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Spas Wenkoff (Tannhäuser), Gwyneth Jones (Elisabeth/Venus), Bernd Weikl (Wolfram), Hans Sotin (Hermann), Robert Schunk (Walther von der Vogelweide)
Bayreuther Festspiele, Sir Colin Davis
At last on DVD, a legendary staging which really did revitalise its subject. The staging's intensity, on a single stark rostrum, is supercharged by the committed, first-rate ensemble 1970s Bayreuth... — More…
Donald McIntyre (Wotan), Heinz Zednik (Loge), Hermann Becht (Alberich), Hanna Schwarz (Fricka), Matti Salminen (Fasolt), Fritz Hübner (Fafner), Carmen Reppel (Freia), Martin Egel (Donner), Siegfried Jerusalem (Froh), Helmut Pampuch (Mime), Ortrun Wenkel (Erda),...
Chéreau's Marxist-tinged, Industrial Revolution-set production was by no means greeted with universal enthusiasm when it made its debut at the 1976 Bayreuth Festival...By the time the production... — More…
Gwyneth Jones (Marschallin), Brigitte Fassbaender (Octavian), Lucia Popp (Sophie), Manfred Jungwirth (Baron Ochs), Benno Kusche (Faninal), Francisco Araiza (Italian Singer), David Thaw (Valzacchi), Gudrun Wewezow (Annina)
Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper, Carlos Kleiber
Kleiber's conducting is spacious, transparent and warm. Brigitte Fassbaender is ideal as Octavian, Gwyneth Jones a moving Marschallin, Lucia Popp a sweet-voiced if mature Sophie, and Manfred... — More…
Gwyneth Jones (Leonore), James King (Florestan), Gustav Neidlinger (Pizarro), Josef Greindl (Rocco), Olivera Miljakovic (Marzelline), Donald Grobe (Jaquino), Matti Talvela (Fernando)
Chor und Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Karl Böhm
this performance is a musical magnificence — More…
A new box of his complete DG recordings on 64 CDs, most of them with Bavarian radio, confirm my impression of an organic style of music-making in which musicians are not just trusted but also... — More…
64 CDs + 2 DVD Videos
Please note: This set weighs around 2.5kg, so we need to charge extra postage for delivery outside of the UK. Please contact us for further details.
René Kollo (Tristan), Gwyneth Jones (Isolde), Robert Lloyd (King Marke), Gerd Feldhoff (Kurwenal) & Hanna Schwarz (Brangäne)
Orchestra of The Deutsche Oper Berlin, Jiří Kout (conductor) & Götz Friedrich (stage director)
This DVD is principally of value, as I observed at the outset, for the performance of Gwyneth Jones. She may have been frustratingly uneven as an artist, but her delivery of the climax and the... — More…
Gwyneth Jones (Leokadja Begbick), Catherine Malfitano (Jenny Smith), Jerry Hadley (Jimmy Mahoney), Roy Cornelius Smith (Fatty) & Wilbur Pauley (Trinity Moses)
Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Dennis Russell Davies (conductor) & Peter Zadek (stage director)
Manfred Jung (Siegfried), Heinz Zednik (Mime), Hermann Becht (Alberich), Donald McIntyre (Wanderer), Fritz Hübner (Fafner), Gwyneth Jones (Brünnhilde), Norma Sharp (Waldvogel)
Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Pierre Boulez & directed by Patrice Chéreau