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Wagner: Die Walküre/Osterfestspiele Salzburg, 2017

“Re-creation” of Karajan’s musico-theatrical vision of the masterwork, with which the legendary Maestro opened the very first Easter Festival in 1967.

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    Wagner: Die Walküre © C Major Entertainment

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    Wagner: Die Walküre © OFS/Forster

  • Wagner: Die Walküre | Copyright: © OFS/Forster

    Wagner: Die Walküre © OFS/Forster

On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the Salzburg Easter Festival presents a “Re-creation” of Die Walküre: 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 singers performs in the faithfully reconstructed scenery of the original production with impressive video backdrops inspired by the original glass paintings. Christian Thielemann, who has been assistant of Karajan in his beginnings, counts among the world’s foremost Wagner conductors, “… there is an absolute polish to this performance that is exceptional” writes the Financial Times about the conductor and orchestra. 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). “Musically it was superb.” (The Spectator)

Original title Wagner: Die Walküre
Genre Opera
Recording location Großes Festspielhaus, Salzburg, April 2017
Production Company A production of UNITEL in co-production with ORF/3Sat and NHK in cooperation with Salzburg Easter Festival
Composer Richard Wagner
Orchestra / Band Staatskapelle Dresden
Conductor Christian Thielemann
Stage Director Vera Nemirova // Set Designer: Günther Schneider-Siemssen
Costumes Jens Kilian
Soloist Peter Seiffert, Georg Zeppenfeld, Vitalij Kowaljow, Anja Harteros, Anja Kampe, Christa Mayer

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