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Opera Live, page 11

   Found CDs: 139
 

WAGNER - TANNHÄUSER - Bayreuth 1955 - André Cluytens

WAGNER - TANNHÄUSER - Bayreuth 1955 - André Cluytens
ID: GM1.0055
CDs: 3
Type: CD
Collection: Opera Live

Wolfgang Windgassen (Tannhäuser), Gré Brouwenstijn (Elisabeth), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Wolfram), Hertha Wilfert (Venus), Hertha Wilfert (Landgraf), Josef Traxel (Walther von der Vogelweide), Toni Blankenheim (Biterolf), Gerhard Stolze (Heinrich der Schreiber), Alfons Herwig (Reinmar von Zweter), Volker Horn (Hirt)
Recorded live at the Bayreuth Festival in 1955
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R. STRAUSS - DER ROSENKAVALIER - München 1957 - Hans Knappertsbusch

R. STRAUSS - DER ROSENKAVALIER - München 1957 - Hans Knappertsbusch
ID: GM3.0058
CDs: 3
Type: CD
Collection: Opera Live
Subcollection: Opera

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WAGNER - LOHENGRIN - Wien 1965 - Karl Böhm

WAGNER - LOHENGRIN - Wien 1965 - Karl Böhm
ID: GM1.0045
CDs: 3
Type: CD
Collection: Opera Live

Wien 1965 - Karl Böhm
Running Time: 119 min. 15 sec.
Period Time: Romantic
Written: 1848

Jess Thomas (Lohengrin), Claire Watson (Elsa), Christa Ludwig (Ortrud), Walter Berry (Friedrich von Telramund), Martti Talvela (König Heinrich), Eberhard Wächter (Der Heerrufer des Königs)
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MOZART - DON GIOVANNI - München 1973 - Wolfgans Sawallisch

MOZART - DON GIOVANNI - München 1973 - Wolfgans Sawallisch
ID: GM5.0026
CDs: 3
Type: CD
Collection: Opera Collection

Ruggero Raimondi (Don Giovanni), Margaret Price (Donna Anna), Stafford Dean (Leporello), Julia Varady (Donna Elvira), Hermann Winkler (Don Ottavio), Kurt Moll (Il Commendatore), Enrico Fissore (Masetto), Lucia Popp (Zerlina)
Recorded in Munich in 1973
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WAGNER - TRISTAN UND ISOLDE - Stuttgart 1973 - Carlos Kleiber

WAGNER - TRISTAN UND ISOLDE - Stuttgart 1973 - Carlos Kleiber
ID: GM1.0079
CDs: 3
Type: CD
Collection: Opera Collection

Wolfgang Windgassen (Tristan), Catarina Ligenzda (Isolde), Grace Hoffman (Brangane), Gottlob Frick (König Marke), Gustav Neidlinger (Kurwenal), Gustav Grefe (Melot), Kurt-Egon Opp (Hirt), Alfred Preifle (Steuermann), Toni Krämer (Seemann)

Recorded live in Stuttgart in 1973
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WAGNER - TANNHÄUSER - Firenze 1953 - Artur Rodzinski

WAGNER - TANNHÄUSER -  Firenze 1953 - Artur Rodzinski
ID: GM1.0078
CDs: 3
Type: CD
Collection: Opera Collection

Soprano: Wilfert, Herta (Elisabeth)
Tenor: Svanholm, Set (Tannhäuser)
Bass: Van Mill, Arnold (Landgraf)
Bass Baritone: Imdahl, Heinz (Wolfram)
Soprano: Kenney, Margherita (Venus)
Baritone: Nillius, Heinrich (Reinmar)
Bass: Bitterauf, Richard (Biterolf)
Tenor: Blessin, Hans (Walther)
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MOZART - DON GIOVANNI - New York 1944 - Georg Szell

MOZART - DON GIOVANNI - New York 1944 - Georg Szell
ID: GM5.0043
CDs: 3
Type: CD
Collection: Opera Collection

Ezio Pinza (Don Giovanni), Florence Kirk (Donna Anna), Charles Kullman (Don Ottavio), Eleanor Steber (Donna Elvira), Salvatore Baccaloni (Leporello), Norman Cordon (Il Commendatore), Mack Harrell (Masetto), Bidù Sayão (Zerlina)

Recorded in New York in 1944
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WAGNER - DIE WALKÜRE (The Valkyrie) - London 1967 - Sir Edward Downes

WAGNER - DIE WALKÜRE (The Valkyrie) - London 1967 - Sir Edward Downes
ID: GM1.0075
CDs: 3
Type: CD
Collection: Opera Collection

Ernst Kozub (Siegmund), Ingrid Bjoner (Sieglinde), Herbert Fliether (Wotan), Josephine Veasey (Fricka), Kurt Böhme (Hunding), Ava June (Gerhilde), Margaret Kingsley (Ortlinde), Yvonne Minton (Waltraute), Monica Sinclair (Schwertleite), Vivien Townley (Helmwige), Noreen Berry (Siegrune), Patricia Purcell (Grimgerde), Elizabeth Bainbridge (Roßweiße)
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MOZART - DON GIOVANNI - München 1962 - Joseph Keilberth

MOZART - DON GIOVANNI - München 1962 - Joseph Keilberth
ID: GM5.0041
CDs: 3
Type: CD
Collection: Opera Collection

George London (Don Giovanni), Hildegard Hillebrecht (Donna Anna), Nicolai Gedda (Don Ottavio), Sena Jurinac (Donna Elvira), Benno Kusche (Leporello), Gottlob Frick (Il Commendatore), Albrecht Peter (Masetto), Anneliese Rothenberger (Zerlina)

Recorded in Munich in 1962
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WAGNER - TRISTAN UND ISOLDE - Milan 1959 - Herbert von Karajan

WAGNER - TRISTAN UND ISOLDE - Milan 1959 - Herbert von Karajan
ID: GM1.0080
CDs: 3
Type: CD
Collection: Opera Collection

Recording place:Teatro alla Scala, Milan

Then at one of the first peaks of his career, Herbert von Karajan was precise but passionate, linear but cumulative, and effective even in the face of the La Scala Orchestra's tentative playing in this 1959 recording of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde. The German cast featured here is excellent, bolstered by the still fresh-voiced Wolfgang Windgassen and the still-new Birgit Nilsson as Wagner's doomed lovers. The outer acts have more detailed characterization than is often heard, and the central act's love duet has genuine heat. With the saucy Hilde Rössl-Majdan as Brangäne, the stalwart Gustav Neidlinger as Kurwenal, the splendid Hans Hotter as King Mark, and the sweet Anton Dermota as the Young Seaman, the cast has depth from top to bottom, and von Karajan graciously allows them the symphonic space upon which to enact their roles.

The La Scala Orchestra, though clearly a proficient opera orchestra, seems unacquainted with Wagner's score, and there are moments where the instrumental soloists falter or the ensemble goes awry. It is a testament to von Karajan's skill and will power that he achieves a surprisingly smooth and molded performance from them anyway. A much greater flaw is the sound, which most of the time is cramped, dull, and gray, with the singers firmly in the foreground and the orchestra way off in the distance. The rest of the time, the radio from which this recording seems to originate loses the broadcast frequency, thereby reducing the sound to grinding static, which virtually destroys the performance's continuity. If you're looking for a von Karajan Tristan, try the 1972 EMI recording. The cast, though very good, isn't quite in the same league -- Jon Vickers is superb, but Helga Dernesch can't match Birgit Nilsson -- but the Berliner Philharmoniker is terrific and EMI's stereo sound is opulent.
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