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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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Works Details

>Wagner, Richard : The Flying Dutchman
  • Performers: Georg Paskuda (Tenor); Anja Silja (Soprano); Franz Crass (Bass); Res Fischer (Mezzo Soprano); Fritz Uhl (Tenor); Josef Greindl (Bass)
  • 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: Georg Paskuda (Tenor); Anja Silja (Soprano); Franz Crass (Bass); Else-Margrete Gardelli (Voice); Gerd Nienstedt (Bass); Eberhard Wächter (Baritone); Gerhard Stolze (Tenor); Wolfgang Windgassen (Voice); Josef Greindl (Bass); Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano)
  • 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: Anja Silja (Soprano); Astrid Varnay (Soprano); Franz Crass (Bass); Niels Moller (Tenor); Gerhard Stolze (Tenor); Jess Thomas (Tenor); Ramón Vinay (Voice); Zoltan Kelemen (Bass); Klaus Kirchner (Voice); Tom Krause (Baritone)
  • 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); Birgit Nilsson (Voice); Erwin Wohlfahrt (Tenor); Gerd Nienstedt (Bass); Eberhard Wächter (Baritone); Wolfgang Windgassen (Voice); Martti Talvela (Bass); Christa Ludwig (Voice); Peter Schreier (Voice)
  • 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: Norbert Orth (Tenor); Heinz Feldhoff (Bass); Karl Ridderbusch (Bass); Gerd Nienstedt (Bass); Hartmut Bauer (Bass); Robert Licha (Tenor); Jean Cox (Tenor); József Dene (Baritone); Heribert Steinbach (Tenor); Frieder Stricker (Tenor); Hans Sotin (Bass); Bernd Weikl (Baritone); Hannelore Bode (Soprano); Wolfgang Appel (Tenor); Nikolaus Hillebrand (Bass); Klaus Hirte (Baritone); Anna Reynolds (Alto)
  • 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: Anja Silja (Soprano); Hermin Esser (Tenor); Vera Soukupova (Voice); Erwin Wohlfahrt (Tenor); Gerd Nienstedt (Bass); Ruth Hesse (Mezzo Soprano); Annelies Burmeister (Mezzo Soprano); Theo Adam (Bass); Gustav Neidlinger (Baritone); Dorothea Siebert (Soprano); Wolfgang Windgassen (Voice); Kurt Böhme (Voice); Martti Talvela (Bass); Helga Dernesch (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Running Time: 98 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853-1854

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

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

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

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