Wagner: Die Walküre - Salzburg Easter Festival 2017
On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the Salzburg Easter Festival presents a very particular staging of Wagner’s Die Walküre under the baton of Christian Thielemann (shot in 4K/UHD).
A “Re-creation” of Herbert von Karajan’s musico-theatrical vision of the 19th century masterwork, with which the legendary Maestro opened the very first Easter Festival in 1967. The top-ranking ensemble of Wagner singers includes Anja Harteros, Peter Seiffert, Christa Mayer, Vitalij Kowaljow and Anja Kampe. They perform in the faithfully reconstructed scenery of the original production. Directed by Vera Nemirova, the new staging of the Walküre with its majestic, timeless sets, created by visionary Günther Schneider-Siemssen, brings a part of theatrical history back to life but equally raises the question of how it may be reinterpreted for our time. The critics are full of praise for this “musically ravishing Walküre” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) and its “excellent ensemble of soloists”. As Sieglinde, Anja Harteros is “enchanting and elegant”, Peter Seiffert “amazingly presents a steady and expressive Siegmund”, Christa Mayer “shows off as irresistible, throroughbred Fricka” and Anja Kampe is celebrated as “outstanding Brünnhilde” (Süddeutsche Zeitung).
English title Richard Wagner: Die Walküre
Recording location Salzburg Easter Festival 2017
Duration 240 mins
Production Company Unitel in co-production with ORF/3sat, NHK, in cooperation with Salzburg Easter Festival
Musical style Opera
Composer Richard Wagner
Orchestra / Band Staatskapelle Dresden
Conductor Christian Thielemann
Stage Director Vera Nemirova
Stage design by Günther Schneider-Siemssen
Costumes Jens Kilian
Soloist Anja Kampe, Vitalij Kowaljow, Anja Harteros, Peter Seiffert, Christa Mayer
Video format 4K/UHD
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