SCHONBERG Gurre-Lieder. Dutch National Opera - Fritz, Magee, Larsson, Marquard, Ablinger-Sperrhacke, Melles, Chorus of the Dutch National Opera, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra / Marc Albrecht, Director - Pierre Audi. Opus Arte Blu-Ray
Dutch National Opera
Waldemar - Burkhard Fritz
Tove - Emily Magee
Waldtaube - Anna Larsson
Bauer - Markus Marquard
Klaus Narr - Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke
Narrator - Sunnyi Melles
Chorus of the Dutch National Opera
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor - Marc Albrecht
Director - Pierre Audi
Begun in the year 1900, amidst the art nouveau curlicues of Klimt and the Jugendstil, Schönberg’s grand cantata is written in a lush, late-romantic style indebted to Wagner and Mahler and pre-dating his pioneering atonal works. This setting of the mediaeval Danish legend of Gurre Castle – a love triangle between King Waldemar, his mistress Tove and a jealous Queen – gains an innovative new dimension in this first-ever staging of the work, directed by Pierre Audi.
- First collaboration between DNO Artistic Director Pierre Audi & Music
Director Marc Albrecht.
- First staging of Schönberg’s mammoth cantata with gargantuan orchestra, five soloists, speaker and multiple choruses
- Gurrelieder, premiered in 1913, marks the culmination of Schönberg’s lush late-Romantic style before atonal works dominated his output
- Extra features: Includes a Documentary of the making of the production and a Cast Gallery.
‘‘... fascinating and emotionally charged musical theatre.’’ (Bachtrack)
‘‘An evening of both substance and beauty’’ (Financial Times)
Subtitles: English, French, German, Dutch, Japanese and Korean.
Running time: 140 minutes
Sound format: LPCM & DTS Master Audio 5.1
Opus Arte Blu-Ray OABD7215D
|Awards||Gramophone Editors Choice|
|Release Period||January 2017|