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Wagner: Tannhauser (Bayreuth 1961)

Album Summary

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
Conductor Ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

Recorded live at the Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, this 1961 3CD Tannhäuser, conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch, stars the then 24-year old, African-American mezzo-soprano Grace Bumbry, then at the start of her 50-year career and just coming off spectacular success in Paris as Amneris in Aida, leading to this engagement. The casting is superb: Griendl, Windgassen, Fischer-Dieskau, de los Angeles, Stolze, Crass, Adam. 24-bit re-mastered from an excellent master - stage noise unfiltered, the sound quality of the recording is all one could hope for in a performance of this brilliance.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Festspielhaus, Bayreuth (1961).


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Works Details

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
  • Running Time: 109 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865