Wagner: Tannhauser / Mehta, Kollo, Meier, Weikl, Secunde

Release Date: 6/29/2010
Label: Kultur Video
Catalog Number: 1483
Composer: Richard Wagner
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Number of Discs: 1

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Tannhauser - Wagner

David Alden's production of Wagner's grand romantic opera was recorded at the National Theatre in Munich, with Bayerische Staatsoper, in September 1994.

Shot over three days by leading opera director Brian Large , this recording benefits from the ideal technical conditions made possible by a closed session. Alden, one of the most iconoclastic interpreters of classical opera, stirs up the visionary, erotic, and archetypal elements in Wagner's work. The cold, forbidding aspect of the stylized and predominantly monochrome sets and costumes by Roni Toren and Buki Shiff manifests the strait-jacket of tradition from which Tannhäuser seeks to free himself in this powerful opera.

Region: 1 (US and Canada)
Format: 4.3 Full Screen, LPCM
Running Time: 195 minutes
Color: Color
Language: German
Subtitles: English

Works on This Recording
1. Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner
Performer: Jan-Hendrik Rootering (Bass), Bernd Weikl (Baritone), Nadine Secunde (Soprano), Waltraud Meier (Mezzo Soprano), René Kollo (Tenor), Hans Gunther Nocker (Bass), Claes H. Ahnsjo (Tenor)
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845/1861 ; Germany
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