Genre:

Opera

Release Date:

Jun 2010

Recorded:

2008

Number of Discs:

4

Catalog Number:

OACD9002D

Wagner: Die Walküre

Endrik Wottrich (Siegmund); Eva-Maria Westbroek (Sieglinde); Linda Watson (Brünnhilde); Kwangchul Youn (Hunding); Michelle Breedt (Fricka);

Bayreuth Festival Orchestra & Chorus; Christian Thielemann

Stage Director(s): Tankred Dorst

Christian Thielemann, “by common consent the leading Wagner conductor of our time” (Die Presse), returns to Bayreuth for this radiant account of Die Walküre filmed at the 2010 Festival. Appearing on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time, it provides the only audio-visual document of Tankred Dorst’s Ring production.

Reviews

"Thielemann and the Bayreuth Orchestra create a ravishing wall of sound and not a moment is less that aurally stunning: one listens, agape." (International Record Review)

"...there's nothing obscure or understated about Thielemann's galvanising presence in the pit and seeing its effect on his singers in Act 3 makes these DVDs even more recommendable than the original CDs." (Gramophone)

Extra features

The making of Die Walküre. Cast Gallery.