's worldwide reputation for nurturing raw talent, constantly striving for innovation. Jan Philipp Gloger's controversial production of Der fliegende Holländer is conducted by Christian Thielemann, 'Germany's mostsought-after conductor' (Daily Telegraph), while Axel Kober takes the helm in Sebastian Baumgarten's thought-provoking production of
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Richard Wagner
THE BAYREUTH EDITION
(12-DVD Box Set)

Der Fliegende Holländer
Tannhäuser
Lohengrin
Die Walküre
Tristan und Isolde
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

singers include:
Franz-Josef Selig, Ricarda Merbeth, Tomislav Mužek, Christa Mayer, Benjamin Bruns, Samuel Youn, Kwangchul Youn, Torsten Kerl, Markus Eiche, Lothar Odinius, Camilla Nylund, Michelle Breedt, Georg Zeppenfeld, Klaus Florian Vogt, Annette Dasch, Jukka Rasilainen, Petra Lang, Johan Botha, Albert Dohmen, Edith Haller, Linda Watson, Sonja Mühleck, Anna Gabler, Martina Dike, Simone Schröder, Miriam Gordon-Stewart, Wilke te Brummelstroete, Annette Küttenbaum, Alexandra Petersamer, Robert Dean Smith, Iréne Theorin, Robert Holl, Ralf Lukas, Franz Hawlata, Artur Korn, Michael Volle, Norbert Ernst, Michaela Kaune, Carola Guber

Recorded live at the Bayreuth Festival Theatre, July 2013 (Der Fliegende Holländer), July 2014 (Tannhäuser), 14 August 2011 (Lohengrin), 19 and 21 August 2010 (Die Walküre), August 2009 (Tristan und Isolde), 2008(Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)

Bonus:
- Cast galleries
- Making of Die Walküre, Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger
- Short films (Tannhäuser)
- Animations (Lohengrin)
- Interviews with the cast and crew (Tannhäuser, Der Fliegende Holländer, Lohengrin)
- Illustrated synopsis (Tristan und Isolde)

Picture format: NTSC 16:9 anamorphic
Sound format: LPCM 2.0 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, French, German (all) / + Spanish (Lohengrin, Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger, Die Walküre) / + Korean (Der Fliegende Holländer, Tannhäuser)
Running time: 24 hrs 18 mins (opera) + 1 hr 21 mins (bonus)
No. of DVDs: 12 (DVD 9)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Friedemann Röhlig (Bass), Michaela Kaune (Soprano), Andreas Macco (Bass),
Edward Randall (Tenor), Michael Volle (Baritone), Rainer Zaun (Bass),
Charles Reid (Tenor), Franz Hawlata (Bass), Artur Korn (Bass),
Markus Eiche (Baritone), Hans-Jürgen Lazar (Tenor), Klaus Florian Vogt (Tenor),
Martin Snell (Bass), Stefan Heibach (Tenor), Diogenes Randes (Bass),
Norbert Ernst (Tenor), Carola Guber (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sebastian Weigle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra,  Bayreuth Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1867; Germany 
Date of Recording: 2008 
Venue:  Bayreuth Festival 
2.
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Martin Snell (Bass), Arnold Bezuyen (Tenor), Clemens Bieber (Tenor),
Iréne Theorin (Soprano), Michelle Breedt (Mezzo Soprano), Jukka Rasilainen (Bass Baritone),
Ralf Lukas (Bass), Robert Dean Smith (Tenor)
Conductor:  Peter Schneider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra,  Bayreuth Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1859; Germany 
3.
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Alberto Dohmen (Baritone), Johan Botha (Tenor), Kwangchul Youn (Bass),
Edith Haller (Soprano), Linda Watson (Soprano), Mihoko Fujimura (Alto)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra,  Bayreuth Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
4.
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Annette Dasch (Soprano), Georg Zeppenfeld (Bass), Klaus Florian Vogt (Tenor),
Jukka Rasilainen (Bass Baritone), Petra Lang (Mezzo Soprano), Samuel Youn (Voice)
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra,  Bayreuth Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
5.
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Kwangchul Youn (Bass), Lothar Odinius (Tenor), Markus Eiche (Baritone),
Thomas Jesatko (Bass Baritone), Torsten Kerl (Tenor), Stefan Heibach (Tenor),
Rainer Zaun (Bass)
Conductor:  Axel Kober
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra,  Bayreuth Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
6.
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Franz-Josef Selig (Bass), Tomislav Muzek (Tenor), Ricarda Merbeth (Soprano),
Christa Mayer (Mezzo Soprano), Benjamin Bruns (Tenor), Samuel Youn (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra,  Bayreuth Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 

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