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YANNICK NÉZET-SÉGUIN: EPIC WAGNER

Author: ProdCan

Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads Montreal’s Orchestre Métropolitain in a monumental Wagner and Debussy program live from Canada’s Festival de Lanaudière.

  • Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Brandon Jovanovich / Christine Goerke | Copyright: © ProdCan

    Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Brandon Jovanovich / Christine Goerke © ProdCan

With his grandiose tetralogy, "The Ring of the Nibelung", Wagner revolutionized opera’s musical language and theatrical scope. The cycle stands as an achievement of gigantic proportions rooted in the foundational mythology of the Nordic peoples, heirs to Ancient Greece, yet modern in its allegory of society, power and love.

From the first act of "Die Walküre", the second of the four operas, Yannick Nézet-Séguin unleashes the living force with the help of three of today’s greatest Wagnerian singers: soprano Christine Goerke, tenor Brandon Jovanovich, bass Franz-Josef Selig and the Orchestre Métropolitain.

An epic concert program— opening with the Suite from Debussy's lone opera "Pelléas et Mélisande" (arranged by Claudio Abbado) — captured live from the renowned Festival de Lanaudière in Canada.

Original title Yannick Nézet-Séguin: Epic Wagner
Composer Richard Wagner - Die Walküre, Act 1 (concert version)
Composer Claude Debussy - Pelléas et Mélisande (orchestral Suite arr. Abbado)
Genre Live concert
Recording location Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay, Joliette (Canada)
Recording date August 6, 2022
Production Company ProdCan
Duration 111 min
Producer Didier Bensa
Director Benoît Guérin
Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra / Band Orchestre Métropolitain
Soloist Christine Goerke, soprano (Sieglinde) Brandon Jovanovich, tenor (Siegmund) Franz-Josef Selig, bass (Hunding)

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