The Wagner Edition [25 DVD set]

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The Wagner Edition [25 DVD set]
Klaus Florian Vogt, Solveig Kringelborn, Hans-Peter Konig, Waltraud Meier, Juha Uusitalo, Stig Andersen, Deborah Polaski, Robert Gambill, Nina Stemme

[ Opus Arte DVD / 25 DVD Box Set ]

Release Date: Wednesday 1 June 2016

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

This set presents all of Wagner's mature operas from seven leading European opera houses recorded during the last decade, featuring many of the most acclaimed Wagner singers of our age, in productions which exult in the force of Ezra Pound's dictum, 'Great art is news that stays news'. The directors Harry Kupfer, Nikolaus Lehnhoff, David McVicar and others heed Wagner's own persuasive plea, 'Children, make it new', in stagings employing sophisticated modern technology within grand designs which face up to the breadth of Wagner's dramatic genius and the social and political implications of his work for us today.

Special Wagner anniversary DVD collection presented in luxury packaging.

Released at a highly competitive price.

Running time: 40 hours approx.

Der fliegende Holländer
Juha Uusitalo (Der Hollander), Robert Lloyd (Daland), Catherine Naglestad (Senta)

Der Ring des Nibelungen
Das Rheingold: Falk Struckmann (Wotan), Graham Clark (Loge), Günter von Kannen (Alberich), Lioba Braun (Fricka)

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Gerald Finley (Hans Sachs), Anna Gabler (Eva), Johannes Martin Kränzle (Sixtus Beckmesser), Marco Jentzsch (Walther von Stolzing), Topi Lehtipuu (David)

Klaus Florian Vogt (Lohengrin), Solveig Kringelborn (Elsa), Waltraud Meier (Ortrud), Tom Fox (Telramund), Hans-Peter König (King Heinrich)

Christopher Ventris (Parsifal), Waltraud Meier (Kundry), Matti Salminen (Gurnemanz), Tom Fox (Klingsor), Thomas Hampson (Amfortas)

Stig Andersen (Tannhäuser), Tina Keberg (Elisabeth), Susanne Resmark (Venus), Tommi Hakala (Wolfram), Stephen Milling (Hermann)

Tristan und Isolde
Robert Gambill (Tristan), Nina Stemme (Isolde), Katarina Karnéus (Brangäne), Bo Skovhus (Kurwenal), René Pape (König Marke)

"I must give utmost praise to conductor Hartmut Haenchen, who offers a whip-smart account of the score...It never feels rushed but it does feel inexorable, with the orchestra playing with amazing transparency: one can hear Wagner's genius creating and growing....Haenchen manages Wagner's awkward mood/tempo changes as if they were organic...Uusitalo has found his ideal role in the Dutchman...He may be the finest Dutchman I've ever encountered." International Record Review [Flying Dutchman]

"I don't think that I have ever witnessed a more perfect realisation of a Wagner opera than this superb Tristan und Isolde. …[Jirí Belohlávek] is scrupulous with the score, and takes his time over it: the pauses and silences are immense and there is no factitious attempt to whip up excitement by speeding. …a great and unforgettable occasion" The Telegraph [Tristan und Isolde]

Der Fliegende Hollaender / beginning of Act II, Senta's Ballad