Epic Wagner: Nézet-Séguin conducts Die Walküre & Pélleas et Mélisande
In this concert from the Festival of Lanaudière Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestre Métropolitain perform excerpts from two of the most important operas in the repertory: the one marking the height of Romanticism, the other hailing the birth of modernism. First comes Erich Leinsdorf's suite of music from Debussy's only opera, Pélleas et Mélisande, before orchestra and conductor are joined by a line-up of superb Wagnerians for the first act of Die Walküre. The second installment of Wagner's vast Ring cycle, Die Walküre introduces the human characters of the drama, and Act One sees the two long-lost Wälsung twins, Siegmund and Sieglinde, gradually reunited to the strains of some of the most thrilling and passionate music in all opera.
- Christine Goerke (Soprano), Brandon Jovanovich (Tenor), Franz-Josef Selig (Bass)
- Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal
- Yannick Nézet-Séguin