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Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen

Das Rheingold

Donald McIntyre (Wotan), Heinz Zednik (Loge), Hermann Becht (Alberich), Hanna Schwarz (Fricka), Matti Salminen (Fasolt), Fritz Hübner (Fafner), Carmen Reppel (Freia), Martin Egel (Donner), Siegfried Jerusalem (Froh), Helmut Pampuch (Mime), Ortrun Wenkel (Erda),...

Chéreau's Marxist-tinged, Industrial Revolution-set production was by no means greeted with universal enthusiasm when it made its debut at the 1976 Bayreuth Festival...By the time the production... More…

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8 DVD Videos

$75.25

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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), Tansel Akzeybek (Ein Hirt), Kay Stiefermann (Ein Steuermann), Tansel Akzeybek (Junger Seemann)

Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Christian...

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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2 DVD Videos

$21.75

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 Offer 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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2 DVD Videos

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 Offer Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen

Das Rheingold

John Tomlinson (Wotan), Graham Clark (Loge), Günter von Kannen (Alberich), Linda Finnie (Fricka), Matthias Hölle (Fasolt), Philip Kang (Fafner), Eva Johansson (Freia), Bodo Brinkmann (Donner), Kurt Schreibmayer (Froh), Helmut Pampuc (Mime), Birgitta Svendén (Erda),...

If a cycle is going as well as the Harry Kupfer/Daniel Barenboim Ring was, the super-test of Götterdämmerung brings out the best in everyone… Barenboim manipulates his orchestra with Furtwänglerian... More…

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7 DVD Videos

($47.75)$33.50

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Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer

Simon Estes (Der Holländer), Matti Salminen (Daland), Lisbeth Balslev (Senta), Robert Schunk (Erik), Anny Schlemm (Mary), Graham Clark (Steuermann)

Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Woldemar Nelsson

This is a Senta-centred production, realised as the repressed heroine's dream. On those terms, it is brilliantly carried through, acted with immense conviction. The musical side is good, not... More…

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DVD Video

$18.25

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Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

René Kollo, Johanna Meier, Matti Salminen, Hermann Becht & Hanna Schwarz

Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Daniel Barenboim

For a supposedly 'difficult' opera, there's a fair choice of DVD Tristans… But this 1983 Bayreuth version, reappearing at last here on DVD, remains the finest. Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's staging... More…

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2 DVD Videos

$23.25

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Wagner: Lohengrin

Paul Frey (Lohengrin), Cheryl Studer (Elsa), Gabriele Schnaut (Ortrud), Ekkehard Wlaschiha (Telramund), Manfred Schenk (König Heinrich)

Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Peter Schneider

Film director Herzog (Fitzcarraldo) creates an atmospheric staging amid glaciers and stone circles. Schneider conducts effectively; Studer, Schnaut and Wlaschiha impress. More…

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2 DVD Videos

$23.25

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Wagner: Die Walküre

Peter Hofmann, Matti Salminen, Donald McIntyre, Jeannine Altmeyer, Gwyneth Jones, Hanna Schwarz & Gabriele Schnaut

Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Pierre Boulez & directed by Patrice Chéreau

2 DVD Videos

$23.25

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Wagner: Siegfried

Manfred Jung (Siegfried), Heinz Zednik (Mime), Hermann Becht (Alberich), Donald McIntyre (Wanderer), Fritz Hübner (Fafner), Gwyneth Jones (Brünnhilde), Norma Sharp (Waldvogel)

Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Pierre Boulez & directed by Patrice Chéreau

2 DVD Videos

$23.25

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Wagner: Lohengrin

Klaus Florian Vogt (Lohengrin), Annette Dasch (Elsa Von Brabant), Petra Lang (Ortrud), Jukka Rasilainen (Friedrich Von Telramund), Georg Zeppenfeld (König Heinrich), Samuel Youn (Der Heerrufer Des Königs)

Bayreuth Festival Orchestra & Chorus, Andris Nelsons (conductor) & Hans Neuenfels...

If the recording of the live performance had been on CD, I would have been mainly enthusiastic. Andris Nelsons is the most promising Wagner conductor I have heard for a long time, and his account... More…

2 DVD Videos

$35.25

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