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Wagner: Die Walkure / Keyes, Secunde, Rydl

Wagner / Keyes / Rydl / Brocheler / Secunde
Release Date: 05/16/2006 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 947  
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  John BröchelerNadine SecundeJohn KeyesJeanine Altmeyer,   ... 
Conductor:  Hartmut Haenchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Format: All Formats
Regions: All Regions
Picture: 16:9
Approx running time: 260 Minutes
Sound: DTS SurroundSound / LPCM Stereo
Suntitles: English, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese
Released: 01/04/2006
No of DVD discs: 3

Bonus: Cast Gallery & Synopsis
Introduction to Die Walküre with presenter Michael Zeeman, composer Peter-Jan Wageman and pianist Stephan Mickisch

Stage Director: Pierre Audi

"Die Walküre is the second part of Richard Wagner's gargantuan tetralogy, Der Ring des Nibelungen, concerning the irreconcilable struggle between Power and Love. The originality of this production from Het Musiktheater Amsterdam more
Read more than meets the perennial challenge of staging The Ring. Pierre Audi's stage direction, in which the orchestra is placed on the ring-shaped stage, succeeds in forging a profound unity between the lyrical, mythical and philosophical qualities of Wagner's work, complemented by George Tsypin's astonishing sets and wonderful costumes by Oscar-winning Eiko Ishioka. Impassioned singing, and intensely dramatic playing by the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra under the energetic baton of Hartmut Haenchen create a vigorous, almost intimate performance that will leave an indelible impression. This production of The Ring is based on the new collected works of Richard Wagner." - BBC Opus Arte

"A blend of transparent stage direction, powerful images and colourful orchestral playing. Perfect." - Trouw Review, Netherlands
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Works on This Recording

1. Die Walküre by Richard Wagner
Performer:  John Bröcheler (Baritone), Nadine Secunde (Soprano), John Keyes (Tenor),
Jeanine Altmeyer (Soprano), Kurt Rydl (Bass), Reinhild Runkel (Alto)
Conductor:  Hartmut Haenchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 

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