WAGNER, R.: Lohengrin (Bavarian State Opera, 2009)

WAGNER, R.: Lohengrin (Bavarian State Opera, 2009)


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Libretto/Text Author: Wagner, Richard
Conductor: Nagano, Kent

Elsa von Brabant: Harteros, Anja
Friedrich von Telramund: Koch, Wolfgang
Heinrich der Vogler: Fischesser, Christof

Set/Stage Designer: Ultz,
Costume Designer: Ultz,
Lighting Designer: Sherin, Mimi Jordan
Stage Director: Jones, Richard
Television Director: Fibich, Karina

Date of Production: 2009
Festival: Munich Opera Festival
Venue: National Theater, Munich
Playing Time: 03:29:06
Catalogue Number: A05017478



"[Munich's] National Theater was filled with pure, exquisite Wagnerian vocal bliss; the Bavarian State Opera was a Valhalla on earth" (Die Welt). With Jonas Kaufmann's long-awaited role debut as Lohengrin and Anja Harteros as Elsa, Wagner's epic of love and loss was not only the opening premiere of the Munich Opera Festival, but its uncontested highlight as well. Which is why the performance was followed not only by a long-sold-out house, but also by tens of thousands of spectators at a live public viewing event in Munich and Vienna.

Under General Music Director Kent Nagano, the ensemble of the Munich Opera triumphantly confirmed that, with this production at the latest, it belongs in the pantheon of the great Wagner houses of our time. Commanding the public's attention with every note, especially in the incredible pianissimi of the Grail Narrative, tenor Jonas Kaufmann gave eloquent proof of his reputation as "one of the most important, and versatile, singers of our age" (The Times). Fully matching Kaufmann's consummate artistry is Anja Harteros, an imposing, charismatic beauty who has been at home on the world's largest stages since her spectacular Met debut. Renowned director Richard Jones "gives each character the required psychological depth" (La Libre Belgique).

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