Wagner: Die Walkure / Thielemann, Dohmen, Watson, Wottrich, Westbroek, Dike

Release Date: 7/27/2010
Label: Opus Arte
Catalog Number: OA CD9002D
Composer: Richard Wagner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Number of Discs: 4

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Recorded live at the Bayreuth Festival in 2008, this is the second part of Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle. Christian Thielemann, one of the most sought-after conductors in the world, takes the baton with the Bayreuth Festival Chorus and Orchestra.

“ ... there is no doubt that this year's Ring at Bayreuth belongs to... Thielemann... [who] creates a musical experience epic in its scale and inexorable in its apocalyptic, shattering power.”
The Guardian

“Thielemann’s conducting again creates the opera’s unique mystery… The first scene between Sieglinde, Siegmund and Hunding is really dramatic with Eva-Maria Westbroek’s vividly sung Sieglinde, Kwangchul Youn’s fine Hunding and Endrik Wottrich’s Seigmund now dramatically developed. …the wholeness of music, performance and human joy and suffering leaves the audience deeply moved and passionately enthusiastic.”
The Stage

Siegmund: Endrik Wottrich
Hunding: Kwangchul Youn
Wotan: Albert Dohmen
Sieglinde: Eva-Maria Westbroek
Brünnhilde: Linda Watson
Fricka: Michelle Breedt
Gerhilde: Sonja Mühleck
Ortlinde: Anna Gabler
Waltraute: Martina Dike
Schwertleite: Simone Schröder
Helmwige: Edith Haller
Siegrune: Wilke te Brummelstroete
Grimgerde: Annette Küttenbaum
Roßweiße: Manuela Bress
Bayreuther Festspiele Chorus
Bayreuther Festspiele Orchestra
Conductor: Christian Thielemann
Director: Tankred Dorst
Works on This Recording
1. Die Walküre by Richard Wagner
Performer: Endrik Wottrich (Tenor), Kwangchul Youn (Bass), Anna Gabler (Soprano), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Soprano), Linda Watson (Soprano), Edith Haller (Soprano), Alberto Dohmen (Baritone), Sonja Mühleck (Soprano), Michelle Breedt (Mezzo Soprano), Wilke te Brummelstroete (Alto), Martina Dike (Mezzo Soprano), Manuela Bress (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856 ; Germany
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