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Wagner - The Opera Collection: Parsifal / Solti

Album Summary

>Wagner, Richard : Parsifal
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This recording of 'Parsifal' was the first studio recording of the work. The cast includes both Lucia Popp and a young Kiri Te Kanawa as two of the flower maidens.

Gramophone Magazine
The evenness of the cast is a strong asset here...Ludwig's is the most securely and warmly sung Kundry on any version, CD or LP, and achieves all the agonized feeling and crazed passion of her rivals without any resort to vocal exaggeration...Fischer-Dieskau expresses, as one would expect, every aspect of Amfortas's tortured soul and mind

Penguin Guide
Solti's singing cast could hardly be stronger, every one of them pointing words with fine, illuminating care for detail; and the complex balances of sound, not least in the Good Friday Music, are beautifully caught


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>Wagner, Richard : Parsifal
  • Performers: Ewald Aichberger (Tenor); Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Voice); Gottlob Frick (Bass); Rotraud Hansmann (Soprano); Alison Hargan (Soprano); Hans Hotter (Voice); Anne Howells (Mezzo Soprano); Zoltan Kelemen (Bass); Gillian Knight (Mezzo Soprano); René Kollo (Voice); Herbert Lackner (Baritone); Christa Ludwig (Voice); Lucia Popp (Voice); Marga Schiml (Mezzo Soprano); Kiri Te Kanawa (Voice); Robert Tear (Tenor); Heinz Zednik (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Ensemble: Vienna Boys' Choir
  • Running Time: 155 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1878-1882