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Schönberg: Gurre-Lieder Blu-ray (Nederlands Opera)

Begun in the year 1900, amidst the art nouveau curlicues of Klimt and the Jugendstil, Schönberg’s grand cantata is written in a lush, late-romantic style indebted to Wagner and Mahler and pre-dating his pioneering atonal works. This setting of the mediaeval Danish legend of Gurre Castle – a love triangle between King Waldemar, his mistress Tove and a jealous Queen – gains an innovative new dimension in this first-ever staging of the work, directed by Pierre Audi.

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Composer: Arnold Schönberg
Waldemar: Burkhard Fritz
Tove: Emily Magee
Waldtaube: Anna Larsson
Bauer: Markus Marquard
Klaus Narr: Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke
Narrator: Sunnyi Melles

Chorus of the Dutch National Opera
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
Director: Pierre Audi

Extra: Includes a documentary of the making of the production / Cast Gallery.

Picture: 16:9
Subtitles: EN/FR/GE/DU/JA/KO
Sound: LPCM 2.0 & DTS Master Audio 5.1
Running time: 118+22 minutes
1 xBD50