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Wagner: Die Walkure / Stemme, Botha, Anger. Franz Welser-Most (Vienna State Opera live, 12/2/2007)

Album Summary

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walkurie
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

At the most recent production at the Vienna State Opera, the twins were sung by Nina Stemme and - for the first time in the role - Johan Botha. Since then both soloists have enjoyed international success in even more dramatic Wagner roles. This CD release of the live performance of the first act is ideal for all those who are curious to hear more, but perhaps hesitate to get to grips with complete, modern performances of the Ring.

The Guardian, 29th August 2013
Botha is the ardent if lightweight Siegmund, Nina Stemme his neurotic-sounding, declamatory Sieglinde. The real vocal honours, though, go to Ain Anger's superbly characterised Hunding - no bully boy, but a man who masks possessive resentment beneath a chilling mask of politeness.

International Record Review, September 2013
Botha's technical security and breath control are undeniable...but I find his basic sound constricted and uneven, stronger at the top than in the baritonal reaches...[Stemme] is the main vocal reason for acquiring the disc...The other plus is the glorious playing of the Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera.

MusicWeb International, 27th September 2013
Its chief asset is Nina Stemme who is a Sieglinde of rare nobility and authority...Botha's bel canto-ish way with the line delivers a reading that remains distinctive, especially in the clean-ness of its attack....Anger is also a very successful Hunding, vigorous of voice and sly of character... The playing of the orchestra is predictably excellent, as it always is from this source.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Wiener Staatsoper (12/07/2007).



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Works Details

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walkürie :: Act 1. Vorspiel
  • Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walkürie :: Act 1. Scene 1. Wes Her dies auch sei
  • Performers: Ain Anger (Bass); Nina Stemme (Voice); Johan Botha (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walkürie :: Act 1. Scene 1. Kühlende labung gab mir der Quell
  • Performers: Ain Anger (Bass); Nina Stemme (Voice); Johan Botha (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
  • Running Time: 8 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walkürie :: Act 1. Scene 2. Müd am Herd fand ich den Mann
  • Performers: Ain Anger (Bass); Nina Stemme (Voice); Johan Botha (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walkürie :: Act 1. Scene 2. Friedmund darf ich nicht heiáen
  • Performers: Ain Anger (Bass); Nina Stemme (Voice); Johan Botha (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walkürie :: Act 1. Scene 2. Aus dem Wald trieb es mich fort
  • Performers: Ain Anger (Bass); Nina Stemme (Voice); Johan Botha (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
  • Running Time: 5 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walkürie :: Act 1. Scene 2. Ich weiá ein wildes Geschlecht
  • Performers: Ain Anger (Bass); Nina Stemme (Voice); Johan Botha (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walkürie :: Act 1. Scene 3. Ein Schwert verhieá mir der Vater
  • Performers: Ain Anger (Bass); Nina Stemme (Voice); Johan Botha (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
  • Running Time: 5 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walkürie :: Act 1. Scene 3. Schläfst du, Gast? - Der Männer Sippe saá hier im Saal
  • Performers: Ain Anger (Bass); Nina Stemme (Voice); Johan Botha (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
  • Running Time: 6 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walkürie :: Act 1. Scene 3. Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemund
  • Performers: Ain Anger (Bass); Nina Stemme (Voice); Johan Botha (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walkürie :: Act 1. Scene 3. Du bist der Lenz, nach dem ich verlangte
  • Performers: Ain Anger (Bass); Nina Stemme (Voice); Johan Botha (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
  • Running Time: 6 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walkürie :: Act 1. Scene 3. Wehwalt heiát du fürwahr? - Siegmund heiá ich
  • Performers: Ain Anger (Bass); Nina Stemme (Voice); Johan Botha (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856