Wagner Götterdämmerung opera. Directed 2013 by Guy Cassiers at the Teatro alla Scala. Stars Lance Ryan (Siegfried), Gerd Grochowski (Gunther), Johannes Martin Kränzle (Albrerich), Mikhail Petrenko (Hagan), Iréne Theorin (Brünnhilda and Third Norn), Anna Samuil (Gutrune), Waltraud Meier (Waltraute and 2nd Norn), Margarita Nekrasova (1st Norn), Aga Mikolaj (Woglinda), Maria Gortsevskaya (Wellgunda), and Anna Lapkovskaja (Flosshilda). Daniel Barenboim conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala (Chorus Master Bruno Casoni). Set design by Guy Cassiers; set and lighting design by Enrico Bagnoli; costume design by Tim van Steenbergen; video design by Arjen Klerkx and Kurt D'Haeseleer; choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui; TV direction by Patrizia Carmine. Released 2014, disc has 5.1 Dolby Digital sound. Grade: NA
Now the entire Ring by Cassiers/Barenboim at La Scala has been published. How will this compare to the mighty Met Ring cycle that was completed in 2012?