Wagner: Die Walkure / Rattle, Johansson, Westbroek [Blu-ray]

Release Date: 11/1/2008
Catalog Number: BAC434
Composer: Richard Wagner
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
After the success of « Das Rheingold », Stéphane Braunschweig's staging of the second part of the tetralogy « Die Walküre » was a triumph in Aix's brand new Grand Théâtre de Provence. With a remarkable international cast - Sir Willard White, Robert Gambill, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Eva Johansson and Mikhail Petrenko - accompanied by the Berliner Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle brought almost unparallelled breadth to the work. In opting for a movingly human approach to the drama unfolding on stage, director Stéphane Braunschweig obtained superb performances from an extraordinary group of singers. oFirst Opera DVD with the Berliner Philarmoniker oA dream cast conducted by Simon Rattle oThe ideal present for any opera Fan, ideal for Christmas products
Works on This Recording
1. Die Walküre by Richard Wagner
Performer: Lilli Paasikivi (Mezzo Soprano), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Soprano), Eva Johansson (Soprano), Willard White (Bass), Mikhail Petrenko (Bass), Robert Gambill (Tenor)
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856 ; Germany
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