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Wagner: Die Walkure / Thielemann, Botha, Dohmen, Youn, Haller

Wagner / Botha / Dohmen / Bay / Thielemann
Release Date: 04/26/2011 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 1045  
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Alberto DohmenJohan BothaKwangchul YounEdith Haller,   ... 
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival OrchestraBayreuth Festival Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
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Christian Thielemann, “by common consent the leading Wagner conductor of our time” (Die Presse), returns to Bayreuth for this radiant account of Die Walküre filmed at the 2010 Festival. Appearing on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time, it provides the only audio-visual document of Tankred Dorst’s Ring production, and follows the hugely successful release of the whole cycle on CD. Two new singers join the cast: Johan Botha as Siegmund, who was showered with praise by the press (“ideal vocal casting” in the words of the critic on the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) and Edith Haller, with her “beautiful, strong soprano voice”
Read more (Süddeutsche Zeitung) as his sister and lover Sieglinde.

Siegmund: Johan Botha
Hunding: Kwangchul Youn
Wotan: Albert Dohmen
Sieglinde: Edith Haller
Brünnhilde: Linda Watson
Fricka: Mihoko Fujimura
Gerhilde: Sonja Mühleck
Ortlinde: Anna Gabler
Waltraute: Martina Dike
Schwertleite: Simone Schröder
Helmwige: Miriam Gordon-Stewart
Siegrune: Wilke te Brummelstroete
Grimgerde: Annette Küttenbaum
Rossweisse: Alexandra Petersamer

Bayreuther Festspiele Chorus
Bayreuther Festspiele
Conductor: Christian Thielemann
Director: Tankred Dorst
Recorded live from the Bayreuth Festival, 2010

Extra features:

The making of Die Walküre
Cast Gallery

Duration: 258 minutes
Regions: All Regions
Picture Format: 16:9 Anamorphic
Sound Type: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS
Subtitles: English/French/German/Spanish
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Works on This Recording

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 

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