The Wagner Gala (DVD)

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The Wagner Gala (DVD)
Composer: Richard Wagner
DVD Release Date: January 28, 2014
Conductor: Christian Thielemann
Video Director: Michael Beyer
Artists: Jonas Kaufmann
Orchestra: Dresden Staatskapelle
Label: C Major
Region: Region Free, Worldwide

In May 2013, on the eve of Richard Wagner’s bicentenary, the Staatskapelle Dresden staged this glittering Wagner Gala concert in the Semperoper. Conductor Christian Thielemann is joined by Jonas Kaufmann for a program featuring the overtures to operas written and premiered in Dresden, as well as great tenor scenes.

Track listings:
1. Der fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman): Overture (NTSC)
2. A Faust Overture (NTSC)
3. Overture
4. Act V: Allmacht'ger Vater, "Rienzi's Prayer"
5. Act I: Prelude
6. Act III: In fernem Land, unnahbar euren Schritten
7. Overture
8. Act III: Inbrunst im Herzen, wie kein Busser noch
9. Fraternite (NTSC)

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overall rating
Great Performance

Jonas Kaufmann might be now the hottest Tenor. Outstanding is his perfromance with German conductor Christian Thielemann, performing some great Wagner tunes. Rare material, great music. Recommended!

ElvisCaruso, February 2014
Familiarity: Less than 1 month Age Range: 45-54

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