Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg discography

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This is a discography of Richard Wagner's opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg which received its premiere at the Königliches Hof- und National-Theater in Munich, on June 21, 1868.

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Year Cast
(Sachs, Walther, Beckmesser, David, Eva, Magdalena, Pogner)
Orchestra and conductor Label
1928 Friedrich Schorr, Robert Hutt, Leo Schützendorf, Karl Jöken, Elfriede Marherr-Wagner, Lydia Kinderman Berliner Staatsoper under Leo Blech Pearl GEMM CD 9340 / Symposium 1232-3
1936 Hans Herrmann Nissen, Charles Kullman, Hermann Wiedemann, Richard Sallaba, Lotte Lehmann, Kerstin Thorborg Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus under Arturo Toscanini, Salzburg Festival Eklipse EKR 54
1936 Friedrich Schorr, René Maison, Eduard Habich, Hans Clemens, Elisabeth Rethberg, Karin Branzell Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus under Artur Bodanzky Music and Arts 652 / Guild Immortal Performances GHCD 2244-7
1937 Hans Herrmann Nissen, Henk Noort, Hermann Wiedemann, Richard Sallaba, Maria Reining, Kerstin Thorborg Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus under Arturo Toscanini, Salzburg Festival Eklipse EKR 54 / Grammofono 2000 AB 78017-25 / Andante AND 3040
1943 Jaro Prohaska, Max Lorenz, Eugen Fuchs, Erich Zimmermann, Maria Müller, Camilla Kallab, Josef Greindl Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus under Wilhelm Furtwängler, Bayreuth Festival EMI
1943 Paul Schöffler, Ludwig Suthaus, Erich Kunz, Erich Witte, Hilde Scheppan, Camilla Kallab Bayreuth Festival under Hermann Abendroth Preiser 90 174
1944 Paul Schöffler, August Seider, Erich Kunz, Peter Klein, Irmgard Seefried, Else Schürhoff, Herbert Alsen Vienna Philharmonic under Karl Böhm Arkadia 78061, Preiser 90234, Cantus CACD 5.00143/44
1949 Hans Hotter, Günther Treptow, Benno Kusche, Paul Kuën, Anneliese Kupper, Ruth Michaelis, Max Proebstl Bayreuther Staatorchester under Eugen Jochum Myto / Walhall
1950/51 Paul Schöffler, Günther Treptow, Karl Dönch, Anton Dermota, Hilde Gueden, Else Schürhoff, Otto Edelmann Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus under Hans Knappertsbusch Decca
1951 Otto Edelmann, Hans Hopf, Erich Kunz, Gerhard Unger, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Ira Malaniuk, Gottlob Frick Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus under Herbert von Karajan EMI
1955 Otto Edelmann, Hans Hopf, Erich Kunz, Gerhard Unger, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Ira Malaniuk, Ludwig Weber Orchestra Sinfonica e coro della RAI di Milano, under Hans Rosbaud Walhall Eternity Series
1956 Ferdinand Frantz, Rudolf Schock, Benno Kusche, Gerhard Unger, Elisabeth Grümmer, Marga Höffgen, Gottlob Frick Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Rudolf Kempe
1956 Hans Hotter, Wolfgang Windgassen, Karl Schmitt-Walter, Gerhard Stolze, Gre Brouwenstijn, Georgine von Milinkovic, Josef Greindl (and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau as Fritz Kothner) Chor and Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele under André Cluytens
1957 Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Geisler, Karl Schmitt-Walter, Gerhard Stolze, Elisabeth Grümmer, Georgine von Milinkovic, Josef Greindl Chor and Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele under André Cluytens Melodram / Walhall
1960 Josef Greindl, Wolfgang Windgassen, Karl Schmitt-Walter, Gerhard Stolze, Elisabeth Grümmer, Elisabeth Schärtel, Theo Adam Chor and Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele under Hans Knappertsbusch Melodram, Myto, Orfeo
1962 Giuseppe Taddei, Luigi Infantino, Renato Capecchi, Carlo Franzini, Bruna Rizzoli, Fernanda Cadoni, Boris Christoff Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro di Tarrino della RAI under Lovro von Matačić Datum DAT 12310 (in Italian (I Maestri Cantori di Norimberga), with some cuts)
1964 Otto Wiener, Jess Thomas, Benno Kusche, Friedrich Lenz, Claire Watson, Lillian Bennigsen, Hans Hotter Orchester and the Chorus of the Staatsoper Bavaria etc. under Joseph Keilberth BMG
1967 Thomas Stewart, Sándor Kónya, Thomas Hemsley, Gerhard Unger, Gundula Janowitz, Brigitte Fassbaender, Franz Crass Chorus and Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio under Rafael Kubelík Arts Music / Calig / Myto
1968 Theo Adam, Waldemar Kmentt, Thomas Hemsley, Hermin Esser, Dame Gwyneth Jones, Janis Martin, Kurt Moll Orchestra and Chorus of the Bayreuth Festival under Karl Böhm Orfeo
1968 Norman Bailey, Alberto Remedios, Derek Hammond-Stroud, Gregory Dempsey, Margaret Curphey, Ann Robson Sadler's Wells Orchestra & Chorus under Reginald Goodall Chandos. (Sung in English)
1970 Theo Adam, René Kollo, Geraint Evans, Peter Schreier, Helen Donath, Ruth Hesse, Karl Ridderbusch Staatskapelle Dresden and Staatsoper Chorus under Herbert von Karajan EMI
1974 Karl Ridderbusch, Jean Cox, Klaus Hirte, Frieder Stricker, Hannelore Bode, Anna Reynolds, Hans Sotin Chor and Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele under Silvio Varviso Phillips
1975 Norman Bailey, René Kollo, Bernd Weikl, Adolf Dallapozza, Hannelore Bode, Julia Hamari, Kurt Moll Vienna Philharmonic under Sir Georg Solti Decca/London.
1976 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Plácido Domingo, Roland Hermann, Horst R Laubenthal, Catarina Ligendza, Christa Ludwig, Peter Lagger Chorus and Orchestra of the German Opera, Berlin, under Eugen Jochum Deutsche Grammophon
1993 Bernd Weikl, Ben Heppner, Siegfried Lorenz, Deon van der Walt, Cheryl Studer, Cornelia Kallisch Munich Staatsorchester under Wolfgang Sawallisch EMI
1997 José van Dam, Ben Heppner, Alan Opie, Herbert Lippert, Karita Mattila, Iris Vermillon Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Sir Georg Solti Decca/London
1999 Robert Holl, Peter Seiffert, Andreas Schmidt, Endrik Wottrich, Emily Magee, Birgitta Svendén Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus under Daniel Barenboim Teldec
2001 James Morris, Ben Heppner, Sir Thomas Allen, Matthew Polenzani, Karita Mattila, Jill Grove, René Pape Metropolitan Opera under James Levine Deutsche Grammophon
2008 Franz Hawlata, Klaus Florian Vogt, Michael Volle, Norbert Ernst, Michaela Kaune, Carola Guber, Artur Korn Bayreuth Festival Orchestra & Chorus; Sebastian Weigle,
Staged and directed by Katharina Wagner
2-DVD set: Opus Arte,
ASIN: B0046HCOOS

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