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Evelyn Herlitzius (Elektra), Waltraud Meier (Klytämnestra), Adrianne Pieczonka (Chrysothemis), Mikhail Petrenko (Orest), Tom Randle (Aegisth), Franz Mazura (Der Pfleger des Orest)
Coro Gulbenkian & Orchestre de Paris, Esa-Pekka Salonen
Herlitzius as the vengeful daughter is vocally tireless...Chereau exacts similarity intense, realistic performance from Adrianne Pieczonka as Chrysothemis...Other crucial elements in a total... — More…
Klaus König (Tannhäuser), Lucia Popp (Elisabeth), Waltraud Meier (Venus), Bernd Weikl (Wolfram), Kurt Moll (Landgraf)
Haitink charts a leisurely course through Wagner's Tannhauser...Best of the principals is Lucia Popp's fresh Elisabeth. Waltraud Meier's Venus is potent yet sounds a touch stretched...Kurt Moll's... — More…
Roberto Alagna (Carlos), Karita Mattila (Elisabetta), Thomas Hampson (Posa), Jose van Dam (Filippo II), Waltraud Meier (Eboli)
Orchestre de Paris & Chœur du Théâtre du Châtelet, Antonio Pappano (conductor), Luc Bondy (director)
in virtually every respect, the Pappano DVD of the original French version is the one to have; there you sense the full value of Verdi’s original and preferable thoughts in an intelligent, finely... — More…
Evelyn Herlitzius (Elektra), Anne Schwanewilms (Chrysothemis), Waltraud Meier (Klytaemnestra), Frank van Aken (Aegisth), René Pape (Orest)
Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann
[Herlitzius] isn't afraid to push [her voice] to its limit...Generally, though, she does convey Elektra's switchback emotions with some power...Pape, an equally recurrent Orestes, is sonorous... — More…
Roberto Alagna (Carlos), Karita Mattila (Elisabeth de Valois), Thomas Hampson (Rodrigue), Jose van Dam (Philippe), Waltraud Meier (Eboli), Eric Halfvarson (Grand Inquisitor)
Paris Theatre du Chatelet, Antonio Pappano
This performance appeared on VHS back in March 1997. On a new, wide-screen television, it makes a far more arresting effect. The action seems to be happening in the room with you.
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René Pape (Wotan - Das Rheingold), Stephan Rügamer (Loge), Johannes Martin Kränzle (Alberich), Doris Soffel (Fricka - Das Rheingold), Kwangchul Youn (Fasolt), Timo Riihonen (Fafner), Anna Samuil (Freia/Gutrune), Anna Larsson (Erda), Simon O’Neill (Siegmund), John Tomlinson (Hunding), Vitalij Kowaljow...
Placido Domingo (Samson), Waltraud Meier (Dalila), Alain Fondary (High Priest of Dagon), Jean-Philippe Courtis (Abimelech), Samuel Ramey (An Old Hebrew)
Orchestra & Chorus of the Opera Bastille, Myung-Whun Chung
When the big melody appears in Dalila's seduction aria, Chung's idiomatic conducting encourages a tender restraint, where others produce a full-throated roar. Meier may not have an ideally sensuous... — More…
Live recording from the Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 2013
Lance Ryan (Siegfried), Iréne Theorin (Brünnhilde), Mikhail Petrenko (Hagen), Johannes Martin Kränzle (Alberich), Gerd Grochowski (Gunther), Waltraud Meier (Waltraute/Zweite Norn); Teatro alla Scala, Daniel Barenboim, Guy Cassiers
Its greatest asset is Daniel Barenboim's conducting, less vigorous perhaps than his Bayreuth cycle but generally more fluent and sweeping, with fewer abrupt tempo changes, and the La Scala orchestra... — More…