Catalogue No: OA0964D
Shop Product Code: 2141844
With powerful conviction, Nikolaus Lehnhoff interprets Wagner’s Lohengrin as the dramatic struggle of masculine and feminine, revenge and compassion. Powerfully acted, almost like a Strindberg play, and musically of the highest order, this Lohengrin from the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden will be a benchmark production for decades. With his extraordinarily transparent interpretation of the title role, Klaus Florian Vogt leads an inspired cast to visionary realms that are rarely touched, let alone captured on High Definition film and in pure surround sound. The monumental sets by Stephan Braunfels and Kent Nagano’s sublimely well-balanced musical interpretation complete a deeply moving total-theatre experience.
Klaus Florian Vogt, Solveig Kringelborn, Hans-Peter König, Waltraud Meier, Tom Fox, Roman Trekel
EuropaChorAkademie Mainz / Opéra National de Lyon / Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin / Kent Nagano
Stage Director Nikolaus Lehnhoff
TV Director Thomas Grimm
Illustrated Synopsis & Cast Gallery
Never Shalt Thou Ask of Me - A documentary film by Reiner E. Moritz, including interviews with Nikolaus Lehnhoff, Stephan Braunfels, Bettina Walter, Kent Nagano and leading members of the cast
'Lehnhoff’s familiar virtues of clarity and intelligent exposition of the characters’ psychology make this an unusually cogent reading of a problematic work. The opposing forces of good and evil, the ‘white’ couple Elsa and Lohengrin (the almost Mozartian-voiced Solveig Kringelborn and Klaus Florian Vogt) and the ‘black’ conspirators Ortrud and Telramund (the magnetic Waltraut Meier and the dark-toned Tom Fox), are rivetingly characterized and will look wonderful on DVD.' Sunday Times
'Whoever believes to already know all nuances of Lohengrin should go to Baden-Baden: soloists, chorus and orchestra are brilliant – and the production leaves barbed afterthoughts in your mind. ... There has not been a Lohengrin like Klaus Florian Vogt, the young tenor from Hamburg, for many years…his voice is pure, clean, whiter than snow. Not of this world. Ideal for this role.' Frankfurter Algemeine
Awards & Accolades:
9 de Classica Répertoire (Dec 2006)
CAT NO: OA 0964 D
FORMAT: All Formats
REGIONS: All Regions
PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9
LENGTH: 279 Mins
SOUND: DTS SURROUND / LPCM STEREO
NO OF DISCS: 3
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