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

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

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

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