Das Rheingold discography

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This is a discography of Das Rheingold, the first of the four operas that comprise Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), by Richard Wagner, which received its premiere at the National Theatre Munich on 22 September 1869.

Year Cast
(Alberich, Wotan,
Fricka, Loge,
Freia, Fasolt,
Fafner, Donner,
Froh, Erda,
Mime)
Conductor
Orchestra
Label[1]
Cat. #
Mono/Stereo,
All studio unless noted
1937 Eduard Habich, Friedrich Schorr,
Karin Branzell, René Maison,
Dorothee Manski, Norman Cordon,
Emanuel List, Julius Huehn,
Hans Clemens, Doris Doe,
Karl Laufkötter
Artur Bodanzky
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
CD: Naxos Historical
Cat: 8.110047-48
Mono
1948 Adolf Vogel, Ferdinand Frantz,
Elisabeth Höngen, Julius Pölzer,
Ilona Steingruber, Marjan Rus,
Herbert Alsen, Alfred Poell,
Willy Friedrich, Rosette Anday,
William Wernigk
Rudolf Moralt
Die Wiener Symphoniker
CD: Myto
Cat: MCD00188
Mono
1950 Alois Pernerstorfer, Ferdinand Frantz,
Elisabeth Höngen, Joachim Sattler,
Walburga Wegner, Ludwig Weber,
Albert Emmerich, Angelo Mattiello,
Günther Treptow, Margret Weth-Falke,
Emil Markwort
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra & Chorus of La Scala Milan
(Recording of a performance at La Scala, 2 March)
CD: Opera d'Oro and Archipel Records
Cat: OPD1501 complete Ring))[2] and ARPCD0413
Mono, Live
1952 Gustav Neidlinger, Hermann Uhde,
Ira Malaniuk, Erich Witte,
Inge Borkh, Ludwig Weber,
Josef Greindl, Werner Faulhaber,
Wolfgang Windgassen, Melanie Bugarinovic,
Paul Kuën
Joseph Keilberth
Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
(Recording of a performance at the Bayreuth Festival)
CD: EMI
Cat: CZS 7 67124 2
Mono, Live
1952 Gustav Neidlinger, Ferdinand Frantz,
Res Fischer, Wolfgang Windgassen,
Lore Hoffmann, Gottlob Frick,
Josef Greindl, Josef Metternich,
Rudolf Schock, Res Fischer,
Paul Kuën
Wilhelm Schüchter
NDR-Sinfonieorchester
CD: Gebhardt
Cat: JGCD 0054-2
1953 Gustav Neidlinger, Ferdinand Frantz,
Ira Malaniuk, Wolfgang Windgassen,
Elisabeth Grümmer, Josef Greindl,
Gottlob Frick, Alfred Poell,
Lorenz Fehenberger, Ruth Siewert,
Julius Patzak
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra Sonfonica e Coro della RAI
CD: Angel,
Cat: CDZM 67213 (complete Ring)
Mono
1953 Gustav Neidlinger, Hans Hotter,
Ira Malaniuk, Erich Witte,
Bruni Falcon, Ludwig Weber,
Josef Greindl, Hermann Uhde,
Gerhard Stolze, Erika Zimmermann,
Paul Kuën
Clemens Krauss
Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
(Recording of a performance at the Bayreuth Festival)
CD: Gala, Cat: 100.519
Mono, Live
1955 Gustav Neidlinger, Hans Hotter,
Georgine von Milinkovic, Rudolf Lustig,
Hertha Wilfert, Ludwig Weber,
Josef Greindl, Toni Blankenheim,
Josef Traxel, Maria von Ilosvay,
Paul Kuën
Joseph Keilberth
Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
(Recorded by Decca at performances and rehearsals, July, August)
CD: Testament
Cat: SBT21390
Stereo, Live
1957 Otakar Kraus, Hans Hotter,
Georgine von Milinkovic, Erich Witte,
Elisabeth Lindermeier, Kurt Böhme,
Friedrich Dalberg, Robert Allmann,
Erich Witte, Maria von Ilosvay,
Peter Klein
Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
(Recording of a performance at Covent Garden, 25 September)
CD: Testament
Cat: SBT131426 (complete Ring)
Mono, Live
1958 Gustav Neidlinger, George London,
Kirsten Flagstad, Set Svanholm,
Claire Watson, Walter Kreppel,
Kurt Böhme, Eberhard Wächter,
Waldemar Kmentt, Jean Madeira,
Paul Kuën
Georg Solti
Wiener Philharmoniker
CD: Decca
Cat: 4780382
Stereo
1959 Otakar Kraus, Hans Hotter,
Ursula Boese, Richard Holm,
Una Hale, Kurt Böhme,
Michael Langdon, David Kelley,
Edgar Evans, Marga Höffgen,
Peter Klein
Franz Konwitschy
Covent Garden Orchestra
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden 18/9/1959
CD: Walhall
Cat: WLCD0334
Live
1962 Zoltán Kelemen, George London,
Elisabeth Schärtel, Herbert Schachtschneider,
Ingeborg Kjellgren, Gerd Nienstedt,
Heiner Horn, Karl Sablotzke,
Hermann Winkler, Helen Raab,
Erwin Wohlfahrt
Wolfgang Sawallisch
Gürzenich-Orchester
CD: Living Stage
Cat: LS 1004
Mono, Live
1963 Otakar Kraus, Otto Wiener,
Grace Hoffman, Gerhard Stolze,
Jutta Mayfarth, Walter Kreppel,
Peter Roth-Ehrang, Marcel Cordes,
Horst Wilhelm, Marga Höffgen,
Eric Klaus,
Cast also includes Gundula Janowitz as Woglinde
Rudolf Kempe
Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
Published by houseofopera.com
Mono, Live
1966 Gustav Neidlinger, Theo Adam,
Annelies Burmeister, Wolfgang Windgassen,
Anja Silja, Martti Talvela,
Kurt Böhme, Gerd Nienstedt,
Hermin Esser, Věra Soukupová,
Erwin Wohlfahrt
Karl Böhm
Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
CD: Philips
Cat: 412 475-2
Stereo, Live
1967 Zoltán Kelemen, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,
Josephine Veasey, Gerhard Stolze,
Simone Mangelsdorff, Martti Talvela,
Karl Ridderbusch, Robert Kerns,
Donald Grobe, Oralia Domínguez,
Erwin Wohlfahrt
Herbert von Karajan
Berliner Philharmoniker
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 457 781-2
Stereo
1974 Franz Mazura, Donald McIntyre,
Anna Reynolds, Hermin Esser,
Hannelore Bode, Karl Ridderbusch,
Kurt Moll, Gerd Nienstedt,
Heribert Steinbach, Marga Höffgen,
Heinz Zednik
Horst Stein
Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
CD or MP3 available from houseofopera.com
Recorded live performance
1980 Hermann Becht, Donald McIntyre,
Hanna Schwarz, Heinz Zednik,
Carmen Reppel, Matti Salminen,
Fritz Hübner, Martin Egel,
Siegfried Jerusalem, Ortrun Wenkel,
Helmut Pampuch
Pierre Boulez
Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
CD: Philips
Cat: 434 422-2
Stereo
1983 Siegmund Nimsgern, Theo Adam,
Yvonne Minton, Peter Schreier,
Marita Napier, Roland Bracht,
Matti Salminen, Karl-Heinz Stryczek,
Eberhard Büchner, Ortrun Wenkel,
Christian Vogel
Marek Janowski
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
CD: RCA (reissue; originally issued by Eurodisc)
Cat: B00011MJV6 (RCA reissue, complete cycle)
Stereo
1988 Ekkehard Wlaschiha, James Morris,
Christa Ludwig, Siegfried Jerusalem,
MarieAnne Häggander, Kurt Moll,
Jan-Hendrik Rootering, Siegfried Lorenz,
Mark Baker, Birgitta Svendén,
Heinz Zednik
James Levine
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 445 295-2
Stereo
1989 Theo Adam, James Morris,
Marjana Lipovšek, Heinz Zednik,
Eva Johansson, Hans Tschammer,
Kurt Rydl, Andreas Schmidt,
Peter Seiffert, Jadwiga Rappé,
Peter Haage
Bernard Haitink
Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
CD: EMI
Cat: CDS 7 49853 2
Stereo
1989 Ekkehard Wlaschiha, Robert Hale,
Marjana Lipovšek, Robert Tear,
Nancy Gustafson, Jan-Hendrik Rootering,
Kurt Moll, Florian Cerny,
Josef Hopferwieser, Hanna Schwarz,
Helmut Pampuch
Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchester der Bayerische Staatsoper
(Recorded in the National Theater, Munich, November)
CD: EMI
Cat: 724357273121 (complete Ring)
Stereo, Live
1991 Günter von Kannen, John Tomlinson,
Linda Finnie, Graham Clark,
Eva Johansson, Matthias Hölle,
Philip Kang, Bodo Brinkmann,
Kurt Schreibmayer, Birgitta Svendén,
Helmut Pampuch
Daniel Barenboim
Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
CD: Teldec
Cat: 4509 91185 2
Stereo, Live
1993 Franz-Josef Kapellmann, Robert Hale,
Hanna Schwarz, Kim Begley,
Nancy Gustafson, Jan-Hendrik Rootering, Walter Fink, Eike Wilm Schulte,
Thomas Sunnegårdh, Elena Zaremba,
Peter Schreier
Christoph von Dohnányi
The Cleveland Orchestra
CD: Decca
Cat: 443 690-2
Stereo
2002 Esa Ruuttunen, Wolfgang Probst,
Michaela Schuster, Robert Künzli,
Helga Rós Indridadóttir, Roland Bracht,
Phillip Ens, Motti Kastón,
Bernhard Schneider, Mette Ejsing,
Eberhard Francesco Lorenz
Lothar Zagrosek
Orchester der Staatsoper Stuttgart
(Audio and video recordings of a performance(s)
at the Württembergische Staatsoper, Stuttgart)
CD: Naxos Records
Cat: 8.660170-71
Stereo (SACD), Live
2003–2004 Günter von Kannen, Falk Struckmann,
Lioba Braun, Graham Clark,
Elisabete Matos, Kwangchul Youn,
Matthias Hölle, Wolfgang Rauch,
Jeff Dowd, Andrea Bönig,
Francisco Vas
Bertrand de Billy
Orquestra Simfònica del Gran Teatre del Liceu
(Audio and video recordings of a performance(s)
at the Liceu, Barcelona)
DVD: Opus Arte
ASIN: B000IFRPY6
Surround Sound, Live
2007 Franz-Josef Kapellmann, Juha Uusitalo,
Anna Larsson, John Daszak,
Sabina von Walter, Matti Salminen,
Stephen Milling, Ilya Bannik,
German Viller, Christa Mayer,
Gerhard Siegel
Zubin Mehta
Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciano
DVD and Blu-ray: C Major
Cat: 700508
Surround Sound, Live
2009 Andrew Shore, Albert Dohmen,
Michelle Breedt, Arnold Bezuyen,
Edith Haller, Kwangchul Youn,
Hans-Peter König, Ralf Lukas,
Clemens Bieber, Christa Mayer,
Gerhard Siegel
Christian Thielemann
Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
(Recording of a performance at the Bayreuth Festival, 27 July)
CD: Opus Arte
Cat: OACD9000BD
Stereo (SACD), Live
2013 Tomasz Konieczny, Iris Vermillion, Günther Groisböck, Andreas Conrad, Maria Radner, Christian Elsner, Antonio Yang, Kor-Jan Dusseljee, Ricarda Merbeth, Timo Riihonen, Julia Borchert, Katharina Kammerloher, Kismara Pessatti, Jochen Schmeckenbecher. Marek Janowski
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Rundfunkchor Berlin
Live recording of the concert performance at the Berlin Philharmonie, 22 November 2012.
SACD: PENTATONE
Cat: PTC 5186406
Stereo (SACD), Live

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