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Wagner: Great Scenes from Der Ring des Nibelungen / Bezuyen, Breedt, Dohmen, Konig, Lukas. Christian Thielemann
Wagner: Great Scenes from Der Ring des Nibelungen / Bezuyen, Breedt, Dohmen, Konig, Lukas. Christian Thielemann

2 CD / BBC Opus Arte / 2013-04-30

Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung
Conductors: Thielemann, Christian
Ensemble: ; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

"This set is essential" concluded Gramophone of the Ring cycle when this 2008 production was issued complete. Christian Thielemann leads a performance of masterful pacing...continue...
Personnel: Ulrike Helzel, Anna Gabler, Clemens Bieber, Christa Mayer, Gerhard Siegel, Simone Schröder, Stephen Gould , Michelle Breedt, Endrik Wottrich, Ralf Lukas, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Annette K...continue...
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Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Barenboim, Bayreuth [11 DVD]
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Barenboim, Bayreuth [11 DVD]

11 DVD Video / Kultur International Films / 2011-10-25

Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung
Performers: Brinkmann, Bodo; Clark, Graham; Elming, Poul; Evans, Anne; Holle, Matthias; Jerusalem, Siegfried; Kang, Philip; Schreibmayer, Kurt; Secunde, Nadine; Tomlinson, John; von Kannen, Gunter
Conductors: Barenboim, Daniel
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

"Harry Kupferstaging is simple, aesthetic and endless. Daniel Barenboim is spectacular and grandiose. The dramatic intensity is staggering, and all singers are at least above...continue...
Run Time: 917 min.
Region: 1
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9 anamorphic, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
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Wagner: Parsifal / Sinopoli/Bayreuth, Watson, Elming [2 DVD]
Wagner: Parsifal / Sinopoli/Bayreuth, Watson, Elming [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / C Major Video / 2011-05-31

Works: Richard Wagner: Parsifal
Performers: Elming, Poul; Holle, Matthias; Sotin, Hans; Struckmann, Falk; Watson, Linda; Wlaschiha, Ekkehard
Conductors: Sinopoli, Giuseppe
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Chorus; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

From the 1998 Festival, under the direction of the great Wagner conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli, the four main roles are taken by Poul Elming, Linda Watson,...continue...
Run Time: 268 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1
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Wagner: Die Walkure / Thielemann/Bayreuth, Botha, Dohmen, Haller [2 DVD]
Wagner: Die Walkure / Thielemann/Bayreuth, Botha, Dohmen, Haller [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2011-04-26

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Walküre
Performers: Botha, Johan; Dohmen, Albert; Haller, Edith; Watson, Linda
Conductors: Thielemann, Christian
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

Christian Thielemann, "by common consent the leading Wagner conductor of our time" (Die Presse), returns to Bayreuth for this radiant account of Die Walküre filmed...continue...
Run Time: 259 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.0 Surround
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Wagner: Die Walkure / Thielemann/Bayreuth, Botha, Dohmen, Haller [Blu-Ray]
Wagner: Die Walkure / Thielemann/Bayreuth, Botha, Dohmen, Haller [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2011-04-26

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Walküre
Performers: Botha, Johan; Dohmen, Albert; Haller, Edith; Watson, Linda
Conductors: Thielemann, Christian
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

Christian Thielemann, "by common consent the leading Wagner conductor of our time" (Die Presse), returns to Bayreuth for this radiant account of Die Walküre filmed...continue...
Run Time: 259 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.0 Surround
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Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg / Weigle/Bayreuth, Hawlata, Korn [2 DVD]
Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg / Weigle/Bayreuth, Hawlata, Korn [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2011-01-25

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Performers: Ernst, Norbert; Guber, Carola; Hawlata, Franz; Kaune, Michaela; Korn, Artur; Vogt, Klaus Florian; Volle, Michael
Conductors: Weigle, Sebastian
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Chorus; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

"Ostensibly Richard Wagner's opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg tells a humorous tale about artistically inclined craftsmen. Goldsmith Veit Pogner promises his daughter Eva's hand in...continue...
Run Time: 306 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, DTS 5.0 Surround
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Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg / Weigle/Bayreuth, Hawlata, Korn [Blu-Ray]
Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg / Weigle/Bayreuth, Hawlata, Korn [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2011-01-25

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Performers: Ernst, Norbert; Guber, Carola; Hawlata, Franz; Kaune, Michaela; Korn, Artur; Vogt, Klaus Florian; Volle, Michael
Conductors: Weigle, Sebastian
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Chorus; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

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Director Katharina Wagner, the composer's great grand-daughter, turns "Die Meistersinger von Nnrnberg" (Opus Arte Blu-ray DVD) on its head at the 2008 Bayreuth Festival. Beckmesser's...continue...
Run Time: 306 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, DTS 5.0 Surround
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Wagner: Tristan und Isolde / Peter Schneider/Bayreuth Festival Orch. & Chorus [3 DVD]
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde / Peter Schneider/Bayreuth Festival Orch. & Chorus [3 DVD]

3 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2010-02-23

Works: Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Performers: Bezuyen, Arnold; Bieber, Clemens; Breedt, Michelle; Holl, Robert; Lukas, Ralf; Rasilainen, Jukka; Smith, Robert Dean; Snell, Martin; Theorin, Irene
Conductors: Schneider, Peter
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Chorus; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

Recorded live at the Bayreuth Festival in Summer 2009, this production marks the beginning of an exciting new long-term partnership between the Bayreuth Festival and...continue...
Run Time: 292 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio 5.0
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BOA 1033
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde / Peter Schneider/Bayreuth Festival Orch. & Chorus [2 Blu-Ray]
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde / Peter Schneider/Bayreuth Festival Orch. & Chorus [2 Blu-Ray]

2 Blu-Ray Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2010-02-23

Works: Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Performers: Bezuyen, Arnold; Bieber, Clemens; Breedt, Michelle; Holl, Robert; Lukas, Ralf; Rasilainen, Jukka; Smith, Robert Dean; Snell, Martin; Theorin, Irene
Conductors: Schneider, Peter
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Chorus; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

This is a BLU-RAY disc and it will not play on a standard DVD player. A standard DVD is available as BOA 1033D. Recorded live...continue...
Run Time: 292 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS Surround 5.0
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BOA 7067D
Wagner: Das Rheingold / Joseph Keilberth, et al
Wagner: Das Rheingold / Joseph Keilberth, et al

2 CD / HBDirect Imports / 2009-09-08

Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold
Performers: Borkh, Inge; Bugarinovic, Melanie; Faulhaber, Werner; Greindl, Josef; Kuen, Paul; Ludwig, Hanna; Malaniuk, Ira; Neidlinger, Gustav [Baritone Vocals]; Topper, Hertha; Uhde, Hermann; Weber, Ludwig [Bas...
Conductors: Keilberth, Joseph
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
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HBIM 903920
Wagner: Die Walküre / Joseph Keilberth, et al
Wagner: Die Walküre / Joseph Keilberth, et al

3 CD / HBDirect Imports / 2009-09-08

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Walküre
Performers: Borkh, Inge; Brivkalne, Paula; Bugarinovic, Melanie; Greindl, Josef; Hotter, Hans [Baritone vocals]; Ludwig, Hanna; Meining, Irmgard; Roesler, Trude; Siewert, Ruth; Thomamuller, Lieselotte; Topper, H...
Conductors: Keilberth, Joseph
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
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HBIM 903919
Wagner: Götterdämmerung / Joseph Keilberth, et al
Wagner: Götterdämmerung / Joseph Keilberth, et al

4 CD / HBDirect Imports / 2009-09-08

Works: Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung
Performers: Bugarinovic, Melanie; Greindl, Josef; Lorenz, Max; Ludwig, Hanna; Modl, Martha; Neidlinger, Gustav [Baritone Vocals]; Siewert, Ruth; Topper, Hertha; Uhde, Hermann; Varnay, Astrid; Zimmermann, Erika
Conductors: Keilberth, Joseph
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
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HBIM 903917
Wagner: Götterdämmerung / Keilberth, Mödl, Windgassen, Greindl, Hotter, et al
Wagner: Götterdämmerung / Keilberth, Mödl, Windgassen, Greindl, Hotter, et al

4 CD / Testament / 2009-02-10

Works: Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung
Performers: Brouwenstijn, Gre; Graf, Maria [Mezzo-soprano]; Greindl, Josef; Hotter, Hans [Baritone vocals]; Ilosvay, Maria von; Milinkovic, Georgine von; Modl, Martha; Neidlinger, Gustav [Baritone Vocals]; Schar...
Conductors: Keilberth, Joseph
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

Testament's highly acclaimed release of the legendary 1955 stereo recordings of the Ring made by Decca at Bayreuth featured the first of two cycles of...continue...

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TES 1433
Wagner: Tristan une Isolde / Karajan, Vinay, Mödl, et al
Wagner: Tristan une Isolde / Karajan, Vinay, Mödl, et al

3 CD / Urania (Italy) / 2008-10-28

Works: Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Performers: Hotter, Hans; Mödl, Martha; Vinay, Ramon; Weber, Ludwig
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert von
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Chorus; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

This historical recording of 'Tristan und Isolde', a release which is always in much demand, is now available in the new "Collana Italia" series, in...continue...

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URA 365
Ultimate Wagner - Essential Masterpieces
Ultimate Wagner - Essential Masterpieces

5 CD / Decca / 2008-08-26

Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung; Tristan und Isolde; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Parsifal
Performers: Adam, Theo; Bode, Hannelore; Browner, Alison; Burmeister, Annelies; Cervena, Sona; Cox, Jean; Dene, Jozsef; Dernesch, Helga [Soprano]; Esser, Hermin; Estes, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Greindl, Jos...
Conductors: Böhm, Karl; Solti, Sir Georg; Varviso, Silvio; Levine, James
Ensemble: ; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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DEC B001158702
Wagner: Tannhaeuser / Davis/Bayreuth Festival, Wenkoff, Jones, Weikl [DVD]
Wagner: Tannhaeuser / Davis/Bayreuth Festival, Wenkoff, Jones, Weikl [DVD]

2 DVD Video / Deutsche Grammophon / 2008-08-12

Works: Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser
Performers: Jones, Gwyneth, Dame; Sotin, Hans; Weikl, Bernd; Wenkoff, Spas
Conductors: Davis, Colin, Sir
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Chorus; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

Gwyneth Jones bravely tackles the roles of both Elisabeth and Venus with glorious tone and splendid stage presence. This 1978 production from Bayreuth was directed...continue...
Run Time: 188 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 Surround
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Wagner: Tristan Und Isolde / Barenboim/Bayreuth Fest., Jerusalem, Meier [2 DVD]
Wagner: Tristan Und Isolde / Barenboim/Bayreuth Fest., Jerusalem, Meier [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / Deutsche Grammophon / 2008-07-08

Works: Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Performers: Holle, Matthias; Jerusalem, Siegfried; Meier, Waltraud; Priew, Ute; Struckmann, Falk
Conductors: Barenboim, Daniel
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

This acclaimed 1995 Bayreuth production by Heiner Muller was conducted by Daniel Barenboim with fire and sensitivity. Siegfried Jerusalem and Waltraud Meier were the Tristan...continue...
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Country of Origin: USA
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Wagner: The Great Operas from the Bayreuth Festival / Sawallisch, Nilsson, Rysanek, Silja, et al
Wagner: The Great Operas from the Bayreuth Festival / Sawallisch, Nilsson, Rysanek, Silja, et al

33 CD / Decca / 2008-06-17

Works: Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman; Tannhäuser; Lohengrin; Tristan und Isolde; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung; Parsif...
Performers: Adam, Theo; Appel, Wolfgang; Böhme, Kurt [Bass Vocal]; Bauer, Hartmut; Bode, Hannelore; Browner, Alison; Bumbry, Grace; Burmeister, Annelies; Cervena, Sona; Cox, Jean; Crass, Franz; Dene, J&oacu...
Conductors: Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Böhm, Karl; Varviso, Silvio; Levine, James
Ensemble: ; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

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...continue...
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Wagner: Lohengrin / Schneider/Bayreuth Festival, Frey, Studer, Schnaut, Wlaschiha [2 DVD]
Wagner: Lohengrin / Schneider/Bayreuth Festival, Frey, Studer, Schnaut, Wlaschiha [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / Deutsche Grammophon / 2008-04-08

Works: Richard Wagner: Lohengrin
Performers: Frey, Paul; Schenk, Manfred; Schnaut, Gabriele; Studer, Cheryl; Wlaschiha, Ekkehard
Conductors: Schneider, Peter
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

Acclaimed director Werner Herzog stages Richard Wagner’s classic opera, 'Lohengrin' in a lavish production filmed at the famed Bayreuth Opera House, with Peter Schneider conducting...continue...
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Country of Origin: USA
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Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg / Barenboim/Bayreuth Festival, Robert Holl, Matthias Holle [DVD]
Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg / Barenboim/Bayreuth Festival, Robert Holl, Matthias Holle [DVD]

2 DVD Video / EuroArts / 2008-02-26

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Performers: Holl, Robert; Holle, Matthias; Kerl, Torsten; Ketelsen, Hans-Joachim; Korhonen, Jyrki; Magee, Emily; Maus, Peter; Pampuch, Helmut; Reiter, Alfred; Schmidt, Andreas; Schneider, Bernhard; Seiffert, Pet...
Conductors: Barenboim, Daniel
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Chorus; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

A classic production from the Bayreuth Festival’s performance history is now available here for the first time on DVD! Staged and directed by Richard Wagner’s...continue...
Run Time: 274 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: USA
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EUA 2072358
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Keilberth, et al
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Keilberth, et al

14 CD / Testament / 2008-02-12

Works: Richard Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen
Performers: Blankenheim, Toni; Bolotine, Mina; Brouwenstijn, Gre; Graf, Maria [Mezzo-soprano]; Greindl, Josef; Hollweg, Ilse; Hotter, Hans [Baritone vocals]; Ilosvay, Maria von; Kuen, Paul; Lammers, Gerda; Lusti...
Conductors: Keilberth, Joseph
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

Testament is proud to present the first-ever stereo recording of the 'Ring' cycle featuring definitive performances by Wolfgang Windgassen as Siegfried, Hans Hotter as Wotan,...continue...
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TES 1412
Wagner: Parsifal / Stein/Orchester Der Bayreuther, Jerusalem, Randova, Sotin, Weikl [DVD]
Wagner: Parsifal / Stein/Orchester Der Bayreuther, Jerusalem, Randova, Sotin, Weikl [DVD]

2 DVD Video / Deutsche Grammophon / 2007-09-11

Works: Richard Wagner: Parsifal
Performers: Jerusalem, Siegfried; Randova, Eva; Roar, Leif; Salminen, Matti; Sotin, Hans; Weikl, Bernd
Conductors: Stein, Horst
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

Wolfgang Wagner's arrestingly beautiful production, filmed live at Bayreuth in 1981 and directed by Brian Large, features a stellar cast led by Eva Randova, Bernd...continue...
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Country of Origin: USA
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Wagner: Tristan Und Isolde / Kollo, Meier / Barenboim [DVD]
Wagner: Tristan Und Isolde / Kollo, Meier / Barenboim [DVD]

2 DVD Video / Deutsche Grammophon / 2007-08-14

Works: Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Performers: Becht, Hermann; Kollo, Rene; Meier, Johanna; Pampuch, Helmut; Salminen, Matti; Schunk, Robert; Schwarz, Hanna
Conductors: Barenboim, Daniel
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

"This is the most powerful 'Tristan' I've seen on DVD. The singing, acting, conducting, playing, and directing all work toward a unified whole... Barenboim's prelude...continue...
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: USA
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Grand Tier - Wagner: Tristan und Isolde / Kleiber, Minton
Grand Tier - Wagner: Tristan und Isolde / Kleiber, Minton

3 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2007-06-12

Works: Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Performers: Brilioth, Helge; Feldhoff, Heinz; Ligendza, Catarina; McIntyre, Donald; Minton, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; Moll, Kurt; Steinbach, Heribert; Zednik, Heinz
Conductors: Kleiber, Carlos
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

"This performance is truly stunning: it delivers the most powerful first act I've ever heard, with Isolde's rage absolutely terrifying-and the rest of the opera...continue...

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Wagner: Die Walküre / Knappertsbusch, Varnay, et al
Wagner: Die Walküre / Knappertsbusch, Varnay, et al

3 CD / Urania (Italy) / 2007-03-27

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Walküre
Performers: Bader, Helena; Greindl, Josef; Hotter, Hans; Ilosvay, Maria von; Lammers, Gerda; Lenchner, Paula; Milinkovic, Georgine von; Nilsson, Birgit; Plümacher, Hetty; Schärtel, Elisabeth; Scheppan,...
Conductors: Knappertsbusch, Hans
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

This live performance, recorded at the Bayreuth Festival in 1957, is one of the most powerful and dramatic interretations of Die Walkure ever performed. In...continue...
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URA 316
Wagner: Die Walküre Act 3 / Karajan, et al
Wagner: Die Walküre Act 3 / Karajan, et al

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2007-03-06

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Walküre
Performers: Bjorling, Sigurd; Friedland, Brunnhild; Lausch, Eleanor; Ludwig, Hanna; Malaniuk, Ira; Rysanek, Leonie; Siewert, Ruth; Thomamuller, Lieselotte; Topper, Hertha; Varnay, Astrid; Wild, Elfriede
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert v.
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
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EMI 800222
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Maria von Ilosvay
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Maria von Ilosvay

1 CD / Preiser / 2007-03-01

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: La finta semplice, K 51 (46a); La Betulia liberata, K 118 (74c); Ombra felice...Io ti lascio, K 255; La Clemenza de Tito; Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore; Don Carlos; Requiem Ma...
Performers: Hotter, Hans [Baritone vocals]; Ilosvay, Maria von
Conductors: Paumgartner, Bernhard; Loibner, Wilhelm; Krauss, Clemens; Kempen, Paul van
Ensemble: ; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra; Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Maria von Ilosvay was born in Budapest. She received her vocal training at the Conservatory there and at Vienna's Academy of Music. In 1937 she...continue...
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PSR 89670
Wagner: Das Rheingold / Keilberth, Hotter, Lustig, et al
Wagner: Das Rheingold / Keilberth, Hotter, Lustig, et al

2 CD / Testament / 2006-12-12

Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold
Performers: Blankenheim, Toni; Graf, Maria [Mezzo-soprano]; Greindl, Josef; Hotter, Hans [Baritone vocals]; Ilosvay, Maria von; Kuen, Paul; Lustig, Rudolf; Milinkovic, Georgine von; Neidlinger, Gustav [Baritone ...
Conductors: Keilberth, Joseph
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

"It turns out that the landmark account of Wagner's "Ring" with Georg Solti conducting the Vienna Philharmonic, begun in 1958, was not the first stereo...continue...
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Wagner: Tannhauser / Sinopoli/Bayreuth Festival Orch. & Chorus, Hans Sotin, Richard Versalle [2 DVD]
Wagner: Tannhauser / Sinopoli/Bayreuth Festival Orch. & Chorus, Hans Sotin, Richard Versalle [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / EuroArts / 2006-10-31

Works: Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser
Performers: Brendel, Wolfgang; Engert, Ruthild; Sotin, Hans; Studer, Cheryl; Versalle, Richard; Vogel, Siegfried
Conductors: Sinopoli, Giuseppe
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Chorus; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

The abstract starkness of Wolfgang Wagner's production is underscored by the crystalline clarity and vigor of Giuseppe Sinopoli's conducting, which particularly highlights the progressive aspects...continue...
Run Time: 188 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): DD 5.1 Surround, LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English, Germa...continue...
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EUA 2072008
Wagner: The Flying Dutchman / Keilberth, et al
Wagner: The Flying Dutchman / Keilberth, et al

2 CD / Testament / 2006-10-10

Works: Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman
Performers: Lustig, Rudolf; Schartel, Elisabeth; Traxel, Josef; Uhde, Hermann; Varnay, Astrid; Weber, Ludwig [Bass Vocal]
Conductors: Keilberth, Joseph
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

At Bayreuth, Decca and their German subsidiary Teldec had already recorded 'Parsifal' and an unreleased 'Ring' cycle in 1951, and 'Lohengrin' in 1953. During the...continue...
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Wagner: The Flying Dutchman / Sawallisch, et al
Wagner: The Flying Dutchman / Sawallisch, et al

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2006-08-22

Works: Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman
Performers: Fischer, Res; Greindl, Josef; London, George [Baritone Vocal]; Paskuda, Georg; Rysanek, Leonie; Uhl, Fritz
Conductors: Sawallisch, Wolfgang
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

Wagner's early masterpiece is heard in an authoritative, truly classic performance from the composer's own theater in Bayreuth, Germany, the shrine and Mecca of the...continue...
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Wagner / Lohnegrin / Peter Hofmann / Karan Armstrong / Woldemar Nelsson / Bayreuth Festival [2 DVD]
Wagner / Lohnegrin / Peter Hofmann / Karan Armstrong / Woldemar Nelsson / Bayreuth Festival [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / EuroArts / 2006-07-25

Works: Richard Wagner: Lohengrin
Performers: Armstrong, Karan; Connell, Elizabeth; Hofmann, Peter; Roar, Leif; Vogel, Siegfried; Weikl, Bernd
Conductors: Nelsson, Woldemar
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Chorus; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

Peter Hofmann, Siegfried Vogel and Bernd Weikl star in this performance of Wagner's 'Lohengrin' recorded at the Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 1982....continue...
Run Time: 182 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): DD 5.1 Surround, LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 Surround
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Wagner: Die Walküre / Keilberth, Varnay, Brouwenstijn, et al
Wagner: Die Walküre / Keilberth, Varnay, Brouwenstijn, et al

4 CD / Testament / 2006-06-13

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Walküre
Performers: Brouwenstijn, Gre; Graf, Maria [Mezzo-soprano]; Greindl, Josef; Hotter, Hans [Baritone vocals]; Ilosvay, Maria von; Lammers, Gerda; Milinkovic, Georgine von; Schartel, Elisabeth; Scheppan, Hilde; Var...
Conductors: Keilberth, Joseph
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

"This is the second release in the much-awaited, almost legendary "missing" Ring from 1955 that was professionally recorded live at Bayreuth and then dumped because...continue...
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Wagner: Meistersinger Von Nurmberg / Prey, Stien, Bayreuth Festival [2 DVD]
Wagner: Meistersinger Von Nurmberg / Prey, Stien, Bayreuth Festival [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / Deutsche Grammophon / 2006-06-13

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Performers: Clark, Graham; Haggander, Marianne; Jerusalem, Siegfried; Prey, Hermann; Weikl, Bernd
Conductors: Stein, Horst
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Chorus; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

This production was staged and directed by Richard Wagner's grandson Wolfgang at the Beyreuth Festival in 1984. Wagner's great opera features an all-star cast led...continue...
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese
Country of Origin: USA
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Ivar Andrésen sings Wagner
Ivar Andrésen sings Wagner

1 CD / Preiser / 2006-04-01

Works: Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser; Lohengrin; Tristan und Isolde; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Götterdämmerung; Parsifal
Performers: Andresen, Ivar; Graarud, Gunnar; Guszalewicz, Genia; Habich, Eduard; Noe, Marcel; Pistor, Gotthelf
Conductors: Zweig, Fritz; Weissmann, Frieder; Elmendorff, Karl; Blech, Leo
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra; Berlin State Opera Orchestra

Ivar Andresen was born in Oslo, Norway. Considering the relatively short span of his career, he made quite a success for himself. He strode the...continue...
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Wagner: Die Walkure / Boulez/Bayreuth, Mcintyre, Jones [2 DVD]
Wagner: Die Walkure / Boulez/Bayreuth, Mcintyre, Jones [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / Deutsche Grammophon / 2005-08-09

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Walküre
Performers: Altmeyer, Jeanine; Clarke, Katie; Glauser, Elisabeth; Hofmann, Peter; Jones, Gwyneth, Dame; Killebrew, Gwendolyn; McIntyre, Donald; Salminen, Matti; Schiml, Marga; Schnaut, Gabriele; Schwarz, Hanna
Conductors: Boulez, Pierre
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: Germany
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Wagner: Gotterdammerung / Pierre Boulez/Bayreuth [2 DVD]
Wagner: Gotterdammerung / Pierre Boulez/Bayreuth [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / Deutsche Grammophon / 2005-08-09

Works: Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung
Performers: Altmeyer, Jeanine; Becht, Hermann; Hübner, Fritz; Jones, Gwyneth, Dame; Jung, Manfred; Killebrew, Gwendolyn; Mazura, Franz
Conductors: Boulez, Pierre
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: Germany
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Pierre Boulez / The Making Of The Ring (Patrice Chéreau) [DVD]
Pierre Boulez / The Making Of The Ring (Patrice Chéreau) [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Deutsche Grammophon / 2005-08-09

Works: Richard Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen
Performers: Jones, Gwyneth, Dame; McIntyre, Donald
Conductors: Boulez, Pierre
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

The partnership of Boulez, Chereau and Peduzzi put Wagner's Ring backat the center of controversy when their vision was unveiled at Bayreuth in 1976 to...continue...
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Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer / Knappertsbusch, Varney
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer / Knappertsbusch, Varney

2 CD / Urania (Italy) / 2005-03-01

Works: Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser
Performers: Schärtel, Elisabeth; Traxel, Josef; Uhde, Hermann; Varnay, Astrid; Weber, Ludwig; Windgassen, Wolfgang
Conductors: Knappertsbusch, Hans
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Chorus; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
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URA 271
Hans Hotter in Grossen Szenen - Wagner, Pfitzner
Hans Hotter in Grossen Szenen - Wagner, Pfitzner

1 CD / Preiser / 2004-11-01

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Walküre; Siegfried; Hans Pfitzner: Palestrina; Der arme Heinrich
Performers: Hotter, Hans [Baritone vocals]; Kuen, Paul; Patzak, Julius; Varnay, Astrid
Conductors: Krauss, Clemens; Kraus, Richard; Rosbaud, Hans
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra; Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra; Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
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PSR 93435
The Instruments of the Orchestra / Jeremy Siepmann
The Instruments of the Orchestra / Jeremy Siepmann

7 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2002-11-01

Works: Jeremy Siepmann: The Instruments of the Orchestra, narration with musical excerpts; Anonymous, Troubadour: Domna, pos vos ay chausida; Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO 1; Con...
Performers: Andrésen, Ivar; Banks, Kevin; Banowetz, Joseph; Biret, Idil [Piano]; Bisengaliev, Marat; Bloch, Thomas; Bostridge, Ian; Burashko, Andrew; Cano, Carmen; Castets, Maryse; Chapelle, Corinne; Clyn...
Conductors: Elmendorff, Karl; Posch, Michael; Bogár, István; Gunzenhauser, Stephen; Ward, Nicholas; Wildner, Johannes; Müller-Brühl, Helmut; Studt, Richard; Mogrelia, Andrew; Clark, Keith; Li...
Ensemble: ; Accentus; Accentus Austria (Early Music); Almanac Singers; Aradia Ensemble; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra; Bournemouth Sinfonietta; BRT Philharmonic Orchestra; Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmoni...

Not just a cursory overview of the instruments, this is a set of portraits in depth, featuring individual instruments in many contexts (orchestral, chamber, folk,...continue...
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NXS 8558040
Rapture - Opera's Most Heavenly Moments
Rapture - Opera's Most Heavenly Moments

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2002-10-08

Works: Vincenzo Bellini: Norma, opera; Jacques Offenbach: Gaîté Parisienne; Alfredo Catalani: La Wally; Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act; Wolfgang Amadeus Moza...
Performers: Adler, Kurt Herbert; Alagna, Roberto; Ambrosian Singers Of London; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra & Chorus; Berbie, Jane; Berganza, Teresa [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Berlin Ra...
Conductors: Mackerras, Charles; Ozawa, Seiji; Adler, Kurt Herbert; Karajan, Herbert v.; Böhm, Karl; Kulka, János; Sinopoli, Giuseppe; Ferro, Gabriele; Levine, James; Giovaninetti, Reynald; Maazel, Lori...
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music (UK); Accademia di Santa Cecilia Chorus; Accademia di Santa Cecilia Orchestra; Ambrosian Opera Chorus; Bavarian State Orchestra; Bayreuth Festival Choir; Bayreuth Festival Or...

Personnel: Reri Grist , Montserrat Caballé , Maria Chiara, Renée Fleming, Mirella Freni , Edita Gruberová, Gundula Janowitz , Edith Mathis, Lucia Popp , Joan Sutherland , Kiri Te Kanawa...continue...
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Merit - Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Knappertsbusch
Merit - Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Knappertsbusch

13 CD / Music & Arts / 2002-05-01

Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung
Performers: Brouwenstijn, Gre; Greindl, Josef; Herwig, Alfons; Hollweg, Ilse; Hotter, Hans [Baritone vocals]; Ilosvay, Maria von; Kamps, Luise Charlotte; Kuen, Paul; Lammers, Gerda; Lenchner, Paula; Madeira, Jea...
Conductors: Knappertsbusch, Hans
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Chorus; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

Writes critic William H. Youngren in his liner notes: When I reflect on what was unique about Knappertsbusch's work, Wagner's tempo direction `Lebhaft, doch gewichtig'...continue...
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Wagner: Parsifal - Bayreuth 1952 / Knappertsbusch, London
Wagner: Parsifal - Bayreuth 1952 / Knappertsbusch, London

4 CD / Melodram / 2001-11-27

Works: Richard Wagner: Parsifal
Performers: Böhme, Kurt [Bass Vocal]; Brivkalne, Paula; Faulhaber, Werner; London, George [Baritone Vocal]; Ludwig, Hanna; Mödl, Martha; Maria Lacorn; Stolze, Gerhard; Streich, Rita; Terkal, Karl; Topp...
Conductors: Knappertsbusch, Hans
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
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Lebendige Vergangenheit - Ludwig Suthaus
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Ludwig Suthaus

1 CD / Preiser / 2001-11-01

Works: Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz, J 277; Richard Wagner: Rienzi; The Flying Dutchman; Tannhäuser; Lohengrin; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Das Rheingold; Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, op...
Performers: Blatter, Johanna; Ducrue, Dr. Hans; Hoffmann, Ludwig; Muller, Maria; Prohaska, Jaro; Schoeffler, Paul [Baritone Vocal]; Suthaus, Ludwig
Conductors: Görlich, Gustav; Lederer, Felix; Schuler, Johannes; Abendroth, Hermann; Heger, Robert; Rother, Artur; Ludwig, Leopold
Ensemble: ; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra; Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra; Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra; Berlin State Opera Orchestra
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PSR 89539
Wagner: Siegfried / Krauss, Windgassen, Hotter, Kuen, et al
Wagner: Siegfried / Krauss, Windgassen, Hotter, Kuen, et al

4 CD / Gala / 2001-05-20

Works: Richard Wagner: Siegfried
Performers: Greindl, Josef; Hotter, Hans; Ilosvay, Maria von; Kuen, Paul; Neidlinger, Gustav; Streich, Rita; Varnay, Astrid; Windgassen, Wolfgang
Conductors: Krauss, Clemens
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Chorus; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
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Recitals - An Evening with Birgit Nilsson Vol 1
Recitals - An Evening with Birgit Nilsson Vol 1

1 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2000-08-15

Works: Richard Wagner: Lohengrin; Tristan und Isolde; Giacomo Puccini: Turandot
Performers: Corelli, Franco; Uhde, Hermann; Varnay, Astrid; Windgassen, Wolfgang [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Jochum, Eugen; Böhm, Karl
Ensemble: ; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
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Lebendige Vergangenheit - Gotthellf Pistor, et al
Lebendige Vergangenheit - Gotthellf Pistor, et al

1 CD / Preiser / 2000-06-01

Works: Richard Wagner: Die Walküre; Siegfried; Parsifal; Rienzi; Lohengrin; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Tannhäuser; Eugen d'Albert: Tiefland; Giacomo Meyerbeer: Le Prophète
Performers: Baumer, Margarete; Janssen, Herbert; Jost-Arden, Ruth; Pilinszky, Sigismund; Pistor, Gotthelf; Seinemeyer, Meta
Conductors: Weissmann, Frieder; Elmendorff, Karl
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra; Berlin State Opera Orchestra
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PSR 89195
Wagner: Götterdämmerung / Hans Knappertsbusch, et al
Wagner: Götterdämmerung / Hans Knappertsbusch, et al

4 CD / Testament / 1999-09-01

Works: Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung
Performers: Aldenhoff, Bernd; Hongen, Elisabeth; Ludwig, Hanna; Malaniuk, Ira; Modl, Martha; Pflanzl, Heinrich; Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth [Soprano vocals]; Siewert, Ruth; Topper, Hertha; Uhde, Hermann; Varnay, Astr...
Conductors: Knappertsbusch, Hans
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

"This set... belatedly becomes the most important; no other... makes the drama at once so immediate and so substantial... the most conspicuous recorded example of...continue...
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Franz Volker live als Erik, Lohengrin und Othello
Franz Volker live als Erik, Lohengrin und Othello

1 CD / Preiser / 1999-08-01

Works: Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman; Lohengrin; Giuseppe Verdi: Otello
Performers: Cunitz, Maud; Hoffmann, Ludwig; Hotter, Hans [Baritone vocals]; Klarwein, Franz; Klose, Margarete; Muller, Maria; Schmidt, Karl; Volker, Franz [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Kraus, Richard; Heger, Robert; Wetzelsberger, Bertil; Schuler, Johannes; Weigert, Herman
Ensemble: ; Bavarian State Opera Chorus; Bavarian State Opera Orchestra; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra; Berlin State Opera Chorus; Berlin State Opera Orchestra
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