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Wagner: The Great Operas from the Bayreuth Festival / Sawallisch, Nilsson, Rysanek, Silja, et al

Album Summary

>Wagner, Richard : The Flying Dutchman
>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde
>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
>Wagner, Richard : Das Rheingold
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried
>Wagner, Richard : Götterdämmerung
>Wagner, Richard : Parsifal
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

A special, limited edition 33-CD box set containing all of Wagner's operas from 'The Flying Dutchman' (1841) to his final masterpiece 'Parsifal' (1882) in performances from the opera house created specifically for the production of Wagner's masterpieces, the Bayreuth Festival Theatre. Landmark performances by some of the greatest Wagnerians can be savored here, among them singers Birgit Nilsson, Leonie Rysanek, Anja Silja, Waltraud Meier, Astrid Varnay, Wolfgang Windgassen, Jess Thomas, James King, Ramon Vinay, Peter Hoffmann, Bernd Weikl, Theo Adam, Karl Ridderbusch, Hans Sotin and Simon Estes. The all-star roster of conductors includes Karl Bohm, James Levine, Wolfgang Sawallisch and Silvio Varviso.



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>Wagner, Richard : The Flying Dutchman
  • Performers: Franz Crass (Bass); Res Fischer (Mezzo Soprano); Josef Greindl (Bass); Georg Paskuda (Tenor); Anja Silja (Soprano); Fritz Uhl (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
  • Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1841.
  • Running Time: 62 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1841

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
  • Performers: Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano); Franz Crass (Bass); Else-Margrete Gardelli (Voice); Josef Greindl (Bass); Gerd Nienstedt (Bass); Georg Paskuda (Tenor); Anja Silja (Soprano); Gerhard Stolze (Tenor); Eberhard Wächter (Baritone); Wolfgang Windgassen (Voice)
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
  • Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
  • Running Time: 112 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865

>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
  • Performers: Franz Crass (Bass); Zoltan Kelemen (Bass); Klaus Kirchner (Voice); Tom Krause (Baritone); Niels Moller (Tenor); Anja Silja (Soprano); Gerhard Stolze (Tenor); Jess Thomas (Tenor); Astrid Varnay (Soprano); Ramón Vinay (Voice)
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
  • Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
  • Running Time: 105 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1848

>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde
  • Performers: Claude Heater (Tenor); Christa Ludwig (Voice); Gerd Nienstedt (Bass); Birgit Nilsson (Voice); Peter Schreier (Voice); Martti Talvela (Bass); Eberhard Wächter (Baritone); Wolfgang Windgassen (Voice); Erwin Wohlfahrt (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Running Time: 74 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857-1859

>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
  • Performers: Wolfgang Appel (Tenor); Hartmut Bauer (Bass); Hannelore Bode (Soprano); Jean Cox (Tenor); József Dene (Baritone); Heinz Feldhoff (Bass); Nikolaus Hillebrand (Bass); Klaus Hirte (Baritone); Robert Licha (Tenor); Gerd Nienstedt (Bass); Norbert Orth (Tenor); Anna Reynolds (Mezzo-Soprano); Karl Ridderbusch (Bass); Hans Sotin (Bass); Heribert Steinbach (Tenor); Frieder Stricker (Tenor); Bernd Weikl (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Silvio Varviso
  • Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
  • Running Time: 233 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862-1867

>Wagner, Richard : Das Rheingold
  • Performers: Theo Adam (Bass); Kurt Böhme (Voice); Annelies Burmeister (Mezzo Soprano); Helga Dernesch (Soprano); Hermin Esser (Tenor); Ruth Hesse (Mezzo Soprano); Gustav Neidlinger (Baritone); Gerd Nienstedt (Bass); Dorothea Siebert (Soprano); Anja Silja (Soprano); Vera Soukupova (Voice); Martti Talvela (Bass); Wolfgang Windgassen (Voice); Erwin Wohlfahrt (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Running Time: 98 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853-1854

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
  • Performers: Theo Adam (Bass); Annelies Burmeister (Mezzo Soprano); Sona Cervena (Mezzo-soprano); Helga Dernesch (Soprano); Gertraud Hopf (Mezzo Soprano); James King (Voice); Danica Mastilovic (Soprano); Gerd Nienstedt (Bass); Birgit Nilsson (Voice); Leonie Rysanek (Soprano); Elisabeth Schartel (Voice); Liane Synek (Soprano); Sieglinde Wagner (Alto)
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Running Time: 164 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried
  • Performers: Theo Adam (Bass); Kurt Böhme (Voice); Erika Koth (Voice); Gustav Neidlinger (Baritone); Birgit Nilsson (Voice); Vera Soukupova (Voice); Wolfgang Windgassen (Voice); Erwin Wohlfahrt (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Running Time: 173 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1871

>Wagner, Richard : Götterdämmerung
  • Performers: Annelies Burmeister (Mezzo Soprano); Helga Dernesch (Soprano); Ludmila Dvorákov (Voice); Josef Greindl (Bass); Marga Höffgen (Voice); Martha Mödl (Mezzo Soprano); Gustav Neidlinger (Baritone); Birgit Nilsson (Voice); Dorothea Siebert (Soprano); Anja Silja (Soprano); Thomas Stewart (Voice); Sieglinde Wagner (Alto); Wolfgang Windgassen (Voice)
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Running Time: 208 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1869-1874

>Wagner, Richard : Parsifal
  • Performers: Alison Browner (Alto); Ruthild Engert (Mezzo Soprano); Simon Estes (Voice); Sabine Fues (Mezzo Soprano); Matthias Hölle (Bass); Peter Hofmann (Tenor); Hilde Leidland (Soprano); Peter Maus (Tenor); Franz Mazura (Baritone); Waltraud Meier (Mezzo Soprano); Margit Neubauer (Mezzo Soprano); Michael Pabst (Tenor); Helmut Pampuch (Tenor); Susan Roberts (Soprano); Matti Salminen (Bass); Deborah Sasson (Soprano); Monika Schmitt (Soprano); Hans Sotin (Bass)
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
  • Running Time: 180 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1878-1882