Wagner: Lohengrin (Bayreuth 2011)

Wagner: Lohengrin (Bayreuth 2011)

Nelsons, Neuenfels

Production Date: 27/07/2011
211 Min

Andris Nelsons is in the pit at the Bayreuth Festival for Hans Neuenfels characteristically controversial but questing production of Lohengrin, filmed in 2011 in its second year on the Green Hill. Quickly nicknamed the "Rat Lohengrin" – for reasons that become immediately apparent – it soon established itself as a classic, with the action staged as an unsettling laboratory experiment that puts the work's apparent certainties under the microscope. With a superb cast led by Klaus Florian Vogt's otherworldly Lohengrin and Annette Dasch's very human Elsa, plus Nelsons's much praised conducting of an orchestra and chorus on outstanding form, this performance captures Neunfels's challenging production at its best.

Annette Dasch (Soprano), Stefan Heibach (Tenor), Petra Lang (Mezzo-Soprano), Jukka Rasilainen (Bass-Baritone), Christian Tschelebiew (Bass-Baritone), Willem van der Heyden (Tenor), Klaus Florian Vogt (Tenor), Samuel Youn (Bass-Baritone), Rainer Zaun (Bass), Georg Zeppenfeld (Bass)
Bayreuth Festival Chorus, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Andris Nelsons

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