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Die Walküre

Author: Gwyneth JonesJeannine AltmeyerHanna SchwarzGabriele SchnautPeter HofmannAll authors
Publisher: Hamburg : Deutsche Grammophon ; New York, NY : Manufactured and marketed by Universal Classics Group : Distributed by Universal Music & Video Distribution, [2005], ©1980.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : GermanView all editions and formats
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In the face of the battle, Siegmund, fathered by Wotan, discovers that Sieglinde is his twin sister. Yet, they join as man and wife. Wotan knows he must kill Siegmund for the violation of the laws of matrimony. But unable to bear the agony of the deed, he sends the Valkyrie Brunnhilde, in his place. Brunnhilde takes mercy on the two lovers. In anguish, Wotan causes Siegmund's death by shattering his sword in battle.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Music videos
Opera
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Gwyneth Jones; Jeannine Altmeyer; Hanna Schwarz; Gabriele Schnaut; Peter Hofmann; Donald McIntyre; Matti Salminen; Pierre Boulez; Patrice Chéreau; Brian Large; Richard Peduzzi; Jacques Schmidt; Wolfgang Wagner; Richard Wagner; Bayerischer Rundfunk.; Unitel Film- und Fernsehproduktionsgesellschaft mbH.; Deutsche Grammophon (Firm)
OCLC Number: 62096170
Language Note: Sung in German, with subtitles in German, English, French, Spanish, and Chinese.
Notes: Libretto by the composer.
"Patrice Chéreau's centenary production"--Container.
Synopsis by Hans Schürmann (8 p.) inserted in container.
Credits: Producer, Patrice Chéreau ; video director, Brian Large ; stage design, Richard Peduzzi ; costumes, Jacques Schmidt ; artistic supervision, Wolfgang Wagner.
Performer(s): Gwyneth Jones, Jeannine Altmeyer, sopranos; Hanna Schwarz, mezzo-soprano; Gabriele Schnaut, alto; Peter Hofmann, tenor; Donald McIntyre, baritone; Matti Salminen, bass; with supporting singers; Bayreuth Festival Chorus; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra; Pierre Boulez, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded June and July 1980, Festspielhaus, Bayreuth.
Description: 2 videodiscs (215 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 0; screen format: 4:3; PCM stereo. or DTS 5.1.
Other Titles: Ring des Nibelungen
Responsibility: Richard Wagner ; a production of Bayerischer Rundfunk and Unitel Film- und Fernsehproduktionsgesellschaft mbH & Co.

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In the face of the battle, Siegmund, fathered by Wotan, discovers that Sieglinde is his twin sister. Yet, they join as man and wife. Wotan knows he must kill Siegmund for the violation of the laws of matrimony. But unable to bear the agony of the deed, he sends the Valkyrie Brunnhilde, in his place. Brunnhilde takes mercy on the two lovers. In anguish, Wotan causes Siegmund's death by shattering his sword in battle. Brunnhilde is made mortal as punishment for betraying Wotan, and he surrounds her with a wall of flame that can only be broken by a hero. A wall of flame. A portent of the fall of the Gods.

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