Wagner / Nina Stemme
This new album is a stroke of luck. For 15 years Nina Stemme has been reinvigorating Wagner’s female roles with the dramatic soul and vocal power previously attained perhaps only by her compatriot Birgit Nilsson. Nina Stemme’s role interpretations are met with great acclaim among both audience and critics, and 2013 she was the first recipient of the Opera Award for Best Female Singer. Nina Stemme was appointed Swedish Court Singer 2006, Austrian Kammersängerin 2012, and she has been selected ”Singer of the Year” twice, 2005 and 2012, in the German magazine Opernwelt. On this release she performs works from Tristan und Isolde, Siegfried, Hollander, and Die Walkure.
Catalog Number: ORF-C937171B
Composer: Richard Wagner
Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Performer: Falk Struckmann, Nina Stemme, Stephen Gould, Torsten Kerl