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Wagner: Parsifal

Wagner: Parsifal


Klaus Florian Vogt (Parsifal), Elena Pankratova (Kundry), Ryan McKinny (Amfortas), Georg Zeppenfeld (Gurnemanz), Karl-Heinz Lehner (Titurel), Gerd Grochowski (Klingsor)

Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Hartmut Haenchen, Uwe Eric Laufenberg (dir.)

Last year’s “Tristan Und Isolde” was the successful first installment of an exclusive, multiyear partnership between Deutsche Grammophon and the Bayreuth Festival, in which the Yellow Label became the exclusive audiovisual partner of the mythical Wagner festival, releasing each edition's new production on DVD/Blu-ray (see press release attached)

This year, we are proud to release on DVD/Blu-ray the celebrated production of “Parsifal” which was premiered on 25 July 2016, directed by Uwe Eric Laufenberg and conducted by Hartmut Haenchen

Hartmut Haenchen in his belated Bayreuth debut conducts from his own edition of the score

With Klaus Florian Vogt “as a powerfully heroic Parsifal (…), the beautiful gold, silver piercing iron of Elena Pankratova’s voice as Kundry” (…), Georg Zeppenfeld as a slim Gurnemanz providing unparalleled vocal command (...) and Ryan McKinny as a noble and agonised Amfortas.” (Telegraph)

Released or re-released in last 6 months

DVD Video

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DG - 0735350

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Wagner: Parsifal

Wagner: Parsifal


Klaus Florian Vogt (Parsifal), Elena Pankratova (Kundry), Ryan McKinny (Amfortas), Georg Zeppenfeld (Gurnemanz), Karl-Heinz Lehner (Titurel), Gerd Grochowski (Klingsor)

Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Hartmut Haenchen, Uwe Eric Laufenberg (dir).

Last year’s “Tristan Und Isolde” was the successful first installment of an exclusive, multiyear partnership between Deutsche Grammophon and the Bayreuth Festival, in which the Yellow Label became the exclusive audiovisual partner of the mythical Wagner festival, releasing each edition's new production on DVD/Blu-ray.

This year, we are proud to release on DVD/Blu-ray the celebrated production of “Parsifal” which was premiered on 25 July 2016, directed by Uwe Eric Laufenberg and conducted by Hartmut Haenchen. Haenchen, in his belated Bayreuth debut, conducts from his own edition of the score.

Cast includes “[Klaus Florian Vogt] as a powerfully heroic Parsifal (…), the beautiful gold, silver piercing iron of Elena Pankratova’s voice as Kundry” (…), Georg Zeppenfeld as a slim Gurnemanz providing unparalleled vocal command (...) and Ryan McKinny as a noble and agonised Amfortas.” (The Telegraph)

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

DG - 0735353

(Blu-ray)

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Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde


Stephen Gould (Tristan), Evelyn Herlitzius (Isolde), Georg Zeppenfeld (König Marke), Iain Paterson (Kurwenal), Raimund Nolte (Melot), Christa Mayer (Brangäne), Tansel Akzeybek (Ein Hirt), Kay Stiefermann (Ein Steuermann), Tansel Akzeybek (Junger Seemann)

Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Christian Thielemann (conductor) & Katharina Wagner (stage director)

An important and highly-anticipated new production of Wagner's take on this ultimate, immortal tale of love and longing by the composer's great-granddaughter Katharina Wagner. Featuring some of today's most prominent vocalists and Christian Thielemann, arguably the most important Wagner conductor of our day and age

This is the first installment of an exclusive, multiyear partnership between Deutsche Grammophon and the Bayreuth Festival, in which the Yellow Label becomes the exclusive audiovisual partner of the mythical Wagner festival, releasing each edition's new production on DVD/Blu-ray.

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Tristan & Isolde this production was premiered on 25 July 2015 and marked the high-point of last year’s Bayreuth Festival.

“Katharina Wagner now gets a novel focus on Tristan und Isolde by stripping the work, its characters and its settings almost entirely of Romantic illusions and pretensions...The concentrated acting performances are closely supported by Christian Thielemann’s approach...This is an important and compelling addition to the number of worthwhile interventionist Bayreuth productions.” Gramophone Magazine, September 2016

GGramophone Awards 2017

Shortlisted - Opera

GGramophone Magazine

DVD/Blu-ray of the Month - September 2016

DVD Video

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Summer Opera Sale

DG - 0735251

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Wagner: The Best of the Ring

Wagner: The Best of the Ring


Wagner:

The Ring (highlights)


Theo Adam (Wotan), Annelies Burmeister (Fricka), Wolfgang Windgassen (Loge), Gustav Neidlinger (Alberich), Hermin Esser (Froh), Gerd Nienstedt (Donner), Dorothea Siebert (Woglinde), Helga Dernesch (Wellgunde), Ruth Hesse (Floßhilde), James King (Siegmund), Leonie Rysanek (Sieglinde), Birgit Nilsson (Brünhilde), Danica Mastilovic (Gerhilde), Helga Dernesch (Ortlinde), Gertrud Hopf (Waltraute), Sieglinde Wagner (Schwertleite), Liane Synek (Helmwige), Annelies Burmeister (Siegrune) , Elisabeth Schärtel (Grimgerde), Sona Cervena (Roßweiße), Wolfgang Windgassen (Siegfried), Erwin Wohlfahrt (Mime), Josef Greindl (Hagen)

Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Karl Böhm

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Philips Duo - 4540202

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Wagner: Die Walküre: Act 1

Wagner: Die Walküre: Act 1


James King (Siegmund), Leonie Rysanek (Sieglinde), Gerd Nienstedt (Hunding)

Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Karl Böhm

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Philips - 4426402

(Presto CD)

$14.25

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Bayreuth erlebt: Erinnerungen an Wolfgang Wagner

Bayreuth erlebt: Erinnerungen an Wolfgang Wagner


Wagner:

Siegfried Idyll

Mitglieder des Orchesters der Bayreuther Festspiele, Jack Martin Händler

Freudig begrussen wir 'Entrance of the Guests' (from Tannhauser)

Chor der Bayreuther Festspiele, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Wilhelm Pitz

Mild und leise 'Isolde's Liebestod' (from Tristan und Isolde): orchestral version

Cyprien Katsaris (piano)

Leb wohl, du kühnes, herrliches Kind! (from Die Walküre)

Theo Adam (bass baritone)

Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Karl Böhm

Mild und leise 'Isolde's Liebestod' (from Tristan und Isolde)

Birgit Nilsson (soprano)

Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Karl Böhm

and interviews with Wolfgang Wagner in German


Jack Martin Händler (speaker), Wolfgang Wagner (speaker), Erna Pitz (speaker), Cyprien Katsaris (speaker), Hans-Peter Lehmann (speaker), Theo Adam (speaker), Birgit Nilsson (speaker)

,

Solo Musica - G010003368201C

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Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde


Stephen Gould (Tristan), Evelyn Herlitzius (Isolde), Georg Zeppenfeld (König Marke), Iain Paterson (Kurwenal), Raimund Nolte (Melot), Christa Mayer (Brangäne), Tansel Akzeybek (Ein Hirt), Kay Stiefermann (Ein Steuermann), Tansel Akzeybek (Junger Seemann)

Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Christian Thielemann (conductor) & Katharina Wagner (stage director)

An important and highly-anticipated new production of Wagner's take on this ultimate, immortal tale of love and longing by the composer's great-granddaughter Katharina Wagner. Featuring some of today's most prominent vocalists and Christian Thielemann, arguably the most important Wagner conductor of our day and age

This is the first installment of an exclusive, multiyear partnership between Deutsche Grammophon and the Bayreuth Festival, in which the Yellow Label becomes the exclusive audiovisual partner of the mythical Wagner festival, releasing each edition's new production on DVD/Blu-ray.

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Tristan & Isolde this production was premiered on 25 July 2015 and marked the high-point of last year’s Bayreuth Festival.

“Katharina Wagner now gets a novel focus on Tristan und Isolde by stripping the work, its characters and its settings almost entirely of Romantic illusions and pretensions...The concentrated acting performances are closely supported by Christian Thielemann’s approach...This is an important and compelling addition to the number of worthwhile interventionist Bayreuth productions.” Gramophone Magazine, September 2016

GGramophone Awards 2017

Shortlisted - Opera

GGramophone Magazine

DVD/Blu-ray of the Month - September 2016

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

Summer Opera Sale

DG - 0735254

(Blu-ray)

Normally: $24.00

Special: $19.20

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days.

Wagner: Tannhäuser

Wagner: Tannhäuser

Recorded live at the Bayreuth Festspiele, July 2014


Torsten Kerl (Tannhäuser), Camilla Nylund (Elisabeth), Michelle Breedt (Venus), Markus Eiche (Wolfram von Eschenbach), Kwangchul Youn (Landgraf Hermann), Lothar Odinius (Walther von der Vogelweide), Thomas Jesatko (Biterolf), Stefan Heibach (Heinrich der Schreiber), Rainer Zaun (Reinmar von Zweter)

Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus, Axel Kober (conductor) & Sebastian Baumgarten (stage director)

Wagner’s tale of the struggle between spiritual and profane love, and of redemption through love, is given a radical visual update in Sebastian Baumgarten’s controversial yet thought-provoking Bayreuth production. Joep van Lieshout’s giant installation ‘The Technocrat’ dominates the stage, its industrial interior giving credence to the idea that Tannhäuser is one big experiment and playing host to some magnificent performances, among them Torsten Kerl’s robust interpretation of the title role and Camilla Nylund’s wonderfully empathetic Elisabeth.

Extra features: Interviews with Sebastian Baumgarten, Axel Kober, Eberhard Friedrich, Torsten Kerl, Camilla Nylund, Short films: Stage technique, Make-up etc a Cast Gallery.

Running time: 252 minutes

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/KO

Sound format: LPCM stereo/DTS Master Audio 5.1 (BLU-RAY)

“Tannhäuser, not the easiest opera in the repertoire to cast, is handsomely sung here...Torsten Kerl puts his Rienzi experience to good use as the frustrated minstrel...His women are powerful...and (for once) powerfully contrasted. Camilla Nylund's Elisabeth has a range of novel emotions to convey, including humour and sexual interest...Question marks begin with the staging.” Gramophone Magazine, September 2015

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Opus Arte - OA1177D

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Wagner: Tannhäuser

Wagner: Tannhäuser

Recorded live at the Bayreuth Festspiele, July 2014


Torsten Kerl (Tannhäuser), Camilla Nylund (Elisabeth), Michelle Breedt (Venus), Markus Eiche (Wolfram von Eschenbach), Kwangchul Youn (Landgraf Hermann), Lothar Odinius (Walther von der Vogelweide), Thomas Jesatko (Biterolf), Stefan Heibach (Heinrich der Schreiber), Rainer Zaun (Reinmar von Zweter)

Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus, Axel Kober (conductor) & Sebastian Baumgarten (stage director)

Wagner’s tale of the struggle between spiritual and profane love, and of redemption through love, is given a radical visual update in Sebastian Baumgarten’s controversial yet thought-provoking Bayreuth production. Joep van Lieshout’s giant installation ‘The Technocrat’ dominates the stage, its industrial interior giving credence to the idea that Tannhäuser is one big experiment and playing host to some magnificent performances, among them Torsten Kerl’s robust interpretation of the title role and Camilla Nylund’s wonderfully empathetic Elisabeth.

Extra features: Interviews with Sebastian Baumgarten, Axel Kober, Eberhard Friedrich, Torsten Kerl, Camilla Nylund, Short films: Stage technique, Make-up etc a Cast Gallery.

Running time: 252 minutes

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/KO

Sound format: stereo/DTS Master Audio 5.1 (BLU-RAY)

“Tannhäuser, not the easiest opera in the repertoire to cast, is handsomely sung here...Torsten Kerl puts his Rienzi experience to good use as the frustrated minstrel...His women are powerful...and (for once) powerfully contrasted. Camilla Nylund's Elisabeth has a range of novel emotions to convey, including humour and sexual interest...Question marks begin with the staging” Gramophone Magazine, September 2015

Blu-ray Disc

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Opus Arte - OABD7171D

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Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer

Recorded live at the Bayreuth Festival Theatre, July 2013


Samuel Youn (Der Holländer), Franz-Josef Selig (Daland), Ricarda Merbeth (Senta), Christa Mayer (Mary), Tomislav Muzek (Erik), Benjamin Bruns (Der Steuermann)

Bayreuth Festival Orchestra & Chorus, Christian Thielemann (conductor) & Jan Philipp Gloger (director)

Last year’s revival of Jan Philipp Gloger’s controversial 2012 production was greeted (as so often in Bayreuth) with huge acclaim. He translates the tale of the Dutchman, whose travails can only be redeemed through the unconditional love of a woman (Senta), to a future time, where part-human/part-cyborgs grind out an existence in a world completely subservient to business and commerce. In the modern fan-making factory, which replaces the world of Senta and her fellow seamstresses, we see a final tableau in which the Dutchman’s and Senta’s heavenly union is ‘commemorated’ by the factory workers now producing souvenir statuettes of the couple. The production stars Samuel Youn, Ricarda Merbeth, and Franz-Josef Selig, and is conducted by Christian Thielemann, arguably the greatest Wagnerian conductor of today.

Running time: 140 minutes

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/KO

Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

“Musically, this performance is on such a high level that, if released in an audio-only format, it wuold be among the best live recordings out there. Youn is a particular revelation, with bass qualities to establish the character's emotional weight but also effective baritonal colours.” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2014

Blu-ray Disc

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Up to 70% off Opus Arte

Opus Arte Bayreuther Festspiele - OABD7147D

(Blu-ray)

Normally: $33.75

Special: $23.62

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