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Wagner: Götterdämmerung / Zagrosek, Stuttgart Opera

Wagner / Bonnema / Iturralde / Bracht / Zagrosek
Release Date: 06/15/2004 
Label:  Tdk   Catalog #: OPRDNG  
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Roland BrachtHernan IturraldeAlbert BonnemaFranz Josef Kapellmann,   ... 
Conductor:  Lothar Zagrosek
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
Directed for stage: Peter Konwitschny
Orchestra: Staatsorchester Stuttgart

Picture Format: 16:9 Anamorph
Sound Format: PCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Running Time: 280 Mins
Region Code: PAL All
Booklet Languages: GB, F, D
Recording Date: 3 October 2002/12 January 2003
Recorded live at the Staatsoper Stuttgart

• The fourth and final part of Wagner's masterpiece, his epic Ring Cycle, given a revolutionary treatment by the Stuttgart Opera.

• For the first time in the history of The Ring cycle, each of its four sections was given to a different stage-director, providing an exciting range of varying perspectives
Read more with a unified theme. The decision to stage Wagner's Ring in four separate pieces, rather than as a single, integrated work spread over four evenings, liberated Gotterdammerung in particular from a need to draw together the threads of a holistic concept of the work.

• Director Peter Konwitschny chooses to ignore the wider myth-bound associations of the work and concentrates on the immediate motivations, emotions and obsessions of the characters. Gone are the gods awaiting nightfall in their imposing hall; the action instead is set on a simple wooden stage of a touring theatre company.

CAST
Siegfried: Albert Bonnema
Gunther: Hernan Iturralde
Alberich: Franz-Josef Kapellmann
Hagen: Roland Bracht
Brunnhilde: Luana DeVol
Gutrune: Eva-Maria Westbroek
Waltraute: Tichina Vaughn
1. Norn: Janet Collins
2. Norn: Lani Poulson
3. Norn: Sue Patchell
Woglinde: Helga Ros Indridadottir
Wellgunde: Sarah Castle
Floshilde: Janet Collins

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Works on This Recording

1. Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Roland Bracht (Bass), Hernan Iturralde (Baritone), Albert Bonnema (Tenor),
Franz Josef Kapellmann (Baritone), Luana DeVol (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lothar Zagrosek
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861-1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 2002/2003 
Venue:  Staatsoper Stuttgart 
Length: 280 Minutes 0 Secs. 

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