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 wellbalanced musical interpretation complete a deeply moving totaltheatre experience.
Illustrated synopsis & cast gallery.
Never Shalt Thou Ask of Me - A documentary film by Reiner E. Moritz, including interviews with Nikolaus Lehnhoff, Stephan Braunfels, Bettina Walter, Kent Nagano and leading members of the cast.
'Whoever believes to already know all nuances of Lohengrin should go to Baden-Baden: soloists, chorus and orchestra are brilliant – and the production leaves barbed afterthoughts in your mind. … There has not been a Lohengrin like Klaus Florian Vogt, the young tenor from Hamburg, for many years…his voice is pure, clean, whiter than snow. Not of this world. Ideal for this role.'Frankfurter Algemeine
Note: This Blu-ray Disc (BD) is not compatible with standard DVD players
PICTURE FORMAT: 1080i
LENGTH: 279 Mins
SOUND: 2.0 & 5.1 PCM
Klaus Florian Vogt (Lohengrin), Solveig Kringelborn (Elsa), Waltraud Meier (Ortrud), Tom Fox (Telramund), Hans-Peter König (King Heinrich), Roman Trekel (Herald)
EuropaChorAkademie Mainz, Chorus of the Opéra national de Lyon & Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Kent Nagano (musical director) & Nikolaus Lehnhoff (stage director)