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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.

Browse: Summer Opera Sale - up to 60% off, Bayerisches Staatsorchester (orchestra)

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2 CDs

($19.50) $15.50

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Brigitte Fassbaender (Octavian), Claire Watson (Marschallin), Karl Ridderbusch (Ochs), Lucia Popp (Sophie), Benno Kusche (Faninal), Annelie Waas (Marianne), David Thaw (Valzacchi), Margarethe Bence (Annina) & Gerhard Unger (Italian singer)

Bavarian State Opera, Carlos Kleiber

This performance from 1973 is notable for its extraordinary textural clarity, in this densest of scores, and its rhythmic vitality. The vocal hero of the occasion is Brigitte Fassbaender as... More…

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3 SACDs

($39.00) $31.25

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Donald McIntyre (Der Holländer), Catarina Ligendza (Senta), Bengt Rundgren (Daland), Hermann Winkler (Erik), Ruth Hesse (Mary), Harald Ek (Steuermann)

Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Wolfgang Sawallisch

Václav Kašlík goes whole-heartedly for the Romantic jugular - very creditably, too, with lost of dark water, two huge ships, and lashings of spooky effects. …the finest 'traditional' version... More…

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DVD Video

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Sena Jurinac (Leonore), Jan Peerce (Florestan), Gustav Neidlinger (Pizarro), Dezsö Ernster (Rocco), Maria Stader (Marzelline), Murray Dickie (Jaquino), Frederick Guthrie (Fernando)

Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper & Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Hans Knappertsbusch

this strikes me as one of the noblest recordings ever made. Knappertsbusch is deeply searching; the singers are very fine. More…

2 CDs

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Jess Thomas (Kaiser), Ingrid Bjoner (Kaiserin), Martha Mödl (Amme), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Barak), Inge Borkh (Färberin), Hans Hotter (Geisterbote), Gerda Sommerschuh (Stimme des Falken), Herta Töpper (Stimme von Oben)

Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Joseph Keilberth

Keilberth has many good moments, particularly in the lyrical and the quieter parts of the work. […] fine, well-toned singing [from Jess Thomas] ... Ingrid Bjoner gives a lovely performance of... More…

3 CDs

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Leonie Rysanek (Santuzza), Plácido Domingo (Turiddu, Canio), Astrid Varnay (Mamma Lucia), Teresa Stratas (Nedda), Wolfgang Brendel (Silvio) & Benito di Bella (Alfio, Tonio)

Bavarian State Opera, Nello Santi

Domingo is magnificent as both Turiddu and [Canio]. Rysanek is a brooding, dark-toned Santuzza, but Stratas's Nedda too much the waif and stray. More…

2 CDs

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Julia Varady (Lisa), Elena Obraztsova (Countess), Vladimir Atlantov (Hermann), Alexander Voroshilo (Tomsky), Bodo Brinkmann (Yeletsky), Ludmila Shemchuk (Pauline), Yoshihisa Yamaji (Chekalinsky), Karl Helm (Surin), Ulrich Reß (Chaplitsky), Alfred Kuhn (Narumov), Friedrich Lenz (Master of Ceremonies),...

[Varady is] in radiant voice here, convincingly youthful and appealing at her first encounter with Herman, throwing caution to the wind as she goes to her death in the Neva. Vladimir Atlantov's... More…

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Reri Grist, Lotte Schädle, Martha Mödl, Donald Grobe, Barry McDaniel, Kurt Böhme, Benno Kusche

Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper, Wolfgang Sawallisch

That ardent and devoted Straussian, William Mann, slated this production (in Opera) when he saw it at its première in Munich in 1971 because the score was 'cut to ribbons', declaring that it... More…

2 CDs

($22.00) $17.50

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Peter Rose (Alexandr Petrovič Gorjančikov), Evgeniya Sotnikova (Aljeja), Aleš Briscein (Luka Kuzmič/Filka Morozov), Charles Workman (Skuratov), Bo Skovhus (Šiškov), Christian Rieger (Prison governor), Manuel Günther (Nikita, Big Prisoner), Tim Kuypers (Small Prisoner), Ulrich Reß (Old Prisoner), Boris...

This production’s somewhat extreme view of humanity leaves rather little redemption on show…The humanity is in the music, of course, and especially here in Simone Young’s interpretation, softer-edged... More…

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Anna Tomowa-Sintow (Aida), Brigitte Fassbaender (Amneris), Plácido Domingo (Radamès), Siegmund Nimsgern (Amonasro), Robert Lloyd (Ramphis), Nikolaus Hillebrand (Il Re di Egitto), Norbert Orth (Un Messaggero), Marianne Seibel (Una Sacerdotessa)

Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Chor der Bayerischen...

Riccardo Muti's 1974 studio recording on EMI, with Caballé, Cossotto and Domingo, has been one of the steady recommendations for this work on CD. This live account from 1979 in many, but not... More…

2 CDs

($22.00) $17.50

This item is currently out of stock at the UK distributor. You may order it now but please be aware that it may be six weeks or more before it can be despatched.

No digital booklet included

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