Genre:

Opera

Release Date:

Jan 2017

Subtitles:

EN/FR/DU/JP/KR

Sound format:

LPCM & DTS Master Audio 5.1

Catalog Number:

OA1227D

Schönberg: Gurre-Lieder (Dutch National Opera)

Burkhard Fritz (Waldemar); Emily Magee (Tove); Anna Larsson (Waldtaube); Markus Marquard (Bauer); Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Klaus Narr); Sunnyi Melles (Narrator );

Begun in the year 1900, amidst the art nouveau curlicues of Klimt and the Jugendstil, Schönberg’s grandcantata is written in a lush, late-romantic style indebted to Wagner and Mahler and pre-dating his pioneeringatonal works. This setting of the mediaeval Danish legend of Gurre Castle – a love triangle between KingWaldemar, his mistress Tove and a jealous Queen – gains an innovative new dimension in this first-everstaging of the work, directed by Pierre Audi.

Reviews

"Financial Times" (An evening of both substance and beauty)