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Wagner: Parsifal / Schager, Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin [Blu-ray]


Release Date: 09/30/2016 
Label:  Bel Air Classiques   Catalog #: 428  
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Matthias HölleAnja KampeTómas TómassonWolfgang Koch,   ... 
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Staatskapelle OrchestraBerlin State Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Bel Air Classiques presents Wagner’s mystic masterpiece “Parsifal” in a brilliant staging by Dmitri Tcherniakov in the spectacular Staatsoper Berlin. Wagner’s last completed opera, it was begun in April of 1857 but wasn’t completed until twenty-five years later. It is loosely based on the 13th century epic poem Parzival by Wolfran von Eschenbach, in which an Arthurian knight quests for the Holy Grail. Wagner referred to this work as a “festival play for the consecration of the stage,” rather than an opera.
Read more This international cast of outstanding singers lights up the stage, and Daniel Barenboim’s interpretation of the score shimmers in the spotlight.

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REVIEW:

A New York Times Gift Guide 2016 Selection

Dmitri Tcherniakov is one of our most important opera directors, and this Parsifal — featuring the unmatched conducting of Daniel Barenboim and a Parsifal (Andreas Schager) whose talents far outrun his reputation — shows why, with its mix of respect and innovation.

­– New York Times

DETAILS:

Video: 16:9
Sound Formats: PCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, German, Korean
Region Code: 0 (All)
Running Time: 252 mins
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Works on This Recording

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Parsifal by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Matthias Hölle (Bass), Anja Kampe (Soprano), Tómas Tómasson (Bass),
Wolfgang Koch (Baritone), René Pape (Bass), Andreas Schager (Tenor)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra,  Berlin State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1882; Germany 

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