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Wagner: Die Walkure / Thielemann, Dohmen, Watson, Wottrich, Westbroek, Dike

Wagner / Thielemann / Bay / Dohmen / Watson
Release Date: 07/27/2010 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 9002  
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Wilke te BrummelstroeteMichelle BreedtKwangchul YounEva-Maria Westbroek,   ... 
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 46 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Recorded live at the Bayreuth Festival in 2008, this is the second part of Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle. Christian Thielemann, one of the most sought-after conductors in the world, takes the baton with the Bayreuth Festival Chorus and Orchestra.

“ ... there is no doubt that this year's Ring at Bayreuth belongs to... Thielemann... [who] creates a musical experience epic in its scale and inexorable in its apocalyptic, shattering power.”
The Guardian

“Thielemann’s conducting again creates the opera’s unique mystery… The first scene between Sieglinde, Siegmund and Hunding is really dramatic with Eva-Maria Westbroek’s vividly sung Sieglinde, Kwangchul Youn’s fine Hunding and Endrik Wottrich’s Seigmund now dramatically
Read more developed. …the wholeness of music, performance and human joy and suffering leaves the audience deeply moved and passionately enthusiastic.”
The Stage

Siegmund: Endrik Wottrich
Hunding: Kwangchul Youn
Wotan: Albert Dohmen
Sieglinde: Eva-Maria Westbroek
Brünnhilde: Linda Watson
Fricka: Michelle Breedt
Gerhilde: Sonja Mühleck
Ortlinde: Anna Gabler
Waltraute: Martina Dike
Schwertleite: Simone Schröder
Helmwige: Edith Haller
Siegrune: Wilke te Brummelstroete
Grimgerde: Annette Küttenbaum
Roßweiße: Manuela Bress
Bayreuther Festspiele Chorus
Bayreuther Festspiele Orchestra
Conductor: Christian Thielemann
Director: Tankred Dorst Read less

Works on This Recording

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Die Walküre by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Wilke te Brummelstroete (Alto), Michelle Breedt (Mezzo Soprano), Kwangchul Youn (Bass),
Eva-Maria Westbroek (Soprano), Endrik Wottrich (Tenor), Albert Dohmen (Baritone),
Linda Watson (Soprano), Sonja Mühleck (Soprano), Manuela Bress (Mezzo Soprano),
Anna Gabler (Soprano), Martina Dike (Mezzo Soprano), Edith Haller (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 

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