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

Audio Samples

>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

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

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
  • Performers: Sona Cervena (Mezzo-soprano); Gerd Nienstedt (Bass); Leonie Rysanek (Soprano); Birgit Nilsson (Voice); Elisabeth Schartel (Voice); Liane Synek (Soprano); James King (Voice); Gertraud Hopf (Mezzo Soprano); Sieglinde Wagner (Alto); Danica Mastilovic (Soprano); Theo Adam (Bass); Annelies Burmeister (Mezzo Soprano); 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); Vera Soukupova (Voice); Erwin Wohlfahrt (Tenor); Erika Koth (Voice); Birgit Nilsson (Voice); Kurt Böhme (Voice); Gustav Neidlinger (Baritone); Wolfgang Windgassen (Voice)
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Running Time: 173 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1871

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

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