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The Wagner Collection - Lohengrin, Tannhauser, Rienzi [6-DVD Set]


Release Date: 02/26/2013 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 107527  
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Georg TichyCheryl StuderPlacido DomingoHartmut Welker,   ... 
Conductor:  Claudio AbbadoPhilippe JordanSebastian Lang-Lessing
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera OrchestraVienna Philharmonic ChorusBerlin Deutsches Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 6 
Length: 11 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Richard Wagner’s oeuvre is impressive. Even during his lifetime it was clear that his visions for music theater were ground-breaking and unique. 2013 sees Wagner’s 200th birthday – an important occasion for Arthaus Musik to recognize and honour him. The catalog contains three outstanding opera productions which will now be released together in this exclusive Wagner Collection DVD box set. Besides the legendary Lohengrin from Vienna with Plácido Domingo in the title role, you will find the sensual production of Tannhäuser by Nikolaus Lehnhoff from Baden-Baden as well as the recent spectacular and provocative staging of Rienzi at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Richard Wagner
THE WAGNER COLLECTION
(6-DVD Box Set)
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Lohengrin

Lohengrin – Plácido Domingo
Henry the Fowler – Robert Lloyd
Elsa of Brabant – Cheryl Studer
Frederick of Telramund – Hartmut Welker
Ortrud – Dunja Vejzovic
The King’s Herald – Georg Tichy

Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra
(chorus master: Helmuth Froschauer)
Austrian Federal Theatres Stage Orchestra
(conductor: Ralf Hossfeld)
Claudio Abbado, conductor

Wolfgang Weber, stage director
Rudolf Heinrich and Reinhard Heinrich, set designers
Robert Stangl, lighting designer

Recorded live from the Wiener Staatsoper, 1990

Tannhäuser

Tannhäuser – Robert Gambill
Elisabeth – Camilla Nylund
Venus – Waltraud Meier
Wolfram von Eschenbach – Roman Trekel
Landgraf – Stephen Milling
Walther von der Vogelweide – Marcel Reijans
Biterolf – Tom Fox
Reimar von Zweter – Andreas Hörl
Heinrich der Schreiber – Florian Hoffmann
Ein junger Hirt – Katherina Müller

Vienna Philharmonia Choir
Berlin Deutsches Symphony Orchestra
Philippe Jordan, conductor

Nikolaus Lehnhoff, stage director
Raimund Bauer, set designer
Andrea Schmidt-Futterer, costume designer

Recorded live from the Festspielhaus, Baden-Baden, 2008

Bonus:
Tannhäuser – The Revolutionary – Documentary by Reiner E. Moritz including interviews with the stage director, conductor and cast as well as backstage material

Rienzi – Der Letzte der Tribunen

Rienzi – Torsten Kerl
Irene – Camilla Nylund
Steffano Colonna – Ante Jerkunica
Adriano – Kate Aldrich
Paolo Orsini – Krzysztof Szumanski
Cardinal Orvieto – Lenus Carlson
Baroncelli – Clemens Bieber
Cecco del Vecchio – Stephen Bronk

Berlin Deutsche Opera Chorus and Orchestra
(chorus master: William Spaulding)
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor

Philipp Stölzl, stage director and set designer
Ulrike Siegrist, set designer
Kathi Maurer and Ursula Kudrna, costume designer

Recorded live from the Deutsche Oper Berlin, 2010

Bonus:
- The Making of Rienzi

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Picture format: NTSC 16:9 (Tannhäuser, Rienzi) / 4:3 (Lohengrin)
Sound format: PCM Stereo (all operas) / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1 (Tannhäuser, Rienzi)
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian
Running time: 9 hours 40 mins (opera) + 84 mins (bonus)
No. of DVDs: 6 (5x DVD 9 + 1x DVD 5)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Georg Tichy (Baritone), Cheryl Studer (Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor),
Hartmut Welker (Baritone), Dunja Vejzovic (Soprano), Robert Lloyd (Bass)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
2.
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Camilla Nylund (Soprano), Tom Fox (Baritone), Andreas Hörl (Bass),
Marcel Reijans (Tenor), Roman Trekel (Baritone), Robert Gambill (Tenor),
Waltraud Meier (Mezzo Soprano), Stephen Milling (Bass)
Conductor:  Philippe Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Chorus,  Berlin Deutsches Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Date of Recording: 2008 
Venue:  Festspielhaus, Baden-Baden 
3.
Rienzi by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Kate Aldrich (Mezzo Soprano), Torsten Kerl (Tenor), Camilla Nylund (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sebastian Lang-Lessing
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1843; Germany 

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