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Valery Gergiev conducts Verdi and Wagner – With Anna Netrebko, Bryn Terfel, Eva-Maria Westbroek...

Verbier Festival Orchestra, The Collegiate Chorale

Valery Gergiev conducts Verdi and Wagner – With Anna Netrebko, Bryn Terfel, Eva-Maria Westbroek... Verbier Festival Orchestra, The Collegiate Chorale

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Valery Gergiev celebrates the two bicentennials of this operatic year 2013: those of Wagner and Verdi!

Valery Gergiev opens this concert with the first act of Otello, a psychological and bloody drama written after Shakespeare's play (and Rossini's opera), in which greed and jealousy lead to the murder of the purest creature. Anna Netrebko, one of the most sought-after Desdemona of the operatic world, sings with Aleksandrs Antonenko. Anna Netrebko and Valery Gergiev have collaborated many times, notably for the recording of the Russian Album (Deutsche Grammophon).

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Program

  • Giuseppe Verdi, Otello
    • Act I
  • Richard Wagner, Die Walküre
    • Act III

Details

  • Directed by: Anaïs Spiro
  • Venue: Salle des Combins (Verbier, Switzerland)
  • Broadcast date: July 25, 2013, 7 p.m.
  • Production date: 2013
  • Production: Idéale Audience - MUSEEC/medici.tv

Casting

  • Zhanna Dombrovskaia | Gerhilde
  • Irina Vasilieva | Ortlinde
  • Natalia Evstafieva | Waltraute
  • TBA | Schwertleite
  • Tatiana Kravtsova | Helmwige
  • Anna Kiknadze | Grimgerde
  • Elena Vitman | Rossweisse

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