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Wagner: Rienzi

5 Mar 2012 | Format: MP3

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Disc 2
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Disc 3
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 5 Mar 2012
  • Release Date: 5 Mar 2012
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • Copyright: (C) 2011 EMI Records Ltd.
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  • Total Length: 3:37:40
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  • ASIN: B0078G8YDY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 72,403 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By UK Scribe on 6 Feb 2013
Format: Audio CD
Apparently Wagner's most successful opera in its day, Rienzi has long been overlooked. It hasn't yet been performed at Bayreuth and Wagner himself seems to have disowned it. True, it is markedly different in style to later Wagner operas but as the work progresses you become more aware of what is later to emerge in the Flying Dutchman, Tannhauser and Lohengrin. Dramatically, the opera is long and the Bulwer Lytton storyline is convoluted but it is worth persevering. As to the merits of this particular performance, that's all a bit academic as if you want a recording, this is the only choice. I thought Kollo was suitably heroic but the other parts are a bit anonymous. The acoustic sounded rather bathroomy to me but you now have to invest very little money for the 3CDs which comprise this work along with a CD-ROM of synopsis and libretto.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Mr. K. P. Rogers VINE VOICE on 26 May 2008
Format: Audio CD
If ever an opera deserves a wider currency it is Wagner's `Rienzi', his first masterpiece and his third opera. That is not to say that it has not enjoyed success; this five-act tale (written in the style of extravagant French Grand Opera) of political intrigue was, during his lifetime, one of his most successful creations, much to his own (misplaced) embarrassment. However, during the composition Wagner must have thrown himself in to its writing with gusto, so full of marches, processions and ballets is it that he lived up to his own analysis of the task at hand: to produce a work "with sumptuous extravagance".

The present recording of the 1843 one-evening version, but with revised ending composed for Berlin in 1847, dates from two recording periods (August and September 1974 and February and April 1976) and is the most readily available although Sawallisch on Orfeo (1983) may still be found after much searching. This is a shame as this outing of `Rienzi' has many flaws. It is an unwieldy piece (it is long) and demands singers that can carry the narrative. Singing Cola Rienzi is René Kollo (no stranger to Wagner - he sings Tristan for Carlos Kleiber on DG) who does very well, sounding sufficiently heroic but he is let down by Siv Wennberg as Irene, Rienzi's sister. She comes across as tired and the moment where she declares her loyalty to Rienzi in Act five sounds forced rather than natural and out of sisterly love. However, the final moment when all three perish (Adriano is the third, Rienzi's son) worked incredibly well, with plenty of fervour from the orchestra and conductor Heinrich Hollreiser.
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I heard Rienzi for the first time recently in an Otto's Opera House online broadcast, and I liked it so much that I bought the CD of it. It reminded me of Lohengrin which I like a lot. After hearing the broadcast I looked up Rienzi -- not a very happy story. It was an early opera of Wagner, lengthy (this 3-disc box set runs 217 minutes), in grand opera style, and was successful, although Wagner later came to dislike it. That I like it probably reflects my preference for his other operas much more than his ring cycle.
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