Wagner at the Met: Legendary Performances from the Metropolitan Opera

Wagner at the Met: Legendary Performances from the Metropolitan Opera

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Wagner at the Met: Legendary Performances from the Metropolitan Opera

Sony's Wagner at the Met is a 25-CD box set of remastered recordings of historic radio broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera in New York, appearing on CD for the first time. Included are performances of "Die Götterdämmerung" (1936), "Siegfried" (1937), "Tristan und Isolde" (1938), "Lohengrin" (1943), "Die Walküre" (1943), "Der fliegende Holländer" (1950), "Das Rheingold" (1951), "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" (1953), and "Tannhäuser" (1954), featuring such famed Wagnerian voices as Lauritz Melchior, Kirsten Flagstad, Hans Hotter, Astrid Varnay, Jerome Hines, and Brian Sullivan, among others. Thanks to the restoration of these recordings, their singing is vibrant and full of presence, despite the unavoidable recording flaws that couldn't be removed digitally. Wagner's music dramas are conducted by equally legendary maestros, Fritz Reiner, George Szell, Erich Leinsdorf, and noted Wagner specialist, Artur Bodanzky. This and a similar set, Verdi at the Met, were released in 2013 to mark these composers' 200th birthday celebrations.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/09/2013
Label: Masterworks
UPC: 0887654271723
catalogNumber: 542717
Rank: 94098

Tracks

  1. Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman), opera, WWV 63
  2. Tannhäuser, opera, WWV 70
  3. Lohengrin, opera, WWV 75
  4. Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold), opera, WWV 86a
  5. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b
  6. Die Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods), opera, WWV 86d
  7. Siegfried, opera, WWV 86c
  8. Tristan und Isolde, opera, WWV 90
  9. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, opera, WWV 96

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