Wagner: Rienzi [Blu-ray]

Wagner: Rienzi [Blu-ray]

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Brand:
Opus Arte
Actors:
Richard Wiegold, Stefan Heidemann, Marika Schonberg, Choeur de l'Accademia Teatro alla Scala de Milan, Orchestre national du Capitole
ASIN:
B00DERONLS
Aspect Ratio:
1.78:1
Director:
__
Is Discontinued By Manufacturer:
No
Language:
German (DTS-HD 5.1), German (PCM 2.0 Stereo)
Media Format:
Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Classical, NTSC, Widescreen
MPAA rating:
s_medNotRated NR (Not Rated)
Number of discs:
1
Release date:
September 24, 2013
Run time:
3 hours and 51 minutes
Studio:
Opus Arte
Subtitles::
English, French, German, Japanese, Korean
Championing love and personal heroism in the face of ecclesiastical oppression and political chicanery, Wagner's third opera explores characteristic themes with terrific energy which culminates in the eponymous Roman tribune's famous prayer to the gods of his fatherland, followed by a riot which prefigures the young composer's own abortive career as a firebrand and revolutionary. Within the elegant minimalism of Jorge Lavelli's production, Torsten Kerl brings ringing authority to the title role, supported by the experienced Wagnerian Pinchas Steinberg. Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true Surround Sound. Press Reviews"[Steinberg's] reading of Rienzi, too, was full of energy and vitality, well suited to what this music needs. He got a great performance from the Capitole's orchestra, which is the best in some 400 miles around. The Choirs were also excellent in a very demanding opera for them. [Torsten Kerl] was excellent all along and it can be considered a luxury to have him as Rienzi in Toulouse." (Seen and Heard International) "Torsten Kerl is vivacious in the title role, full of energy and with a euphonious, flexible heldentenor which effortlessly reaches the heights. […] Pinchas Steinberg at the baton of the Orchestre National du Capitol proves to be energetic, elastic, confident and considerate of the singers; he emphasises transparency and pays more attention to the profound lyricism of the score (which is indebted to the tradition of Grand Opéra) than superficial dramatics. Denis Caiozzi's TV direction always concentrates on the centre of the events. The sound is pin-sharp and gives the voices precedence over the orchestra. " (Opernnetz) CastTorsten Kerl (Rienzi)Marika Schönberg (Irène)Richard Wiegold (Steffano Colonna)Daniela Sindram (Adriano)Stefan Heidemann (Paolo Orsini)Robert Bork (The Cardinal Orvieto)Choeur du Capitole; Coro dell'Accademia Teatro alla Scala; Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse; Pinchas Steinberg ProductionCompany: Théâtre du Capitole, ToulouseStage Director: Jorge LavelliTelevision Director: Denis Caïozzi Disc InformationCatalogue Number: OABD7125DDate of Performance: 2013Running Time: 176 minutesAspect Ratio: 16:9Subtitles: EN; FR; DE KOLabel: Opus Arte Review For the foreseeable future, the stupendous title role belongs to German heldentenor Torsten Kerl, the only Rienzi to date to have made his way to video...Kerl is in full command, unfazed by the fiendishly high tessitura, grandiloquent of phrase, purposeful and trenchant with text. As an actor, he simply eats up the stage. --Critic's Choice
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