Wagner: The Bayreuth Edition (Box Set)
Sinceits inception, Bayreuth has become the byword for innovativeand daring productions. The six operas featured on this release are certainly no exception; showcasingthe original sets,creative productions and outstanding singing that the opera house is famous for, they cement Bayreuth’sworldwide reputationfor nurturing raw talent, constantly striving for innovation.Jan Philipp Gloger’s controversial production of Derfliegende Holländer is conducted by Christian Thielemann, ‘Germany’s most sought-after conductor’ (DailyTelegraph), while AxelKober takes the helm in Sebastian Baumgarten’s thoughtprovoking production of Tannhäuser,which casts the opera as onegiant experiment. Die Walküre stars up-and-comingsingers JohanBotha and Edith Haller, both praised in the German press for their standout performances. The radical Tristanund Isolde seesChristoph Marthaler setting the romantic opera in a Communist-era reception room, unencumbered by the traditional lakes and forests, instead more like apsychodrama ofthe 1950s. Concluding the six operas is Katharina Wagner’s debut production: Die Meistersingervon Nürnberg, the first ever liverecording from the Festival, praised by Opera Canada forits ‘stunning theatrical spectacle’.Richard Wagner’s operas find theirhome at Bayreuth, and these six very different but equally compelling performances capture the spirit of theGerman composerperfectly.
DIE MEISTERSINGER (2008)
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER (2013)
TRISTAN UND ISOLDE (2009)