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Wagner: Parsifal

Jonas Kaufmann (Parsifal), Katarina Dalayman (Kundry), Peter Mattei (Amfortas), René Pape (Gurnemanz), Evgeny Nikitin (Klingsor), Rúni Brattaberg (Titurel), Maria Zifchak (Stimme)

Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, Daniele Gatti, Francois Girard (dir.)

Kaufmann is the Parsifal we've all been waiting for...Matching his agonies are those of Peter Mattei's Amfortas and Katarina Dalayman's lustrous, secure Kundry, while the relaxed, minimal gestures... More…

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 New Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer

Samuel Youn (Der Holländer), Ingela Brimberg (Senta), Kwangchul Youn (Daland), Nikolai Schukoff (Erik), Kai Rüütel (Mary), Benjamin Bruns (Steuermann)

Teatro Real de Madrid, Pablo Heras-Casado, Àlex Ollé

As you’d expect from a Fura dels Baus show, there’s an impressive scenic grandeur on display … an undeniable intensity in Samuel Youn’s exchanges with Ingela Brimberg’s Senta, who fills out her... More…

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DVD Video + Blu-ray

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 Offer Elbphilharmonie Hamburg: Grand Opening Concert

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, 11.01.2017

Philippe Jaroussky, Sir Bryn Terfel, Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Pavol Breslik, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller

NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Ensemble Praetorius, NDR Choir, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Thomas Hengelbrock

There are plenty of musical highlights – oboist Kalev Kuljus’s exquisite ‘Pan’, from Britten’s Six Metamorphoses after Ovid; a lithe, light-textured finale from Messiaen’s Turangalila Symphony;... More…

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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).

Haenchen’s conducting is fine throughout, tempos on the quick side but not feeling it, with superb climaxes. The Gurnemanz of Georg Zeppenfeld is magnificent…Vogt has a voice which is ideal for... More…

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 Offer Wagner: Die Walküre

From the 2017 Salzburg Easter Festival

Peter Seiffert, Georg Zeppenfeld, Vitalij Kowaljow, Anja Harteros, Anja Kampe, Christa Mayer

Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann

A for effort for the production team – but the real interest of this release is musical. Thielemann’s fourth recording of this opera assembles his strongest cast yet…Harteros is a clearly projected,... More…

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Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

Stephen Gould (Tristan), Evelyn Herlitzius (Isolde), Georg Zeppenfeld (König Marke), Iain Paterson (Kurwenal), Raimund Nolte (Melot), Christa Mayer (Brangäne)

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

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... More…

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Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Gerald Finley (Hans Sachs), Anna Gabler (Eva), Johannes Martin Kränzle (Beckmesser), Marco Jentzsch (Walther), Topi Lehtipuu (David), Michaela Selinger (Magdalene), Alastair Miles (Pogner)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Glyndebourne Chorus, Vladimir Jurowski, David McVicar

McVicar's staging stokes the glow of Meistersinger's humane heart...and above all he reminds us that this is an opera about youth and self-discovery. Gerald Finley's pivotal Sachs relish[es]... More…

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 Offer Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen

Also contains the film 'Wagner's Dream' - a documentary about the making of the Metropolitan Operas new Ring cycle.

Das Rheingold

Lisette Oropesa (Woglinde), Jennifer Johnson Cano (Wellgunde), Tamara Mumford (Flosshilde), Eric Owens (Alberich), Stephanie Blythe (Fricka), Bryn Terfel (Wotan), Richard Croft (Loge), Franz-Josef Selig (Fasolt), Hans-Peter König (Fafner), Wendy Bryn Harmer (Freia),...

Kaufmann and Westbroek project the right kind of sexual and emotional intensity to carry the drama in the very bare setting that they're in, a tension matched elsewhere only by Waltraud Meier's... More…

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Sir Simon Rattle & Sol Gabetta

Recorded live at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, 2014, directed by Torben Schmidt Jacobsen

Sol Gabetta (cello)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle

Rattle’s presence can be heard, and felt, in virtually every bar of the score: the way he moulds phrases, nudges details to the fore, bends the line, holds tight to a salient accompanying detail... More…

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The Pyongyang Concert

East Pyongyang Grand Theatre, Pyongyang - North Korea, 26th February 2008

New York Philharmonic, Lorin Maazel

Both fascinating and enjoyable, this comes warmly recommended. More…

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