The Met’s new 2016 production of Wagner’s ‘Tristan und Isolde’ was a grand musical statement that was hindered by its unfortunate high-tech staging.
Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin put on an unusually staged but powerfully sung performance of Wagner’s ‘Parsifal’ in this latest Blu-ray from BelAir Classiques.
Daniel Barenboim conducts a seriously revised version of Wagner’s Tannhauser out on Blu-ray from BelAir Classiques
The standard by which all other Ring Cycles are judged by, Decca commits the white-hot performances of Georg Solti, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and a raft of great singers, to a single Pure Audio Blu-ray Disc.
Director Herheim’s reinvention of Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg sheds new light with this production, well conducted and well sung.
The Odeonsplatz Concert is a nicely done outdoor concert with a star tenor and baritone and superb musical direction and videography.
Wagner’s final masterpiece, Parsifal, receives a strong performance undermined by bizarre stage business and unflattering costumes
A fascinating inside look into the bold experiment to pare down Wagner’s monumental Ring Cycle in Buenos Aires with the help of the composer’s great-granddaughter and an avant-garde director.
The much-anticipated Deutsche Grammophon release of the Metropolitan Opera’s new Ring Cycle introduces operagoers to the trail-blazing productions of Robert Lepage. Building on strong casts, conductors, and audio/video recordists, this set becomes the ultimate Ring of our times.
The Bayreuth Festival has brought us many memorable Wagnerian opera performances. This well-cast 2010 Lohengrin will not be on that list largely due to a bizarre staging concept that overruns the legend of the Swan Knight with rats.