Salzburg Easter Festival 2017: Die Walküre


In 1967 the first Salzburg Easter Festival presented a now legendary production of Richard Wagner’s "Ring des Nibelungen" tetralogy, led by Herbert von Karajan. The 50th anniversary of the festival in 2017 saw a new production of "Die Walküre" by famous Bulgarian director Vera Nemirova which is set in a unique "re-creation" of this very first Salzburg Easter Festival opera production in the set by Günther Schneider-Siemssen. Christian Thielemann conducts his Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden and an illustrous cast including Anja Harteros, Anja Kampe, Vitalij Kowaljow and Peter Seiffert. The critics are full of praise for this “musically ravishing Walküre” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) and ist “excellent ensemble of soloists”. As Sieglinde, Anja Harteros is “enchanting and elegant”, Peter Seiffert “amazingly presents a steady and expressive Siegmund”, Christa Mayer “shows off as irresistible, throroughbred Fricka” and Anja Kampe is celebrated as “outstanding Brünnhilde” (Süddeutsche Zeitung).

Additional Info

  • No: A04050067
  • Composer: Richard Wagner
  • Conductor: Christian Thielemann
  • Orchestra: Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
  • Artists: Anja Kampe, Vitalij Kowaljow, Anja Harteros, Peter Seiffert, Georg Zeppenfeld
  • Production year: 2017
  • Run time: 03:55:00
  • Director: Stage Director: Vera Nemirova
  • Producers: A production of UNITEL in co-production with ORF/ 3Sat and NHK in cooperation with Salzburg Easter Festival
  • Format: 4K
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