Reviews and Articles
Places to Buy

Searching for products...

About This Item

Unique ID Code: 0000082353
Added by: DVD Reviewer
Added on: 7/4/2006 15:36
View Changes

Wagner: Die Walkure (Haenchen) (UK)

8 / 10
1 vote cast
Rate this item
Inline Image

3 disc set
Certificate: none
Running Time: 260 mins
Retail Price: £34.99
Release Date:

Die Walküre is the second part of Richard Wagner's gargantuan tetralogy, Der Ring des Nibelungen, concerning the irreconcilable struggle between Power and Love. The originality of this production from Het Musiktheater Amsterdam more than meets the perennial challenge of staging The Ring. Pierre Audi's stage direction, in which the orchestra is placed on the ring-shaped stage, succeeds in forging a profound unity between the lyrical, mythical and philosophical qualities of Wagner's work, complemented by George Tsypin's astonishing sets and wonderful costumes by Oscar-winning Eiko Ishioka. Impassioned singing, and intensely dramatic playing by the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra under the energetic baton of Hartmut Haenchen create a vigorous, almost intimate performance that will leave an indelible impression. This production of The Ring is based on the new collected works of Richard Wagner.

John Keyes, Nadine Secunde, John Bröcheler, Jeannine Altmeyer, Kurt Rydl, Reinhild Runkel
De Nederlandse Opera / Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra / Hartmut Haenchen
Stage Director Pierre Audi

Special Features:
Cast Gallery & Synopsis

Introduction to Die Walküre with presenter Michael Zeeman, composer Peter-Jan Wageman and pianist Stephan Mickisch

Your Opinions and Comments

Be the first to post a comment!