|Orchestra:||SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF THE GRAN / Chorus: CHORUS OF THE GRAN TEATRE DEL|
|Director:||Xavi Bové / Robert Carsen|
This compelling modern-day adaptation of Wagner’s fable of love and redemption from Barcelona’s Teatre Liceu features one of the great Wagner singers of our time in the lead role, Peter Seiffert. He plays alongside Petra Maria Schnitzer as Elisabeth and Béatrice Uria-Monzon as Venus. Sebastian Weigle, the Liceu’s principal conductor, gives a “visibly inspired” performance, as the Spanish daily ABC wrote. Director Robert Carsen turns the Wartburg into a chic big-city art gallery, and the work’s “Minnesänger” into painters, thus shifting the work’s message of salvation towards a quest for artistic glory.