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Summer Opera Sale - up to 60% off
Until 24th August 2020, we're offering up to 60% off over 4,500 opera CDs, SACDs, DVDs and Blu-rays.
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Wolfgang Windgassen (Tristan), Birgit Nilsson (Isolde), Christa Ludwig (Brangäne), Martti Talvela (King Marke), Eberhard Waechter (Kurwenal), Peter Schreier (Seemann
Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Karl Böhm
Böhm's recording is a live Bayreuth performance of distinction, for on stage are the most admired Tristan and Isolde of their time, and in the pit the 72-year-old conductor directs a performance... — More…
3 CDs($30.50) $21.25
Regina Resnik (Klytämnestra), Birgit Nilsson (Elektra), Leonie Rysanek (Chrysothemis), Wolfgang Windgassen (Aegisth), Eberhard Waechter (Orest), Fredrick Guthrie (Der Pfleger der Orest), Margareta Sjöstedt (Vertraute), Margarita Lilova (Schleppträgerin), Gerhard Unger (Junger Diener), Herbert Lackner...
[Nilsson] is achingly tender in the recognition scene with Orestes, vividly obsequious as she lures Aegisthus to his death and tireless in her final, fatal dance...like Nilsson, [Resnik] really... — More…
2 CDs($22.00) $17.50
Inge Borkh (Elektra), Jean Madeira (Klytämnestra), Marianne Schech (Chrysothemis), Fritz Uhl (Aegisth) & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Orest)
Chor der Staatsoper Dresden & Staatskapelle Dresden, Karl Böhm
It is a joy to hear [Inge Borkh’s] high notes, loud or soft, taken so securely and so dead centre. She makes such things as the end of the Agamemnon monologue, the trying passage at the end of... — More…
2 CDs($13.00) $10.25
Teresa Stratas (Salome), Bernd Weikl (Jochanaan), Astrid Varnay (Herodias), Hans Beirer (Herodes), Wieslaw Ochman (Narraboth), Hanna Schwarz (Ein Page)
Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm
Stratas's sinuous child-woman comes close to the ideal in Friedrich's glitzy but unnerving film, strongly cast throughout and superbly conducted. — More…
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Fiordiligi), Christa Ludwig (Dorabella), Giuseppe Taddei (Guglielmo), Alfredo Kraus (Ferrando), Hanny Steffek (Despina), Walter Berry (Don Alfonso)
Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus, Karl Böhm
Ludwig’s in fuller voice (and more alive to Dorabella’s humour and sensuality) here in 1962 than on her earlier recording for Böhm; 'Smanie implacabili' packs a real dramatic mezzo punch (she... — More…
3 CDs($19.00) $15.25
Hermann Prey (Figaro), Mirella Freni (Susanna), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Count), Kiri Te Kanawa (Countess), Maria Ewing (Cherubino), Paolo Montarsolo (Bartolo), Heather Begg (Marcellina), John van Kesteren (Basilio), Willy Caron (Curzio), Hans Krämer (Antonio), Janet Perry (Barbarina)
a visual treat, but having some solos delivered as interior monologues is distracting — More…
Sherrill Milnes (Macbeth), Christa Ludwig (Lady Macbeth), Karl Ridderbusch (Banquo), Carlo Cossutta (Macduff), Gildis Flossman (Dama) & Ewald Aichberger (Malcolm)
Chorus & Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, Karl Böhm
Lady Macbeth has rarely seemed more of a Lady than in Ludwig’s hands on this live 1970 recording from Vienna – her arch-manipulator is regal, elegant and icily pragmatic right up until the final... — More…
2 CDs($22.00) $17.50
Nadja Michael (Salome), Falk Struckmann (Jochanaan), Peter Bronder (Herodes), Iris Vermillion (Herodias) & Matthias Klink (Narraboth), Eva Marton (Elektra), Brigitte Fassbaender (Klytämnestra), Cheryl Studer (Chrysothemis), Franz Grundheber (Orest), James King (Aegisth), Goran Simic (Attendant...