Wagner: Die Walkure / Keyes, Secunde, Rydl

Release Date: 5/16/2006
Label: Opus Arte
Catalog Number: OA 0947D
Composer: Richard Wagner
Conductor: Hartmut Haenchen
Number of Discs: 3

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