Die Walküre

Franz Welser-Möst
Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper
Date/Location
2 December 2007
Staatsoper Wien
Recording Type
  live  studio
  live compilation  live and studio
Cast
SiegmundJohan Botha
HundingAin Anger
WotanJuha Uusitalo [act 2]
Oskar Hillebrandt [act 3]
SieglindeNina Stemme
BrünnhildeEva Johansson
FrickaMichaela Schuster
HelmwigeAmanda Mace
GerhildeCaroline Wenborne
OrtlindeAlexandra Reinprecht
WaltrauteAura Twarowska
SiegruneSophie Marilley
GrimgerdeDaniela Denschlag
SchwertleiteZoryana Kushpler
RoßweißeCornelia Salje
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Technical Specifications
256 kbit/s CBR, 44.1 kHz, 426 MByte (MP3)
Remarks
Broadcast
A production by Sven-Eric Bechtolf (premiere)
Juha Uusitalo lost his voice during act 2 and the Wiener Staatsoper had no cover for Wotan. So director Ioan Holländer called the German bass Oskar Hillebrandt who were at the main station eating a pizza. Hillebrandt sang Wotan in act 3 from the side while Uusitalo were miming the role.
Because of the indisposition of the Wotan Orfeo only released act 1.
This recording is part of a complete Ring.