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Waltraud Meier: "I follow a voice within me"

Waltraud Meier, mezzo-soprano
Torsten Kerl, tenor
WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
Semyon Bychkov

Waltraud Meier is “La Wagnerissima”, the queen of Wagner’s repertoire. In her very personal account “I follow a voice within me”, we enter her world and learn about her motivations, aspirations, and her joyful way of pursuing them. In addition to personal insights, this truly ingenious portrait presents Waltraud Meier on stage and in rehearsal in her most celebrated Wagner roles and as an interpreter of Mahler’s Lieder. It becomes clear how she coined today’s musical world when other great musicians such as Daniel Barenboim or Plácido Domingo speak about her and her work. This beautiful portrait of one of the greatest interpreters of our time is rounded off with a powerful recording of Mahler’s “Lied von der Erde”.

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Picture format
NTSC 16:9
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
dts 5.1
Total running time
159 mins
Details running time
89 mins (Documentary), 70 mins (Concert)
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Booklet notes
English, French, German
No. of discs
Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde