Claudio Abbado conducts Richard Strauss and Wagner — With Renée Fleming, Violeta Urmana, René Pape...

2004 Lucerne Festival Opening Concert

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Renée Fleming — Soprano
John Treleaven — Tristan
Violeta Urmana — Isolde
René Pape — King Marke
Mihoko Fujimura — Brangäne
Ralf Lukas — Melot
Peter Brechbühler — Kurwenal
Claudio Abbado — Conductor

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Renée Fleming and Claudio Abbado, Strauss and Wagner: a dream team for a memorable concert.

For the opening of the Lucerne Festival in August 2004, Claudio Abbado chose the emotion of a voice. The whole realm of the possibilities offered by the voice are here: the melodic side of Richard Strauss's Four Last Songs and the operatic depth of the second act of Richard Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, performed in one go.

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Directed by:
Michael Beyer
Venue: KKL - Lucerne Festival Hall (Lucerne, Switzerland)
Production date: 2004
Recording date: 08/2004
Duration: 1 h 51 min
Production: © EuroArts Music International
Resolution: Full HD