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Strauss, R: Elektra

Strauss, R: Elektra

Live recording from the Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburger Festspiele 2010


Iréne Theorin (Elektra), Waltraud Meier (Klytämnestra), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Chrysothemis), Robert Gambill (Aegisth) & René Pape (Orest)

Wiener Philharmoniker & Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Daniele Gatti (conductor) & Nikolaus Lehnhoff (stage director)

Special Release On The Occasion Of Richard Strauss’ 150th Anniversary On 11 June 2014.

Complete Opera Recording

+ Exclusive Bonus Feature: More than 150 minutes of highlights from 50 critically acclaimed opera, ballet & documentary productions on Blu-ray Disc

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Sound Formats: PCM Stereo, dts-HD

Master Audio 5.1 Picture Format: 16:9

Blu-ray Disc: 50 GB (Dual Layer)

Resolution: 1080i High Definition

Subtitle Languages: DE (Original Language), GB, FR, ES, IT, JP, Korean

Running Time: 109 mins

FSK: 6

Region Code: worldwide

“Here's a treat for Expressionism junkies...dominated by Theorin's extraordinary heroine, a Brunnhilde gone seriously to seed, a real tour de force of concentrated energy, vocal stamina and dramatic power, who occupies most of the very well-made film in close-up. Daniele Gatti gets marvellous sounds from the Vienna Philharmonic, all the score's fever and neurosis but also its tenderness... There's really not a weak link here.” Opera Now, Summer 2011 *****

“Elektra's Freudian creepiness constantly attracts sensationalist productions, so it's a pleasure to report just how fine this 2010 Salzburg staging is. Daniele Gatti's conducting is powerful enough, but never loses sight of the score's eerie lyricism and sombre glow, which Nikolaus Lehnhoff's staging embodies to atmospherically...Among Elektras on DVD this, along with Karl Böhm's historical performance, must rank among the best; and on Blu-ray it is superb.” BBC Music Magazine, October 2011 *****

BBC Music Magazine

DVD & Blu-ray Choice

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2012

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Arthaus Musik - 108110

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Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E flat major 'Symphony of a Thousand'

Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E flat major 'Symphony of a Thousand'


Sylvia Greenberg, Lynne Dawson, Sally Matthews (soprano), Sophie Koch, Elena Manistana (altos) & Robert Gambill (tenor)

Deutscher Rundfunk Berlin & Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Kent Nagano

“Nagano is blessed with a superb orchestra and choruses all on top form (the richness of sound in the hushed 'Alles Vergangliche', complete with subterranean basses, is wonderful)” Daily Telegraph, 18 March 2005

“probably the best we have.” Rob Cowan, The Independent

“majestic performance under Kent Nagano, with superb soloists including sopranos Sylvia Greenberg, Lynne Dawson and Sally Matthews, altos Sophie Koch and Elena Manistana and tenor Robert Gambill. Mahler's masterwork emerges in all its rococo splendour, his rich orchestral textures and bold vocal writing adding up to a secular mass for our times.” The Observer, 6 March 2005

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Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

Recorded live at Glyndebourne, Lewes, Sussex on 1st August and 6th August 2007.


Robert Gambill (Tristan), Nina Stemme (Isolde), Katarina Karnéus (Brangäne), Bo Skovhus (Kurwenal), René Pape (König Marke), Stephen Gadd (Melot), Timothy Robinson (Hirt/Junger Seemann), Richard Mosley-Evans (Steuermann)

The Glyndebourne Chorus & London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jiří Bělohlávek (conductor) & Nikolaus Lehnhoff (stage director)

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Glyndebourne’s celebrated production of Nikolaus Lehnhoff’s Tristan und Isolde is a supremely intelligent achievement; gravely beautiful, haunting and meditative, it is deeply reflective rather than visceral, fortified by Roland Aeschlimann's stunningly effective set, a womb-like space through which the protagonists move like gods. Conductor Jirí Belohlávek mirrors Lehnhoff's approach in his sophisticated plumbing of the score's depths, with every shift in texture carefully laid bare by an inspired London Philharmonic Orchestra. Nina Stemme's Isolde and Robert Gambill's Tristan, both gloriously lyrical, are matched by superb performances from René Pape as the betrayed and vulnerable King Marke and Bo Skovhus as Kurwenal, deeply touching in his helpless devotion to Tristan. This High Definition recording of a production of uncommon intimacy reveals the opera's music and drama in a new light.

Picture: 1080i High Definition / 16:9

Sound: 2.0 & 5.0 Dolby TrueHD

Video codec: AVC/MPEG-4

Disc size: 2 x BD50

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT Menu language: EN

Region code: All regions

Running time: Approx 358 mins

Bonus material:

Illustrated synopsis & cast gallery

Do I hear the light? - a film by Reiner E. Moritz

Artist biographies.

‘On the set’ - a slide show of the set being built.

‘Trimborn on Tristan’ – a talk by Richard Trimborn

‘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 Daily Telegraph

“A performance realised to Glyndebourne's highest standards - the chorus and stage brass are Bayreuth-level, the casting immaculate (they can all really sing these parts) and Belohlávek's conducting balanced with a Goodall-like attention to the filigree detail of Wagner's new-wave scoring” Gramophone Magazine, August 2008

“Stemme's fiery Irish princess is even finer than on the Domingo CD… Gambill's burly Tristan projects a darker, more resigned intensity… Pape's black-voiced Marke rightly dominates the stage… Karneus is a passionate, lusciously sung Brangäne. Lehnhoff's Glyndebourne production doesn't outclass Daniel Barenboim's magnificent video... But those looking for a Tristan with warmth and immediacy will find it certainly shares Barenboim's benchmark recommendation.” BBC Music Magazine, March 2008 *****

“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

“a performance realised to Glyndebourne's highest standards – the chorus and stage brass are Bayreuthlevel, the casting immaculate (they can all really sing these parts), and Belohlávek's conducting balanced with a Goodall-like attention to the filigree detail of Wagner's new-wave scoring. Old-style analyses of the music used to talk about the 'glance' motif. Lehnhoff's staging deploys a series of heartbreaking glances: Stemme's Isolde when Karnéus's Brangäne tells her she's taken the love draught, Stemme again when Tristan arrives in Act 2, Pape's Marke as he sees the lovers together and, at BrokebackMountain-level, Skovhus's Kurwenal as he cradles Gambill's Tristan then breaks away, half in fear of his lord's death, half in fear of his feelings for him. In fact, has a Tristan ever been so deeply loved by his lady and squire as here, or felt so wretched at betraying his king? And is Skovhus actually the greatest Kurwenal yet recorded? Roland Aeschlimann provides a geometrically attractive whorl of a standing set, concentric wooden circles telescoping towards a constantly varied horizon: a ship, a spaceship, everywhere, nowhere – perfect. The lighting (Robin Carter and Aeschlimann) has a genuine physical presence and seems to reinvent the colour blue. At the point of Isolde's almost belated arrival in Act 3, a surreal, Ingmar Bergman-like atmosphere permeates events: she arrives from behind on high as a figure of death and wraps him in a black cloak, while Skovhus's poignant Kurwenal gets a non-realistic, Brechtian centre-stage for his fights and death” Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

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Wagner - Die Walküre (DVD)

Wagner - Die Walküre (DVD)


Wagner:

Die Walküre

Grand Théâtre, Aix-en-Provence 2006


Robert Gambill (Siegmund), Mikhail Petrenko (Hunding), Willard White (Wotan), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Sieglinde), Eva Johansson (Brünnhilde), Lilli Paasikivi (Fricka), Joanna Porackova (Gerhilde), Elaine McKrill (Ortlinde), Julianne Young (Waltraute), Andrea Baker (Schwertleite), Erika Sunnegårdh (Helmwige), Heike Grötzinger (Siegrune), Eva Vogel (Grimgerde) & Annette Bod (Rossweisse)

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle (conductor) & Stéphane Braunschweig (director)

In a career spanning more than 30 years, Sir Simon Rattle has distinguished himself through his long-term relationships with a number of orchestras, wide-ranging repertoire and innovative educational and audiencebuilding activities. He is currently Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Principal Artist with the OAE. Sir Simon first conducted the Berlin Philharmonic in 1987 and appeared regularly with the orchestra in subsequent years.The summer of 2006 saw the first instalment of their Wagner Ring Cycle at the Aix-en-Provence Festival. Sir Simon's most recent appearance at the Proms in Wagner brought forth ecstatic reviews, which bodes well for possible future installments of the Aix /Salzburg Ring on Bel Air Classiques.

"In what is both Mr. Rattle's and Aix's first Ring Cycle, "Die Walküre," the Ring's second chapter, was magically transformed by the enclosed space and lively acoustics of the Grand Théâtre de Provence. But where the new theater makes another significant difference is in Mr. Braunschweig's staging of the opera. Far more than in last year's "Rheingold," even the gods, notably Wotan and his twin children, Siegmund and Sieglinde, can now be felt to experience deeply human emotions. The final curtain brought a standing ovation for both orchestra and singers, with Ms.Westbroek singled out for her "extraordinary power and lyricism," as Jean-Louis Validire, Le Figaro's music critic, put it… The Ring Cycle continues here with "Siegfried" in 2008 and "Götterdammerüng" in 2009 and, as with "Das Rheingold" and "Die Walküre," they will be presented afresh at the Salzburg Easter Festival the following year." The New York Times, July 5, 2007

“Sir Willard White's patriarchal Wotan seems subtler on screen, more smouldering than stiff, and sings richly… Eva Johansson's… makes a fiery, youthful Brünnhilde, more at one with her fellow Valkyries - a fine bunch - than usual. Rattle's conducting… is easy enough to enjoy - fluent, often sweeping - and, of course, beautifully played by the Berliners...” BBC Music Magazine, December 2008 ****

“Wind and brass detail, the accuracy and blending of the chording and that rhythmic precision which is a Rattle speciality lift the final colloquy between Wotan and Brünnhilde to Olympian heights.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2009

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Bel Air Classiques - BAC034

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Wagner: Die Walküre

Wagner: Die Walküre

Directed for Stage by Christoph Nel

Stage and Costumes by Karl Kneidl


Recorded live at the Staatsoper Stuttgart, 29 September 2002 & 2 January 2003

“Schlömer concentrates wholly on characterisation and deft movement; magic effects are cleverly, unliterally reinvented. Again, this feels true to the work's Greek dramatic heritage - melodramatic actions, as it were, is wholly banished. The cast have clearly rehearsed carefully together; there are no "star" turns, and all are well within their roles vocally. Zagrosek's cool, carefully pulsed conducting suits this score well, and the filming feels better rehearsed than some of the later cycle.” Gramophone Magazine, August 2007

“All in all, the new Stuttgart Rheingold was a clear winner.” Opera

“There can be nothing but praise for Angela Denoke’s debut as Sieglinde, she seems to have taken up Rysanek’s mantle.” Opera News

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EuroArts - 2052078

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Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E flat major 'Symphony of a Thousand'

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Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde

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Iris Vermillion (mezzo-soprano), Robert Gambill (tenor)

Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Eliahu Inbal

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Puccini: Manon Lescaut (highlights)

Puccini: Manon Lescaut (highlights)


Mirella Freni (Manon Lescaut), Plácido Domingo (Des Grieux), Renato Bruson (Lescaut), Kurt Rydl (Geronte), Robert Gambill (Edmondo), Brigitte Fassbaender (Una voce sola), John Tomlinson (Un comandante di Marina)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Giuseppe Sinopoli

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I Love Mozart

I Love Mozart


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100 x Klassik zu Weihnachten

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