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Wagner Edition [25 DVD Set]

Wagner / London Philharmonic Orch / Mcvicar
Release Date: 11/13/2012 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 1095  
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Oliver RingelhahnMarina PrudenskajaCatherine NaglestadMarco Jentzsch,   ... 
Conductor:  Hartmut HaenchenBertrand De BillyVladimir JurowskiKent Nagano,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Opera ChorusNetherlands Philharmonic OrchestraBarcelona Teatro Liceu Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 25 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Presented here are all of Wagner’s mature operas from seven leading European opera houses recorded during the last decade. Featuring many acclaimed Wagner singers of our age, these productions exult in the force of Ezra Pound’s dictum, “Great art is news that stays news.” The directors Harry Kupfer, Nikolaus Lehnhoff, David McVicar, and others heed Wagner’s own persuasive plea, “Children, make it new,” employing modern technology within grand designs that face up to the breadth of Wagner’s dramatic genius.

THE WAGNER EDITION (25-DVD Box Set)

Der Fliegende Holländer (DNO, 2010)
Tannhäuser (Royal Danish Opera, 2009)
Lohengrin (Baden-Baden Festspielhaus, 2006)
Der Ring Des Nibelungen
Read more (Liceu, 2003–2004)
Tristan und Isolde (Glyndebourne, 2007)
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Glyndebourne, 2011)
Parsifal (Baden-Baden, 2004)

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: LPCM Stereo / DTS 5.1 (except Der Fliegende Holländer: Dolby Digital 2.0 / DTS 5.1)
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish (all operas) / Dutch (Holländer only) / Italian (Ring, Lohengrin, Parsifal, Tristan und Isolde only) / Catalan (Ring only) / , Danish, Chinese (Tannhäuser only)
Running time: 40 hours 50 mins
No. of DVDs: 25
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Works on This Recording

1.
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Oliver Ringelhahn (Tenor), Marina Prudenskaja (Alto), Catherine Naglestad (Soprano),
Marco Jentzsch (Tenor), Robert Lloyd (Bass), Juha Uusitalo (Baritone)
Conductor:  Hartmut Haenchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Opera Chorus,  Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
2.
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Deborah Polaski (Soprano), Matti Salminen (Bass), Cristina Obregón (Soprano),
Andrea Bönig (Voice), Eric Halfvarson (Bass), Linda Watson (Soprano),
John Treleaven (Tenor), Richard Berkeley-Steele (Tenor), Günter von Kannen (Bass),
Lioba Braun (Alto), Falk Struckmann (Baritone), Graham Clark (Tenor),
Kwangchul Youn (Bass), Elisabete Matos (Mezzo Soprano), Julia Juon (Mezzo Soprano),
Leandra Overmann (Mezzo Soprano), Maria Rodriguez (Soprano)
Conductor:  Bertrand De Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Teatro Liceu Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853-1874; Germany 
3.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Gerald Finley (Baritone), Alastair Miles (Bass), Topi Lehtipuu (Tenor),
Marco Jentzsch (Tenor), Michaela Selinger (Mezzo Soprano), Anna Gabler (Soprano),
Johannes Martin Kränzle (Baritone), Colin Judson (Tenor)
Conductor:  Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1867; Germany 
4.
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Roman Trekel (Baritone), Waltraud Meier (Mezzo Soprano), Tom Fox (Baritone),
Klaus Florian Vogt (Tenor), Solveig Kringelborn (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Chorus,  Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: June 2006 
Venue:  Live Festspielhaus, Baden-Baden, Germany 
5.
Parsifal by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Waltraud Meier (Mezzo Soprano), Christopher Ventris (Tenor),
Matti Salminen (Bass), Tom Fox (Baritone)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsches Symphony Orchestra,  Baden-Baden Festival Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1882; Germany 
6.
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Timothy Robinson (Tenor), Stephen Gadd (Bass), Katarina Karnéus (Mezzo Soprano),
Nina Stemme (Soprano), René Pape (Bass), Robert Gambill (Tenor),
Boje Skovhus (Baritone)
Conductor:  Jiri Belohlávek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1859; Germany 
Date of Recording: 2007 
Venue:  Glyndebourne, Lewes, Sussex 
7.
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Stephen Milling (Bass), Iréne Theorin (Soprano), Tina Keberg (Soprano),
Stig Andersen (Tenor), Susanne Resmark (Alto), Tommi Hakala (Baritone)
Conductor:  Friedemann Layer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Danish Opera Chorus,  Royal Danish Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 

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