Notes & Reviews:
With powerful conviction, Nikolaus Lehnhoff interprets Wagner's Lohengrin as the dramatic struggle of masculine and feminine, revenge and compassion. Powerfully acted, almost like a Strindberg play, and musically of the highest order, this Lohengrin from the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden will be a benchmark production for decades. With his extraordinarily transparent interpretation of the title role, Klaus Florian Vogt leads an inspired cast to visionary realms that are rarely touched, let alone captured on High Definition film and in pure surround sound. The monumental sets by Stephan Braunfels and Kent Nagano's sublimely well-balanced musical interpretation complete a deeply moving total-theatre experience. "Lehnhoff's familiar virtues of clarity and intelligent exposition of the characters' psychology make this an unusually cogent reading of a problematic work. The opposing forces of good and evil, the 'white' couple Elsa and Lohengrin (the almost Mozartian-voiced Solveig Kringelborn and Klaus Florian Vogt) and the 'black' conspirators Ortrud and Telramund (the magnetic Waltraut Meier and the dark-toned Tom Fox), are rivetingly characterized and will look wonderful on DVD." -The Sunday TimesNotes & Reviews:
Run Time: 275 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9 anamorphic, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Country of Origin: Germany
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Works DetailsWagner, Richard : Lohengrin
- Performers: Waltraud Meier (Alto); Tom Fox (Baritone); Solveig Kringelborn (Soprano); Klaus Vogt (Tenor)
- Conductor: Kent Nagano
- Ensemble: Berlin Symphony Orchestra
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1846-1847