Wagner: Die Walküre / Zagrosek, Stuttgart State Opera

Release Date: 4/20/2004
Label: TDK
Catalog Number: DVUS-OPRDNW
Composer: Richard Wagner
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
Orchestra/Ensemble: Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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Picture Format: 16:9 Anamorph
Sound Format: PCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Running Time: 229 mins
Booklet Languages: GB, F, D
Recording Date(s): 29 September 2002/ 2 January 2003
Recorded live at the Staatsoper Stuttgart on 29 September 2002 and 2 January 2003.

The production was directed by the “psychoanalyst” Christof Nel, as the second of this Stuttgart Ring’s four producers. Nel chose to reveal Wagner’s characters, their ambivalences and their conflicts, using contemporary settings, situations and gestures. Karl Kneidl’s set designs are similarly far from traditional: in the first act, Hunding’s shack in the forest is built from veneered planks, with a faded shower curtain in the corner; in the second, a tracksuited Wotan sprawls on an air-mattress, invoking the image of his army of dead heroes with the help of a squadron of model soldiers the size of garden gnomes.

Cast: Siegmund Robert Gambill
Hunding Attila Jun
Wotan Jan-Hendrik Rootering
Sieglinde Angela Denoke
Brünnhilde Renate Behle
Fricka Tichina Vaughn
Gerhilde Eva-Maria Westbroek
Ortlinde Wiebke Göetjes
Waltraute Stella Kleindienst
Schwertleite Helene Ranada
Helmwige Magdalena Schäfer
Siegrune Nidia Palacios
Grimgerde Maria Theresa Ullrich
Roßweiße Margit Diefenthal

Works on This Recording
1. Die Walküre by Richard Wagner
Performer: Robert Gambill (Tenor), Attila Jun (Bass), Jan-Hendrik Rootering (Bass)
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
Orchestra/Ensemble: Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856 ; Germany
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