Die Walkure

Premiere: 30/04/2007

Description

The most popular opera of the tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen. Carlus Padrissa is the scenic director, and winner of 7 international awards, among them Franco Abbiati Prize Musicale Italiana della Critica or ICMA-International Classical Music Awards 2011 -made by critics from 10 countries- is probably the closest to the concept of total work of art with which Wagner himself characterized the opera.

Synopsis

Coproduction of the Palau de les Arts and the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in ‘Der Ring des Nibelungen “by Richard Wagner, with staging of La Fura dels Baus and musical direction of Zubin Mehta,” hoards a long list of national and international recognition from its debut in Valencia “, highlighted the same sources.

In 2008, the production won the Franco Abbiati of the Italian music critics, one of the most prestigious awards in the world of opera. Last 2010, production of Die Walk√ľre won the Critics Award German label.

Spanish and European criticism has recognized the high quality of Tetralogy of Valencia. Rotary as English ‘Sunday Times’ qualify the work as a “resounding success” and “one of the best songs of the Rings recent times.”

The French Le Figaro, meanwhile, refers to Valencia as the “Mediterranean Salzburg”, while ‘La Stampa’ musical interpretation stresses that “has unusual points of excellence.” The German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung notes that the Valencian Tetralogy “take the floor to Wagner’s concept of total art work”.

For its part, the DVD edition and Blue Ray C Major with the seal of the tetralogy “The Ring of the Nibelung ‘the Palau de les Arts has enjoyed an excellent reception in international markets. The production is sold in Spain, Germany, UK, Switzerland, Japan, France and the United States.

The British magazine BBC Music Magazine says the assembly of La Fura dels Baus “the most exciting seen so far” to conclude that it is the “best Ring video in a long time.” The German newspaper ‘Abendzeitung’ is much more forceful in his criticism headline: “Bayreuth can you pack,” referring to the German city festival that prompted and promoted Richard Wagner himself.

Credits

Production: Palau de les Arts de Valencia and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
Conductor: Zubin Metha
Director: La Fura dels Baus. Carlus Padrissa.
Acting: Valentina Carrasco
Sets: Roland Olbeter.
Costumes: Chu Uroz.
Lighting: Peter Van Praet.
Videos: Franc Aleu.

Cast:

Br√ľnnhilde: Jennifer Wilson.
Siegmund: Torsten Kerl.
Sieglinde: Eva-Maria Westbroek.
Wotan: Juha Uusitalo.
Hunding: Matti Salminen.
Fricka: Anna Larsson.
Gerhilde: Bernadette Flaitz.
Ortlinde: Elena Pankratova.
Waltraute: Pilar V√°zquez.
Schwertleite: María Luisa Corbacho.
Helmwige: Eugenia Bethencourt.
Siegrune: Marina Prudenskaya.
Grimgerde: Manuela Bress.
Rossweisse: Daniela Denschlag.

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