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Wagner: Gotterdammerung / Barenboim, Ryan, Grochowski, Kranzle, Petrenko, Meier

Wagner / Barenboim / Theorin / Schlager / Kranzle
Release Date: 03/25/2014 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 101696  
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Maria GortsevskayaIréne TheorinGerd GrochowskiMikhail Petrenko,   ... 
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala OrchestraMilan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
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Götterdämmerung, the final installment of Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung, is a story of human passions. Two essentially benevolent creatures, involved with and possibly doomed by their traffic with the gods, find treachery and evil in the world of the humans, and are ruined by the dark side of humanity. Iréne Theorin, acclaimed worldwide for her portrayal of Wagner's heroines, stars as Brünnhilde opposite Lance Ryan, who continues his radiant portrayal of the tragic hero Siegfried. The strong cast also includes Mikhail Petrenko as the dark antagonist Hagen and Johannes Martin Kränzle, who once again shines as his
Read more father Alberich. Opera star Waltraud Meier has a memorable appearance as Brünnhilde's sister Waltraute. With this 2013 recording of Götterdämmerung, the musically and visually compelling Scala Ring Cycle by Daniel Barenboim and Guy Cassiers was completed and proved to be one of the highlights of the Richard Wagner bicentenary.

Richard Wagner
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG

Siegfried - Lance Ryan
Gunther - Gerd Grochowski
Alberich - Johannes Martin Kränzle
Hagen - Mikhail Petrenko
Brünnhilde - Iréne Theorin
Gutrune / Die dritte Norn - Anna Samuil
Waltraute / Die zweite Norn - Waltraud Meier
Die erste Norn - Margarita Nekrasova
Woglinde - Aga Mikolaj
Wellgunde - Maria Gortsevskaya
Flosshilde - Anna Lapkovskajav

Milan La Scala Chorus and Orchestra
(chorus master: Bruno Casoni)
Daniel Barenboim, conductor

Guy Cassiers, stage director and set designer
Enrico Bagnoli, set and lighting designer
Tim van Steenbergen, costume designer
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, choreographer

Recorded live at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan, June 2013

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean
Running time: 292 mins
No. of DVDs: 2 (DVD 9)

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Works on This Recording

1. Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Maria Gortsevskaya (Mezzo Soprano), Iréne Theorin (Soprano), Gerd Grochowski (Bass Baritone),
Mikhail Petrenko (Bass), Johannes Martin Kränzle (Baritone), Lance Ryan (Tenor),
Waltraud Meier (Mezzo Soprano), Aga Mikolaj (Soprano)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861-1874; Germany 

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