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An important and highly-anticipated new production of Wagner's take on this ultimate, immortal tale of love and longing by the composer's great-granddaughter Katharina Wagner. Featuring some of today's most prominent vocalists and Christian Thielemann, arguably the most important Wagner conductor of our day and age

This is the first installment of an exclusive, multiyear partnership between Deutsche Grammophon and the Bayreuth Festival, in which the Yellow Label becomes the exclusive audiovisual partner of the mythical Wagner festival, releasing each edition's new production on DVD/Blu-ray.

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Tristan & Isolde this production was premiered on 25 July 2015 and marked the high-point of last year's Bayreuth Festival.

Awards
Gramophone Magazine September 2016 DVD/Blu-ray of the Month
Gramophone Awards 2017 Shortlisted - Opera

Catalogue No: 0735251
Label: DG
Discs: 2 DVDs

Stephen Gould (Tristan), Evelyn Herlitzius (Isolde), Georg Zeppenfeld (König Marke), Iain Paterson (Kurwenal), Raimund Nolte (Melot), Christa Mayer (Brangäne), Tansel Akzeybek (Ein Hirt), Kay Stiefermann (Ein Steuermann), Tansel Akzeybek (Junger Seemann)
Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Christian Thielemann (conductor) & Katharina Wagner (stage director)

Composers

Wagner, Richard (1813-83)

Works

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Publication date: 2016-07-08
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Last year's “Tristan Und Isolde” was the successful first installment of an exclusive, multiyear partnership between Deutsche Grammophon and the Bayreuth Festival, in which the Yellow Label became the exclusive audiovisual partner of the mythical Wagner festival, releasing each edition's new production on DVD/Blu-ray (see press release attached)

This year, we are proud to release on DVD/Blu-ray the celebrated production of “Parsifal” which was premiered on 25 July 2016, directed by Uwe Eric Laufenberg and conducted by Hartmut Haenchen

Hartmut Haenchen in his belated Bayreuth debut conducts from his own edition of the score

With Klaus Florian Vogt “as a powerfully heroic Parsifal (…), the beautiful gold, silver piercing iron of Elena Pankratova's voice as Kundry” (…), Georg Zeppenfeld as a slim Gurnemanz providing unparalleled vocal command (...) and Ryan McKinny as a noble and agonised Amfortas.” (Telegraph)

Awards
Presto Recordings of the Year Finalist 2017

Catalogue No: 0735350
Label: DG
Discs: 2 DVDs

Klaus Florian Vogt (Parsifal), Elena Pankratova (Kundry), Ryan McKinny (Amfortas), Georg Zeppenfeld (Gurnemanz), Karl-Heinz Lehner (Titurel), Gerd Grochowski (Klingsor)
Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Hartmut Haenchen, Uwe Eric Laufenberg (dir.)

Composers

Wagner, Richard (1813-83)

Works

Wagner: Parsifal
Publication date: 2017-07-21
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An operatic dream came true in May 2016, when two singers made their role debuts as Lohengrin and Elsa at the Dresden State Opera.

Previously at home in French and Italian lyric tenor roles, Piotr Beczala was expanding his repertory in a direction that many opera fans had long wanted him to explore, while Anna Netrebko - previously hailed as the “queen of bel canto” - was undertaking her first Wagnerian role. It was also her first foray into the lyric-dramatic repertory.

Both singers had been persuaded to take on their new roles by the Dresden Staatskapelle's principal conductor, Christian Thielemann, one of the leading Wagner conductors of our day.

Seldom has the world of opera been as excited as it was by these performances, public and press revealing a rare unanimity in hailing them as outstanding. Die Presse spoke of a “starry occasion”, while Die Welt described it as “musically one of the finest Lohengrins of all time - a Lohen-Dream”. This punning was evidently catching, for the Münchner Merkur attempted a conflation of the German terms for swan (Schwan) and madness (Wahnsinn) and produced the portmanteau word Schwahnsinn. A substantial part in the production's success was played by Georg Zeppenfeld as King Henry, Evelyn Herlitzius as Ortrud, Tomasz Konieczny as Telramund, Derek Welton as the Herald and the Dresden State Opera Chorus. Together they formed a Wagner ensemble so splendid that - in the words of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - “none better could currently be wished for”.

Awards
International Opera Awards 2018 Nominated - Complete Opera Recording
Opera November 2017 Recording of the Month
Diapason d'Or March 2018 DVD

Catalogue No: 0735319
Label: DG
Discs: 2 DVDs

Picture Format: 16:9 | NTSC · Region Code: 0 | Sound Formats: PCM Stereo, DTS 5.0
Subtitles: German (Orig. Language) · English · French · Spanish · Chinese

Piotr Beczała (Lohengrin), Anna Netrebko (Elsa von Brabant), Tomasz Konieczny (Friedrich von Telramund), Evelyn Herlitzius (Ortrud), Georg Zeppenfeld (Heinrich der Vogler), Derek Welton (Der Heerrufer des Königs)
Staatskapelle Dresden, Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Christian Thielemann

Composers

Wagner, Richard (1813-83)

Works

Wagner: Lohengrin
Publication date: 2017-07-07
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After Tristan und Isolde (2016) and Parsifal (2017) this is the third installment of the exclusive, multiyear partnership between Deutsche Grammophon and the Bayreuth Festival, in which the Yellow Label is the exclusive audiovisual partner of the mythical Wagner festival, releasing each edition's new production on DVD/Blu-ray.

This year, Deutsche Grammophon are proud to release on DVD/Blu-ray the celebrated production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg which was premiered on 25 July 2017, staged by Barrie Kosky and conducted by Philippe Jordan.

Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese

Awards
Presto Recording of the Week 27th July 2018
Presto Recordings of the Year Finalist 2018
International Opera Awards 2019 Nominated - Complete Opera Recording
Opus Klassik Awards 2019 Winner - Audio-Visual Production

Catalogue No: 0735450
Label: DG
Discs: 2 DVDs

Michael Volle (Hans Sachs), Klaus Florian Vogt (Walther von Stolzing), Johannes Martin Kränzle (Beckmesser), Anne Schwanewilms (Eva), Daniel Behle (David), Wiebke Lehmkuhl (Magdalene), Günther Groissböck (Pogner), Daniel Schmutzhard (Kothner), Karl-Heinz Lehner (Night-Watchman)
Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus
Philippe Jordan (conductor), Barrie Kosky (director)

Composers

Wagner, Richard (1813-83)

Works

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Publication date: 2018-07-20
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Filmed in Mantua, Cremona, Sabionetta, Parma und Acquanegra in May 1982

Artists

Ingvar Wixell (Rigoletto/Monterone), Edita Gruberova (Gilda), Luciano Pavarotti (Il Duca), Victoria Vergara (Maddalena), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Sparafucile), Fedora Barbieri (Giovanna), Bernd Weikl (Marullo), Rémy Corazza (Borsa), Roland Bracht (Il Conte di Ceprano), Kathleen Kuhlmann (La Contessa di Ceprano)

Wiener Philharmoniker & Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Riccardo Chailly

Composers

Verdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901)

Works

Verdi: Rigoletto
Publication date: 2006-06-12
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'Jonas Kaufmann Sings an 'Otello' for the Ages'- New York Times. On a sweltering night at London's Royal Opera House in June 2017, Jonas Kaufmann made his debut performance as Otello - one of the most coveted and challenging roles in the tenor operatic repertoire. The Guardian commented on his performance: “Kaufmann thrills in a dark, expres-sionistic staging”. This new production by director Keith Warner presents a simultaneously modern and abstract approach to one of Verdi's greatest operas. The DVD and Blu-Ray will also include two short bonus features: - An introduction to the opera & a short feature about the music of the opera with the conductor and tenor.

Awards
Presto Recording of the Week 11th May 2018
Presto Recordings of the Year Finalist 2018
Opera July 2018 Recording of the Month

Jonas Kaufmann (Otello), Marco Vratogna (Iago), Maria Agresta (Desdemona)
Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor), Keith Warner (director)

Composers

Verdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901)

Works

Verdi: Otello
Publication date: 2018-05-11
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Jonas Kaufmann is now the Otello of this generation. This recording project is the crowning glory of his journey to become today's key exponent of this legendary role.

Verdi's Otello is a remarkable four-act opera based on Shakespeare's play Othello. Otello is considered Verdi's greatest and most demanding role for the tenor voice. Kaufmann made his debut as Otello in June 2017 at the Royal Opera House to widespread critical acclaim. Kaufmann has won numerous prestigious awards including Gramophone Awards and Echo Klassik Award. Jonas Kaufmann sings an Otello for the ages...

“His sound inescapably evokes memories of live performances and classic recordings by Vinay, Vickers and other masters; in a single night, he joined their company.” - The New York Times

Awards
Presto Editor's Choice June 2020
Presto Recordings of the Year Finalist 2020

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Carlo Bosi (tenor), Liparit Avetisyan (tenor), Gian Paolo Fiocchi (baritone), Federica Lombardi (soprano), Carlos Álvarez (baritone), Riccardo Fassi (bass), Fabrizio Beggi (bass), Virginie Verrez (mezzo-soprano)
Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia
Antonio Pappano

Composers

Verdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901)

Works

Verdi: Otello
Publication date: 2020-06-12
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Renée Fleming's Desdemona enshrines one of her signature roles in a definitive performance: “she knows exactly how to spin the gentle lines of the 'Willow Song' and 'Ave Maria' so that they softly fill the hall” (New York Times). This 2012 performance was most likely her last on stage, making it a document of historic importance. As the New York Times wrote: “The role was one of her earliest successes with the company, as well as the vehicle for her first Met opening night 17 years ago, and it remains a lovely fit”

Verdi's late masterpiece is presented in Elijah Moshinsky's classic MET production with sumptuous sets and period costumes; one of the longest-running opera productions in MET history.

Semyon Bychkov conducts an all-star cast led by South African Heldentenor Johan Botha in the title role with a voice of “impressive size and bronze color” (New York Times) and a strong supporting cast includes the superb Falk Struckmann as Iago and star tenor Michael Fabiano as Cassio.

Johan Botha (Otello), Renée Fleming (Desdemona), Falk Struckmann (Iago) & Michael Fabiano (Cassio), Renée Tatum (Emilia), James Morris (Lodovico), Eduardo Valdes (Roderigo)
The Metropolitan Opera, Chorus & Ballet
Semyon Bychkov, Elijah Moshinsky (director)

Composers

Verdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901)

Works

Verdi: Otello
Publication date: 2015-05-05
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Jon Vickers was one of the most magnetic singing actors of the 20th century and Otello one of his greatest roles. He understood how to combine Shakespeare's rich characterization and Verdi's dramatic music to create an overwhelming figure, one whose death left audiences deeply shaken. Vickers is perfectly partnered by James Levine's conducting and the Met's sensational orchestra and chorus. Renata Scotto is an appealing Desdemona, Cornell MacNeil is a menacing Iago, and Franco Zeffirelli's production is deservedly legendary.

Composers

Verdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901)

Works

Verdi: Otello
Publication date: 2000-09-01
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LA Opera's latest production of Verdi s Macbeth (2016) features Plácido Domingo in the title role and Russian mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Semenchuk as Lady Macbeth. The opera is staged by Darko Tresnjak, who won a Tony Award for his direction of the Broadway musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder.

''When I was a young tenor, I loved playing romantic or heroic leading roles. When I began to add baritone parts to my repertoire six years ago, I was particularly interested in playing fathers, as I could draw from my own experience as a family man. Macbeth is a completely different kind of role for me. He is a murderer, but I think that he is also something of a victim, drawn into his crimes by the witches and by Lady Macbeth.'' Plácido Domingo''

Artists

Plácido Domingo (Macbeth), Ekaterina Semenchuk (Lady Macbeth), Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Banquo), Joshua Guerrero (Macduff), Josh Wheeker (Malcolm), Summer Hassan (Lady-in-Waiting), Theo Hoffmann (Doctor/ First Apparition), Liv Redpath (Second Apparition), Isaiah Morgan (Third Apparition), LA Opera Chorus (chorus), Darko Tresnjak (Director)

LA Opera Orchestra, James Conlon

Composers

Verdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901)

Works

Verdi: Macbeth
Publication date: 2017-06-23
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“Grand opera at its grandest - a gorgeous visual and musical treat,” declared The Telegraph of this lavish production of Verdi's rarely-performed Les Vêpres siciliennes, the magnificent five-act grand opéra that first took Paris by storm in 1855.

Presented in its Covent Garden premiere in Autumn 2013, this staging - directed by Stefan Herheim and conducted by the Royal Opera's Music Director, Verdi specialist Sir Antonio Pappano - went on to win the prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Opera Production. The Sunday Times hailed it “the best the Verdi year in Britain has to offer,” praising the standout event of the Verdi bicentenary celebrations. “The Royal Opera has done its favourite composer proud.”

Over the years, the opera has become better known in its Italian version (I vespri siciliani), but Verdi wrote it to a French libretto (by the celebrated Eugène Scribe) and adopted elements of the musical style of Giacomo Meyerbeer, who in the 1830s and 1840s defined the quintessentially Parisian genre of grand opéra. After its premiere La Presse stated that: “Verdi's music has conformed to the procedure invented by French genius without losing anything of its Italian ardour.” Although it saw Verdi moving away from the tight dramatic structures and daring innovations of Rigoletto, Il trovatore and La traviata - the 'Big Three' that directly preceded it - its epic scale and rich colours paved the way for masterpieces like La forza del destino, Don Carlos and Aida.

Considered one of the most promising Verdians of her generation, the French-trained Armenian soprano Lianna Haroutounian rises to all these challenges as the Duchess Hélène. American tenor Bryan Hymel, whose recital album Héroïque is also released on Warner Classics in February 2015, takes on one of Verdi's highest tenor roles.

Awards
Gramophone Magazine June 2015 DVD of the Month

Artists

Lianna Haroutounian (Helene), Bryan Hymel (Henri), Erwin Schrott (Procida), Michael Volle (Guy de Montfort), Michelle Daly (Ninetta), Neal Cooper (Thibault), Nico Darmanin (Daniéli), Jung Soo Yun (Mainfroid), Jihoon Kim (Robert), Jean Teitgen (Le Sire de Béthune) & Jeremy White (Le Comte de Vaudemont)

Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano (conductor) & Stefan Herheim (stage director)

Composers

Verdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901)

Works

Verdi: Les vêpres siciliennes
Publication date: 2015-02-23
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Joan Sutherland (Violetta), Carlo Bergonzi (Alfredo), Robert Merrill (Germont)
Orchestra e Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, John Pritchard

Composers

Verdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901)

Works

Verdi: La Traviata (highlights)
Publication date: 2014-01-13
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Anna Netrebko (Violetta), Rolando Villazón (Alfredo), Thomas Hampson (Germont), Helene Schneiderman (Flora), Diane Pilcher (Annina), Salvatore Cordella (Gastone), Paul Gay (Barone), Herman Wallén (Marchese), Luigi Roni (Grenvil)
Wiener Philharmoniker & Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor
Carlo Rizzi (conductor) & Brian Large (director)

Composers

Verdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901)

Works

Verdi: La Traviata
Publication date: 2006-09-12
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Martin Kušej's thrilling contemporary interpretation of Verdi's late opera proved the perfect vehicle for the Bavarian State Opera's dream-team of Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros. The imposing sets' references to terrorism and the implosion of modern civilisation bring the opera's inherent drama to a breathtaking pinnacle.

Awards
Gramophone Magazine June 2016 DVD of the Month
Gramophone Awards 2017 Shortlisted - Opera
Presto Recordings of the Year Finalist 2016
Building A Library February 2019 Also Recommended

Anja Harteros (Leonora), Jonas Kaufmann (Alvaro), Ludovic Tézier (Carlo), Nadia Krasteva (Preziosilla), Vitalij Kowaljow (Padre Guardiano), Renato Girolami (Fra Melitone)
Bayerisches Staatsorchester & Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper, Asher Fisch (conductor) & Martin Kušej (director)

Composers

Verdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901)

Works

Verdi: La forza del destino
Publication date: 2016-04-15
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Moshe Leiser & Patrice Caurier (production)

Definitive: Anna Netrebko as Verdi's Joan of Arc in this audaciously imaginative production by Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier.

Historic: The inaugural production of Riccardo Chailly's era as Music Director and the first performance of the opera at La Scala for over 150 years.

Awards
International Opera Awards 2019 Nominated - Complete Opera Recording

Anna Netrebko (Giovanna), Francesco Meli (Carlo VII), Carlos Álvarez (Giacomo), Michele Mauro (Delil) & Dmitry Beloselskiy (Talbot)
Teatro alla Scala
Riccardo Chailly

Composers

Verdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901)

Works

Verdi: Giovanna d'Arco
Publication date: 2018-06-15

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