31. Januar 2014 · Amsterdam, Muziektheater, 18.00 Uhr

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre

Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest
Siegmund: Christopher Ventris; Hunding: Kurt Rydl; Wotan: Thomas Johannes Mayer; Sieglinde: Catherine Naglestad; Brünnhilde: Catherine Foster; Fricka: Doris Soffel; Gerhilde: Marion Ammann; Ortlinde: Martina Prins; Waltraute: Lien Haegeman; Schwertleite: Julia Faylenbogen; Helmwige: Elaine McKrill; Siegrune: Wilke te Brummelstroete; Grimgerde: Helena Rasker; Rossweisse: Cécile van de Sant

1. Zyklus
Einführung in Die Walküre mit Hartmut Haenchen u.a. hier


... Haenchen läßt so durchsichtig musizieren, daß man sich wundert über die Kraft, die schließlich doch völlig pathosfrei erzeugt werden kann....
Sebastian Henning
Junge Freiheit · 12. Februar 2014
What makes the Amsterdam Ring especially noteworthy is it ideal, and the near-ideal execution.
...Both Haenchen and Audi attained their expressed goals in this wonderful production, where accuracy and good acting lead the way. The alert richness of the orchestra is superhuman: such a large ensemble performing at chamber-music intensity, even at the end of five hours' playing...
The Netherlands Philharmonic is Amsterdam's "other" orchestra, fated to be in the shadow of the Royal Concertgebouw. Yet it proved itself measure for measure as not only a competent technical machine, but as an inspired cast of instrumentalists, tutti as well as soli in this jooyous, festive Ring. Long, narrative, operatic melodies were "sung" by all ensemble sections.
Cynthia Wilson
www.bachtrack.com · 07. Februar 2014