WAGNER, R.: Walkure (Die) (DNO, 1999)

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Die Walkure
Libretto/Text Author: Wagner, Richard

Grimgerde: Mauel, Regina
Hunding: Rydl, Kurt
Rossweisse: Ardam, Elzbieta
Schwertleite: Dijkstra, Hebe
Siegmund: Keyes, John
Waltraute: Schaer, Hanna

Set/Stage Designer: Tsypin, George
Costume Designer: Ishioka, Eiko
Lighting Designer: Gobbel, Wolfgang
Stage Director: Audi, Pierre
DVD Producer: Damme, Ferenc van
Television Director: Hulscher, Hans

Date of Production: 1999
Venue: Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam
Playing Time: 04:20:05
Catalogue Number: OA0947D
UPC: 809478009474

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Synopsis

Die Walkure 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.

Bonus features:

- Illustrated Synopsis

- Introduction to Die Walkure - with presenter Michael Zeeman, composer Peter-Jan Wageman and pianist Stephan Mickisch

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