MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Wagner: Die Walkure (complete opera recorded in 2003)

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RICHARD WAGNER
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Wagner: Die Walkure (complete opera recorded in 2003)
Gran Teatre del Liceu / Richard Berkeley-Steele / Falk Struckmann / Linda Watson / Bertrand de Billy (cond)

[ Opus Arte / Kultur DVD / 3 DVD Box Set ]

Release Date: Wednesday 1 July 2009

Rated: G - Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993Suitable for General Audiences

Filmed at Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu in 2003, Harry Kupfer's acclaimed production, first staged in Berlin, numbers among the greatest productions of modern times and is recorded in sumptuous surround sound.

All Regions - Widescreen 16:9 - PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround / DTS 5.1 Surround - Colour - 250 Minutes - NTSC

"'Last season at the Liceu the first of two parts of "Ring of the Nibelung", "Rhinegold" and "The Valkyrie", were performed… Any production of this epic work is an event, and there aren't many of them. This is an excellent version, not old-fashioned or perverse, visually a mixture of realistic and abstract, but mythic and timeless and very moving. Deborah Polaski was a fine Brunnhilde, and she continues in this role. Wotan, with a pony-tail and dark glasses, was nobly performed by Falk Struckmann. In Wotan's "Farewell" the affection between father and daughter was most expressively sung and acted.' Barcelona Business"
-- June 2004 (performance review)

In the second work of Wagner's epic cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen, struggles of power mix with adulterous and incestuous love in an episode of dramatic vengeance.

Filmed at Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu in 2003, Harry Kupfer's acclaimed production, first staged in Berlin, numbers among the greatest productions of modern times and is recorded in sumptuous surround sound.