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

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

>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried
  • Performers: Gustav Neidlinger (Baritone); Kurt Böhme (Voice); Wolfgang Windgassen (Voice); Erika Koth (Voice); Birgit Nilsson (Voice); Vera Soukupova (Voice); Theo Adam (Bass); 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: Sieglinde Wagner (Alto); Josef Greindl (Bass); Wolfgang Windgassen (Voice); Dorothea Siebert (Soprano); Gustav Neidlinger (Baritone); Martha Mödl (Mezzo Soprano); Marga Höffgen (Voice); Ludmila Dvoráková (Soprano); Thomas Stewart (Voice); Annelies Burmeister (Mezzo Soprano); Birgit Nilsson (Voice); Anja Silja (Soprano); 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: Margit Neubauer (Mezzo Soprano); Ruthild Engert (Mezzo Soprano); Hilde Leidland (Soprano); Hans Sotin (Bass); Waltraud Meier (Mezzo Soprano); Peter Maus (Tenor); Franz Mazura (Baritone); Deborah Sasson (Soprano); Peter Hofmann (Tenor); Simon Estes (Voice); Matti Salminen (Bass); Alison Browner (Alto); Michael Pabst (Tenor); Sabine Fues (Mezzo Soprano); Matthias Hölle (Bass); Helmut Pampuch (Tenor); Monika Schmitt (Soprano); Susan Roberts (Soprano)
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
  • Running Time: 180 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1878-1882