Die Walküre discography

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This is a partial discography of the opera Die Walküre by Richard Wagner. It was first performed at the National Theatre Munich on 26 June 1870.

Recordings[edit]

Year Cast
(Siegmund, Sieglinde, Wotan,
Brünnhilde, Hunding, Fricka)
Conductor,
Opera house and orchestra
Label[1]
1940 Lauritz Melchior, Marjorie Lawrence,
Julius Huehn, Kirsten Flagstad,
Emanuel List, Karin Branzell
Erich Leinsdorf
Metropolitan Opera orchestra & chorus
CD: Sony Classical
Cat: 88765-42717-2
Mono, Live
1941 Lauritz Melchior, Astrid Varnay,
Friedrich Schorr, Helen Traubel,
Alexander Kipnis, Kerstin Thorborg
Erich Leinsdorf
Metropolitan Opera orchestra & chorus
CD: Naxos
Cat: 8.110058-60
Mono, Live
1944 Lauritz Melchior, Rose Bampton,
Helen Traubel, Herbert Janssen,
Alexander Kipnis, Kerstin Thorborg
George Szell
Metropolitan Opera orchestra & chorus
CD: MYTO
Cat: 022.H065
Mono, Live
1950 Günther Treptow, Hilde Konetzni,
Ferdinand Frantz, Kirsten Flagstad,
Ludwig Weber, Elisabeth Höngen
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Teatro alla Scala orchestra & chorus
CD: Opera d'Oro
Cat: OPD1501[2]
(complete Ring) Mono, Live
1951 Torsten Ralf, Helene Werth,
Ludwig Hofmann, Gertrude Grob-Prandl,
Herbert Alsen, Georgine von Milinkovic
Robert F. Denzler
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
CD: Walhall
Cat: WLCD 0134
Mono, Live
1953 Ramon Vinay, Regina Resnik,
Hans Hotter, Astrid Varnay,
Josef Greindl, Ira Malaniuk
Clemens Krauss
Bayreuth Festival orchestra & chorus
CD: Gala Records
Cat: GL 100.652
Mono, Live
Wolfgang Windgassen, Hilde Konetzni,
Ferdinand Frantz, Martha Mödl,
Gottlob Frick, Elsa Cavelti
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro della RAI
CD: EMI
Cat: CHS 7 63045 2
Mono, Studio
1954 Ludwig Suthaus, Leonie Rysanek,
Ferdinand Frantz, Martha Mödl,
Gottlob Frick, Margarete Klose
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Vienna Philharmonic
CD: EMI
Cat: CHS 7 63045 2
Mono, Studio
Max Lorenz, Martha Mödl,
Hans Hotter, Astrid Varnay,
Gottlob Frick, Georgine von Milinkovic
Joseph Keilberth
Bayreuth Festival orchestra & chorus
CD: Archipel
Cat: CHS 7 63045 2
Mono, Live
1955 Ramón Vinay, Gré Brouwenstijn,
Hans Hotter, Astrid Varnay,
Josef Greindl, Georgine von Milinkovic
Joseph Keilberth
Bayreuth Festival orchestra & chorus
CD: Testament
Cat: SBT41391
Stereo, Live
1957 Ramón Vinay, Sylvia Fisher,
Hans Hotter, Birgit Nilsson,
Friedrich Dalberg, Georgine von Milinkovic
Rudolf Kempe
Royal Opera House orchestra & chorus
CD: Testament
Cat: SBT131426
(complete Ring) Mono, Live
1961 Jon Vickers, Gré Brouwenstijn,
George London, Birgit Nilsson,
David Ward, Rita Gorr
Erich Leinsdorf
London Symphony Orchestra
CD: Decca
Cat: 430 391-2
Stereo, Studio
1965 James King, Régine Crespin,
Hans Hotter, Birgit Nilsson,
Gottlob Frick, Christa Ludwig
Georg Solti
Vienna Philharmonic
CD: Decca
Cat: 414 105-2
Stereo, Studio
1966 Jon Vickers, Gundula Janowitz,
Thomas Stewart, Régine Crespin,
Martti Talvela, Josephine Veasey
Herbert von Karajan
Berlin Philharmonic
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 415 145-2
Stereo, Studio
1967 Jess Thomas, Helga Dernesch,
Theo Adam, Anja Silja,
NN, Grace Hoffman
Thomas Schippers
Bayreuth Festival orchestra
(at Osaka International Festival)
DVD: Premiere Opera
Cat: 5853
Live
James King, Leonie Rysanek,
Theo Adam, Birgit Nilsson,
Gerd Nienstedt, Annelies Burmeister
Karl Böhm
Bayreuth Festival orchestra & chorus
CD: Philips
Cat: 412 478-2
Stereo, Live
1980 Peter Hofmann, Jeannine Altmeyer,
Donald McIntyre, Gwyneth Jones,
Matti Salminen, Hanna Schwarz
Pierre Boulez
Bayreuth Festival orchestra & chorus
CD: Philips
Cat: 434 422-2
Stereo, Studio
1981 Siegfried Jerusalem, Jessye Norman,
Theo Adam, Jeannine Altmeyer,
Kurt Moll, Yvonne Minton
Marek Janowski
Staatskapelle Dresden orchestra & chorus
CD: Eurodisc / RCA
Cat: RCA 7 4321 45417 2
(complete Ring) Stereo, Studio
1987 Gary Lakes, Jessye Norman,
James Morris, Hildegard Behrens,
Kurt Moll, Christa Ludwig
James Levine
Metropolitan Opera orchestra & chorus
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 423 389-2
Stereo, Studio
1988 Reiner Goldberg, Cheryl Studer,
James Morris, Éva Marton,
Matti Salminen, Waltraud Meier
Bernard Haitink
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
CD: EMI
Cat: CDS 7 49534 2
Stereo, Studio
1989 Robert Schunk, Julia Varady,
Robert Hale, Hildegard Behrens,
Kurt Moll, Marjana Lipovšek
Wolfgang Sawallisch
Bavarian State Opera orchestra & chorus
CD: EMI
Cat: 724357273121
(complete Ring) Stereo, Live
1992 Poul Elming, Nadine Secunde,
John Tomlinson, Anne Evans,
Matthias Hölle, Linda Finnie
Daniel Barenboim
Bayreuth Festival orchestra & chorus
CD: Teldec
Cat: 4509-91186-2
Stereo, Live
Poul Elming, Alessandra Marc,
Robert Hale, Gabriele Schnaut,
Alfred Muff, Anja Silja
Christoph von Dohnányi
Cleveland Orchestra
CD: Decca
Cat: 440 371-2
Stereo, Studio
1995 Edward Cook, Gabriele Maria Ronge,
John Wegner, Carla Pohl,
Frode Olsen, Zlatomira Nikolova
Günter Neuhold
Badische Staatskapelle
CD: Brilliant Classics
Cat: 99801[3]
(complete Ring) Stereo, Live
2002–2003 Robert Gambill, Angela Denoke,
Jan-Hendrik Rootering, Renate Behle,
Attila Jun, Tichina Vaughn
Lothar Zagrosek
Staatsoper Stuttgart orchestra & chorus
(Recordings at Württemburgische Staatsoper)
CD: Naxos Records
Cat: 8.660172-74
DVD: TDK "Mediactive"
Cat: DV-OPRDNW
Stereo (SACD), Live
2003–2004 Richard Berkeley-Steele, Linda Watson,
Falk Struckmann, Deborah Polaski,
Eric Halfvarson, Lioba Braun
Bertrand de Billy
Orquestra Simfònica del Gran Teatre del Liceu
DVD: Opus Arte
ASIN: B000IFRPY6
Surround Sound, Live
2004 Stuart Skelton, Deborah Riedel,
John Bröcheler, Lisa Gasteen,
Richard Green, Elizabeth Campbell
Asher Fisch
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
CD: Melba
Cat: MR 301091-94
Stereo (SACD), Live
2009 Endrik Wottrich, Eva-Maria Westbroek,
Albert Dohmen, Linda Watson,
Kwangchul Youn, Michelle Breedt
Christian Thielemann
Bayreuth Festival orchestra & chorus
CD: Opus Arte
Cat: OACD9000BD
(complete Ring) Stereo, Live
2013 Robert Dean Smith, Melanie Diener
Tomasz Konieczny, Petra Lang
Timo Riihonen, Iris Vermillion
Marek Janowski
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Berlin Radio Choir
SACD: PENTATONE
Cat: PTC 5186407
Stereo (SACD), Live
Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Kampe,
René Pape, Nina Stemme,
Mikhail Petrenko, Ekaterina Gubanova
Valery Gergiev
Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra
CD: Mariinsky Label
Cat: MAR0527
Stereo (4 x Hybrid SACD)
2014 Stuart Skelton, Margaret Jane Wray,
Greer Grimsley, Alwyn Mellor,
Andrea Silverstrelli, Stephanie Blythe
Asher Fisch
Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Seattle Opera Chorus
CD: Avie Records
Cat: AV2313
(complete Ring) Stereo, Live

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Recordings of Die Walküre on operadis-opera-discography.org.uk
  2. ^ "Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (complete cycle)". Allegro Music. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Fifield, Christopher (May 2002). "Richard Wagner - Der Ring des Nibelungen". MusicWeb International. Retrieved 6 August 2010. 
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