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Die Walküre

Die Walküre

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Product code: cd hld 7531 (4 CD set)

4 disc set

Disc 5 contains full libretto and English translation

The Hallé | Sir Mark Elder conductor

Stig Andersen Siegmund | Yvonne Howard Sieglinde
Clive Bayley Hunding | Egils Silins Wotan
Susan Bullock Brünnhilde | Susan Bickley Fricka
Miranda Keys Gerhilde | Elaine McKrill Ortlinde
Sarah Castle Waltraute | Linda Finnie Schwertleite
Katherine Broderick Helmwige | Alison Kettlewell Siegrune
Ceri Williams Grimgerde | Leah Marian Jones Rossweisee

  • Recorded live at sell out concerts at The Bridgewater Hall which formed highlights of the 2011 Manchester International Festival

‘[The Hallé’s concert performance of Die Walküre was] a two-day emotional journey that left me feeling torn apart. Act I was captivating and potent; Act II fiercely moving; Act III enough to make one rush from the hall and plunge in a Manchester canal. The gigantic orchestral climax interrupting Wotan's Farewell was as convulsively emotional as I could want it. Subtleties of orchestral shading and balance went by like an express train. The conducting was inspired; the immense structure cohered.’
The Sunday Times, July 2011

‘[The Hallé’s] Wagner is simply beautiful, and if that burnished lyricism was more glamorous than dangerous in Act I of Die Walküre, the duet with Siegmund (Stig Andersen) and Sieglinde (Yvonne Howard) had a tenderness beyond renegade intoxication. Elder is a skilful accompanist, metering the blend to suit the timbres of his cast … [he] conducted as though in love with a score that was in love with love itself.’
The Independent on Sunday, July 2011



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