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Wagner: Tristan und Isolde / Schneider, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra


Release Date: 06/22/2018 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 9033  
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Robert Dean SmithRobert HollMichelle BreedtJukka Rasilainen,   ... 
Conductor:  Peter Schneider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival OrchestraBayreuth Festival Chorus
Number of Discs: 4 
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Katharina Wagner, the great-granddaughter of Richard Wagner, is currently director of the Bayreuth Festival, making this recording even more special.. Tristan und Isolde was first performed in 1865 and provided inspiration to many composers including Mahler, Strauss, Szymanowski and Berg. It is widely acknowledged as one of the peaks of the operatic repertoire, and has been performed regularly since its premiere. This production, by renowned director Christoph Marthaler, stars leading Wagner exponents Robert Dean Smith and Iréne Theorin in the title roles, supported by the Bayreuth Festival Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Peter Schneider. The press had only good things to say about this performance: "It's hard to know where to Read more point the awards finger first in such a complete ensemble performance.... Musically everything is fine under the super-experienced Peter Schneider... Despite the ferocious competition, absolutely unmissable.’’ (Gramophone) ‘‘Peter Schneider conducted with real feeling for the score and the prelude to the first act stole upon the ear with the magic of Bayreuth’s amazing acoustics.’’ (The Stage) Read less

Works on This Recording

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Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Robert Dean Smith (Tenor), Robert Holl (Bass), Michelle Breedt (Mezzo Soprano),
Jukka Rasilainen (Bass Baritone), Ralf Lukas (Bass), Iréne Theorin (Soprano)
Conductor:  Peter Schneider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra,  Bayreuth Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1859; Germany 

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