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S49 Ep7

Great Performances at the Met: Wagnerians in Concert

Premiere: 11/5/2021 | 00:00:30 | Closed Captioning Icon

Recorded in May, a quartet of some of opera’s most powerful and dramatic singers comes together at the Hessisches Staatstheater in Wiesbaden, Germany. Sopranos Christine Goerke and Elza van den Heever, tenor Andreas Schager, and baritone Michael Volle perform a program of selections by Wagner and Strauss.

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Recorded in May, a quartet of some of opera’s most powerful and dramatic singers comes together at the Hessisches Staatstheater in Wiesbaden, Germany. Sopranos Christine Goerke and Elza van den Heever, tenor Andreas Schager, and baritone Michael Volle perform a program of selections by Wagner and Strauss accompanied by pianist Craig Terry including excerpts from “Tannhäuser,” “Parsifal,” “Die Walküre,” “Die Frau ohne Schatten,” and more, as well as Wagner’s complete Wesendonck Lieder. Hosted by Anthony Roth Costanzo.

“Dich, teure Halle”
from Wagner’s “Tannhäuser”
Performed by Elza Van den Heever

“Allerseelen,” Op. 10, No. 8
by Richard Strauss
Performed by Christine Goerke

“Wie Todesahnung … O du, mein holder Abendstern”
from Wagner’s “Tannhäuser”
Performed by Michael Volle

“Ein Schwert verhiess mir der Vater”
from Wagner’s “Die Walküre”
Performed by Andreas Schager

“Wirst du des Vaters Wahl nicht schelten?”
from Wagner’s “Der Fliegende Holländer”
Performed by Elza Van den Heever & Michael Volle

“Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond … Du bist der Lenz”
from Wagner’s “Die Walküre”
Performed by Andreas Schager & Christine Goerke

“Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge”
from Wagner’s “Das Rheingold”
Performed by Michael Volle

“Nur eine Waffe taugt”
from Wagner’s “Parsifal”
Performed by Andreas Schager

“Euch Lüften … Entweihte Götter!”
from Wagner’s “Lohengrin”
Performed by Elza Van den Heever & Christine Goerke

“Nun will ich jubeln”
from R. Strauss’s “Die Frau ohne Schatten”
Performed by Elza Van den Heever, Christine Goerke, Andreas Schager and Michael Volle

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TRANSCRIPT

From Wiesbaden, Germany comes a quartet of acclaimed Wagnerian singers.

Christine Goerke, Elza van den Heever, Andreas Schager and Michael Volle.

Performing separately and together.

Enjoy selections from a wide range of Wagner's operas and also a touch of Strauss.

Thrill to these Wagnerians in Concert from Great Performances at the Met.

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