Richard Wagner - The Bayreuth Edition

Release Date: 9/25/2015
Label: Opus Arte
Catalog Number: OA 1194BD
Composer: Richard Wagner
Number of Discs: 12

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Since its inception, Bayreuth has become the byword for innovative and daring productions. The six operas featured on this release are certainly no exception; showcasing the original sets, creative productions and outstanding singing that the opera house is famous for, they cement Bayreuth's worldwide reputation for nurturing raw talent, constantly striving for innovation. Jan Philipp Gloger's controversial production of Der fliegende Holländer is conducted by Christian Thielemann, 'Germany's mostsought-after conductor' (Daily Telegraph), while Axel Kober takes the helm in Sebastian Baumgarten's thought-provoking production of Tannhäuser, which casts the opera as one giant experiment.

Richard Wagner
(12-DVD Box Set)

Der Fliegende Holländer
Die Walküre
Tristan und Isolde
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

singers include:
Franz-Josef Selig, Ricarda Merbeth, Tomislav Mu┼żek, Christa Mayer, Benjamin Bruns, Samuel Youn, Kwangchul Youn, Torsten Kerl, Markus Eiche, Lothar Odinius, Camilla Nylund, Michelle Breedt, Georg Zeppenfeld, Klaus Florian Vogt, Annette Dasch, Jukka Rasilainen, Petra Lang, Johan Botha, Albert Dohmen, Edith Haller, Linda Watson, Sonja Mühleck, Anna Gabler, Martina Dike, Simone Schröder, Miriam Gordon-Stewart, Wilke te Brummelstroete, Annette Küttenbaum, Alexandra Petersamer, Robert Dean Smith, Iréne Theorin, Robert Holl, Ralf Lukas, Franz Hawlata, Artur Korn, Michael Volle, Norbert Ernst, Michaela Kaune, Carola Guber

Recorded live at the Bayreuth Festival Theatre, July 2013 (Der Fliegende Holländer), July 2014 (Tannhäuser), 14 August 2011 (Lohengrin), 19 and 21 August 2010 (Die Walküre), August 2009 (Tristan und Isolde), 2008(Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)

- Cast galleries
- Making of Die Walküre, Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger
- Short films (Tannhäuser)
- Animations (Lohengrin)
- Interviews with the cast and crew (Tannhäuser, Der Fliegende Holländer, Lohengrin)
- Illustrated synopsis (Tristan und Isolde)

Picture format: NTSC 16:9 anamorphic
Sound format: LPCM 2.0 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, French, German (all) / + Spanish (Lohengrin, Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger, Die Walküre) / + Korean (Der Fliegende Holländer, Tannhäuser)
Running time: 24 hrs 18 mins (opera) + 1 hr 21 mins (bonus)
No. of DVDs: 12 (DVD 9)
Works on This Recording
1. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner
Performer: Franz Hawlata (Bass), Klaus Florian Vogt (Tenor), Charles Reid (Tenor), Artur Korn (Bass), Martin Snell (Bass), Friedemann Röhlig (Bass), Michael Volle (Baritone), Markus Eiche (Baritone), Edward Randall (Tenor), Hans-Jürgen Lazar (Tenor), Diogenes Randes (Bass), Andreas Macco (Bass), Rainer Zaun (Bass), Stefan Heibach (Tenor), Norbert Ernst (Tenor), Michaela Kaune (Soprano), Carola Guber (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Sebastian Weigle
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862-1867 ; Germany
2. Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner
Performer: Martin Snell (Bass), Robert Dean Smith (Tenor), Ralf Lukas (Bass), Clemens Bieber (Tenor), Iréne Theorin (Soprano), Michelle Breedt (Mezzo Soprano), Jukka Rasilainen (Bass Baritone), Arnold Bezuyen (Tenor)
Conductor: Peter Schneider
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857-1859 ; Germany
3. Die Walküre by Richard Wagner
Performer: Edith Haller (Soprano), Johan Botha (Tenor), Linda Watson (Soprano), Kwangchul Youn (Bass), Alberto Dohmen (Baritone), Mihoko Fujimura (Alto)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856 ; Germany
4. Lohengrin by Richard Wagner
Performer: Petra Lang (Mezzo Soprano), Georg Zeppenfeld (Bass), Klaus Florian Vogt (Tenor), Jukka Rasilainen (Bass Baritone), Annette Dasch (Soprano), Samuel Youn (Voice)
Conductor: Andris Nelsons
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846-1847 ; Germany
5. Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner
Performer: Lothar Odinius (Tenor), Torsten Kerl (Tenor), Thomas Jesatko (Bass Baritone), Markus Eiche (Baritone), Kwangchul Youn (Bass), Stefan Heibach (Tenor), Rainer Zaun (Bass)
Conductor: Axel Kober
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845/1861 ; Germany
6. Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner
Performer: Franz-Josef Selig (Bass), Tomislav Muzek (Tenor), Benjamin Bruns (Tenor), Christa Mayer (Mezzo Soprano), Samuel Youn (Bass Baritone), Ricarda Merbeth (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841/1852 ; Germany
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