Wagner: Die Walküre
Label: OPUS ARTE
Catalog: OA 1308D
Format: DVD VIDEO
ANGER MELLOR PAPPANO CARBY HUCKLE MAGEE LUNDGREN RUUTEL WARNER DAVIDSEN HUNDELING STEMME ORCHESTRA OF THE RO, NINA STEMME
Keith Warner’s iconic production sets the stage for Wagner’s epic tale of family and power. Antonio Pappano conducts an outstanding cast including Nina Stemme, John Lundgren, Sarah Connolly, Emily Magee, Stuart Skelton and Ain Angerin in Keith Warner’s ‘outstanding staging’ (Evening Standard) of Die Walküre. Die Walküre is the second opera in Richard Wagner’s four-opera-cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen. It is the most performed work in the cycle, loved and admired for its nuanced and intelligent exploration of complex family entanglements through music of astonishing emotive power. This includes the glorious music for the incestuous lovers Siegmund and Sieglinde, and Wotan’s passionate farewell to his beloved daughter Brünnhilde.