Kaufmann Sings Wagner

Wagner Thielemann-Kaufmann

On the bicentennial of the birth of Richard Wagner, Jonas Kaufmann recorded this tribute at the Dresden Opera, with the address of Christian Thielemann, one of the most prestigious current Wagnerian directors.
“Dresden is still the only place in the world where I feel at home, everywhere i'm a stranger “, Wagner wrote in 1858 in a letter to his first wife, Go. Wagner felt like home in Dresden, and the city helped shape its intellectual and artistic development. After spending his childhood and early years there,
1843-1849 Fue el Royal Saxon Kapellmeister del Dresden Hofkapelle (court orchestra), how the Staatskapelle was
then known.
In memory of the great composer, and aware of its own Wagnerian tradition, the Staatskapelle organized this concert on the eve of Richard Wagner's bicentennial. It was directed by its main director Christian Thielemann, undoubtedly one of the great Wagner directors of today. Accompanied by tenor Jonas Kaufmann.
The program featured overtures to Wagner's operas written and premiered in Dresden: 1842 Rienzi, 1843 The Flying Dutchman and Tannhäuser in 1845. It also included great tenor scenes by Rienzi, Tannhauser and Lohengrin.


Kaufmann Sings Wagner
Christian Thielemann
Orchestra Staatskapelle Dresden / Saxon State Opera Chorus Dresden
Michael Beyer
UNITEL- ZDF/ Arte and cooperation with Semperoper Dresden and CLASSICA