Directed for Stage by Peter Konwitschny and Costumes and Sets by Helmut Brade
Reinhard Hagen (König Heinrich), John Treleaven (Lohengrin), Hans-Joachim Ketelsen (Friedrich von Telramund), Emily Magee (Elsa), Luana DeVol (Ortrud), Robert Bork (Der Heerrufer des Königs)
Cor del Gran Teatre del Liceu & Orquestra Simfònica del Gran Teatre del Liceu, Sebastian Weigle
Recorded at the Gran Teatre del Liceu , Barcelona, 19 July 2006
DVD Video - 2 discs
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“The intimacy and urgency [Peter Konwitschny] conjures simply cannot be described: Opera has never been so literally in-your-face.”
“Three-quarters of Peter Konwitschny's Lohengrin plays in a secondary school room… Lohengrin is a pop-star-like saviour greeted with swooning adulation by teddy-bear clutching schoolgirls. Intensely acted, and sung, by all the principals, Konwitschny's approach illuminates and exposes Wagner's contrasting tale of local political squabbles, idealised love, chauvinist behaviour and compromised solutions on every level. ...a vital contemporary staging of the work.”
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