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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: Georg Paskuda (Tenor); Franz Crass (Bass); Res Fischer (Mezzo Soprano); Fritz Uhl (Tenor); Josef Greindl (Bass); Anja Silja (Soprano)
  • 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: Wolfgang Windgassen (Voice); Josef Greindl (Bass); Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano); Gerhard Stolze (Tenor); Eberhard Wächter (Baritone); Georg Paskuda (Tenor); Franz Crass (Bass); Anja Silja (Soprano); Else-Margrete Gardelli (Voice); Gerd Nienstedt (Bass)
  • 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: Zoltan Kelemen (Bass); Anja Silja (Soprano); Niels Moller (Tenor); Ramón Vinay (Voice); Jess Thomas (Tenor); Astrid Varnay (Soprano); Franz Crass (Bass); Gerhard Stolze (Tenor); Tom Krause (Baritone); Klaus Kirchner (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: Gerd Nienstedt (Bass); Peter Schreier (Voice); Christa Ludwig (Voice); Martti Talvela (Bass); Wolfgang Windgassen (Voice); Eberhard Wächter (Baritone); Claude Heater (Tenor); Erwin Wohlfahrt (Tenor); Birgit Nilsson (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: Bernd Weikl (Baritone); Robert Licha (Tenor); Heribert Steinbach (Tenor); Jean Cox (Tenor); Hartmut Bauer (Bass); Gerd Nienstedt (Bass); Karl Ridderbusch (Bass); Heinz Feldhoff (Bass); Norbert Orth (Tenor); József Dene (Bass); Hannelore Bode (Soprano); Wolfgang Appel (Tenor); Nikolaus Hillebrand (Bass); Klaus Hirte (Baritone); Anna Reynolds (Mezzo-Soprano); Hans Sotin (Bass); Frieder Stricker (Tenor)
  • 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: Helga Dernesch (Soprano); Theo Adam (Bass); Anja Silja (Soprano); Hermin Esser (Tenor); Vera Soukupova (Voice); Erwin Wohlfahrt (Tenor); Gerd Nienstedt (Bass); Martti Talvela (Bass); Annelies Burmeister (Mezzo Soprano); Gustav Neidlinger (Baritone); Dorothea Siebert (Soprano); Wolfgang Windgassen (Voice); Kurt Böhme (Voice); Ruth Hesse (Mezzo 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); Annelies Burmeister (Mezzo Soprano); Theo Adam (Bass); Elisabeth Schartel (Voice); Sieglinde Wagner (Alto); Danica Mastilovic (Soprano); Gerd Nienstedt (Bass); 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: Theo Adam (Bass); Wolfgang Windgassen (Voice); Erika Koth (Voice); Kurt Böhme (Voice); Gustav Neidlinger (Baritone); Birgit Nilsson (Voice); Vera Soukupova (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: Anja Silja (Soprano); Helga Dernesch (Soprano); Marga Höffgen (Voice); Wolfgang Windgassen (Voice); Birgit Nilsson (Voice); Annelies Burmeister (Mezzo Soprano); Thomas Stewart (Voice); Ludmila Dvoráková (Soprano); Sieglinde Wagner (Alto); Martha Mödl (Mezzo Soprano); Gustav Neidlinger (Baritone); Dorothea Siebert (Soprano); Josef Greindl (Bass)
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Running Time: 208 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1869-1874

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