Listen Now: Die Walküre, Paris Opera. Dean Smith, Merbeth, Dalayman, Mayer, etc

Written By The Wagnerian on Monday, 4 June 2012 | 3:39:00 am


Die Walkure from the Paris Opera 2010, courtesy, once again, of Latvian Radio. I have no idea how long it will remain in their archives so listen while you can. An enjoyable Walkure overall. Streaming in two formats, click whichever you like best. For full instructions see the Paris Opera Götterdämmerung posted previously.




Cast

Siegmund – Robert Dean Smith
Sieglinde – Ricarda Merbeth
Hunding – Günther Groissböck
Wotan – Thomas Johannes Mayer
Brünnhilde – Katarina Dalayman
Fricka – Yvonne Naef
Gerhilde – Marjorie Owens
Ortlinde – Gertrud Wittinger
Waltraute – Silvia Hablowetz
Schwertleite – Wiebke Lehmkuhl
Helmwige – Barbara Morihien
Siegrune – Helene Ranada
Grimgerde – Nicole Piccolomini
Rossweisse – Atala Schöck



Günter Krämer (director)
Jürgen Bäckmann (designs)
Falk Bauer (costumes)
Diego Leetz (lighting)
Otto Pichler (choreography)

Orchestra of the Opéra national de Paris
Philippe Jordan (conductor)