Genre:

Opera

Release Date:

Nov 2012

Number of Discs:

25

Sound:

LPCM Stereo; 5.1 DTS (except Der Fliegende Holländer - Dolby Digital 2.0 & 5.1 DTS)

Subtitles:

Der Fliegende Holländer: EN, FR, DE, ES, NE; Der Ring Des Nibelungen: EN, FR, DE, ES, CA, IT; Lohengrin: EN, FR, DE, ES, IT; Tannhäuser: EN, FR, DE, ES, DA, CH; Parsifal: EN, FR, DE, ES, IT; Tristan und Isolde: EN, FR, DE, ES, IT

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 Anamorphic

Display:

NTSC

Catalog Number:

OA1095BD

Wagner: The Wagner Edition

Wagner: Der Fliegende Holländer (De Nederlandse Opera); Der Ring des Nibelungen (Gran Teatre del Liceu); Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Tristan und Isolde (Glyndebourne); Lohengrin; Parsifal (Baden-Baden); Tannhäuser (Royal Danish Opera)Wagner:Der fliegende Holländer (Juha Uusitalo (Der Hollander); Robert Lloyd (Daland); Catherine Naglestad (Senta); Marco Jentzsch (Erik); Marina Prudenskaja (Mary); Oliver Ringelhahn (Der Steuermann); Chorus of The Netherlands Opera & Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra; Harmut Haenchen (conductor); Martin Kušej (director)Der Ring des Nibelungen: Das Rheingold: Falk Struckmann (Wotan); Graham Clark (Loge); Günter von Kannen (Alberich); Lioba Braun (Fricka); Kwanchul Youn (Fasolt); Matthias Hölle (Fafner); Elisabete Matos (Freia); Wolfgang Rauch (Donner); Jeffrey Dowd (Froh); Francisco Vas (Mime); Andrea Bönig (Erda); Christina Obregón (Woglinde); Ana Ibarra (Wellgunde); Francisca Beaumont (Flosshilde) Die Walküre: Richard Berkeley-Steele (Siegmund); Linda Watson (Sieglinde); Eric Halfvarson (Hunding); Helen Traubel (Brünnhilde); Falk Struckmann (Wotan); Lioba Braun (Fricka); Sabine Brohm (Gerhilde); Anneger Stumphius (Ortlinde); Marisa Altmann-Althausen (Waltraute); Andrea Bönig (Schwertleite); Heike Gierhardt (Helmwige); Mireia Pintó (Siegrune); Corinne Romijn (Grimgerde); Francisca Beaumont (Rossweisse) Siegfried: John Treleaven (Siegfried); Deborah Polaski (Brünnhilde); Graham Clark (Mime); Falk Struckmann (Der Wanderer); Günter von Kannen (Alberich); Eric Halfvarson (Fafner); Andrea Bönig (Erda); Cristina Obregón (Waldvogel) Götterdämmerung: John Treleaven (Siegfried); Deborah Polaski (Brünnhilde); Matti Salminen (Hagen); Falk Struckmann (Gunther); Günter von Kannen (Alberich); Elisabete Matos (Gutrune); Julia Juon (Waltraute); Cristina Obregón (Woglinde); María Rodríguez (Wellgunde); Francisca Beaumont (Flosshilde); Julia Juon (1. Norn); Leandra Overmann (2. Norn); Elisabete Matos (3. Norn); Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu; Bertrand de Billy (conductor); Harry Kupfer (director)Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Gerald Finley (Hans Sachs); Anna Gabler (Eva); Johannes Martin Kränzle (Sixtus Beckmesser); Marco Jentzsch (Walther von Stolzing); Topi Lehtipuu (David); Michaela Selinger (Magdalene); Alastair Miles (Veit Pogner); Henry Waddington (Fritz Kothner); Mats Almgren (Nightwatchman); Colin Judson (Kunz Vogelgesang); Andrew Slater (Konrad Nachtigall); Alasdair Elliott (Balthasar Zorn); Adrian Thompson (Ulrich Eisslinger); Daniel Norman (Augustin Moser); Robert Poulton (Hermann Ortel); Maxim Mikailov (Hans Schwarz); Graeme Broadbent (Hans Foltz); London Philharmonic Orchestra; The Glyndebourne Chorus; Vladimir Jurowski (conductor); David McVicar (stage director)Lohengrin (Klaus Florian Vogt (Lohengrin); Solveig Kringelborn (Elsa); Waltraud Meier (Ortrud); Tom Fox (Telramund); Hans-Peter König (King Heinrich); Roman Trekel (Herald)EuropaChorAkademie Mainz; Chorus of the Opéra national de Lyon; Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Kent Nagano (conductor); Nikolaus Lehnhoff (stage director)Parsifal (Christopher Ventris (Parsifal); Waltraud Meier (Kundry); Matti Salminen (Gurnemanz); Tom Fox (Klingsor); Thomas Hampson (Amfortas); Bjarni Thor Kristinsson (Titurel)Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin & Festspielchor Baden-Baden;Kent Nagano (conductor); Nikolaus Lehnhoff (stage director)Tannhäuser (Stig Andersen (Tannhäuser); Tina Keberg (Elisabeth); Susanne Resmark (Venus); Tommi Hakala (Wolfram); Stephen Milling (Hermann)Royal Danish Opera; Friedemann Layer (conductor); Kasper Holten (stage director)Tristan und Isolde (Robert Gambill (Tristan); Nina Stemme (Isolde); Katarina Karnéus (Brangäne); Bo Skovhus (Kurwenal); René Pape (König Marke); Stephen Gadd (Melot); Timothy Robinson (Hirt/Junger Seemann); Richard Mosley-Evans (Steuermann);London Philharmonic Orchestra; The Glyndebourne Chorus; Jirí Belohlávek (conductor); Nikolaus Lehnhoff (stage director)

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Danish Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Deutsches Symphonie-Orcheste; Harmut Haenchen; Bertrand de Billy; Vladimir Jurowski; Kent Nagano; Friedemann Layer; Jirí Belohlávek

Stage Director(s): Martin Kušej; Harry Kupfer; David McVicar; Nikolaus Lehnhoff; Kasper Holten

This set presents all of Wagners mature operas from seven leading European opera houses recorded during the last decade, featuring many of the most acclaimed Wagner singers of our age, in productions which exult in the force of Ezra Pounds dictum, Great art is news that stays news. The directors Harry Kupfer, Nikolaus Lehnhoff, David McVicar and others heed Wagners own persuasive plea, Children, make it new, in stagings employing sophisticated modern technology within grand designs which face up to the breadth of Wagners dramatic genius and the social and political implications of his work for us today.

Reviews

"...must give utmost praise to conductor Hartmut Haenchen, who offers a whip-smart account of the score..." (International Record Review - Der Fliegende Holländer )

"the best small screen realisation of a Ring opera I have seen." (International Record Review)

"Thomas Grimm gets his cameras in close, leaving the singers to track reactions to solo utterances but missing some crucial interplay. Within a natural sound spectrum, some tweaking has been done to pull out solo lines in ensemble, but the emotions of Lehnhoff's vision ring true and will give pleasure." (Gramophone - Lohengrin)

"Musically, it was judged faultlessly for the scale of the theatre by Vladimir Jurowski, who conjured playing of mercurial clarity - not the first words one would normally choose for this gargantuan score - from the London Philharmonic Orchestra, sustained with unfailing vigilance and concentration." (The Guardian - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)

"I don’t think that I have ever witnessed a more perfect realisation of a Wagner opera than this superb Tristan und Isolde...[Jirí Belohlávek] is scrupulous with the score, and takes his time over it: the pauses and silences are immense and there is no factitious attempt to whip up excitement by speeding...a great and unforgettable occasion" (The Daily Telegraph - Tristan und Isolde)