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.

List[edit]

Year Cast
(Siegmund, Sieglinde,
Wotan, Brünnhilde,
Hunding, Fricka)
Conductor
Orchestra
Label[1]


Catalog #
Mono/Stereo, Live/Studio

1940 Lauritz Melchior, Marjorie Lawrence,
Julius Huehn, Kirsten Flagstad,
Emanuel List, Karin Branzell
Erich Leinsdorf
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
CD: Sony Classical
Cat: 88765-42717-2 ("Wagner at the Met"
Mono, Live
1941 Lauritz Melchior, Astrid Varnay,
Friedrich Schorr, Helen Traubel,
Alexander Kipnis, Kerstin Thorborg
Erich Leinsdorf
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
CD: Naxos
Cat: 8.110058-60
Mono, Live
1950 Günther Treptow, Hilde Konetzni,
Ferdinand Frantz, Kirsten Flagstad,
Ludwig Weber, Elisabeth Höngen
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra & Chorus of La Scala Milan
CD: Opera d'Oro
Cat: OPD1501 (complete Ring))[2]
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 from Geneva 1951, with many cuts
1953 Ramon Vinay, Regina Resnik,
Hans Hotter, Astrid Varnay, Josef Greindl, Ira Malaniuk
Clemens Krauss
Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
CD: Gala
Cat: GL 100.652
Mono, Live
1953 Wolfgang Windgassen, Hilde Konetzni,
Ferdinand Frantz, Martha Mödl,
Gottlob Frick, Elsa Cavelti
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro di Roma 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
Wiener Philharmoniker
CD: EMI
Cat: CHS 7 63045 2
Mono, Studio
1954 Max Lorenz, Martha Mödl,
Hans Hotter, Astrid Varnay,
Gottlob Frick, Georgine von Milinkovic
Joseph Keilberth
Bayreuther Festspiele
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
Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
CD: Testament
Cat: SBT41391
Stereo, Live
1957 Ramón Vinay, Sylvia Fisher,
Hans Hotter, Birgit Nilsson,
Friedrich Dalberg, Georgine von Milinkovic
Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
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
Wiener Philharmoniker
CD: Decca
Cat: 414 105-2
Stereo, Studio
1966 Jon Vickers, Gundula Janowitz,
Thomas Stewart, Régine Crespin,
Martti Talvela, Josephine Veasey
Herbert von Karajan
Berliner Philharmoniker
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 415 145-2
Stereo, Studio
1967 Jess Thomas, Helga Dernesch,
Theo Adam, Anja Silja,
NN, Grace Hoffman
Thomas Schippers
Bayreuther Festspiele at Osaka International Festival
DVD: Premiere Opera
Cat: 5853
Live
1967 James King, Leonie Rysanek,
Theo Adam, Birgit Nilsson,
Gerd Nienstedt, Annelies Burmeister
Karl Böhm
Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
CD: Philips
Cat: 412 478-2
Stereo, Live
1980 Peter Hofmann, Jeannine Altmeyer,
Donald McIntyre, Gwyneth Jones,
Matti Salminen, Hanna Schwarz
Pierre Boulez
Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
CD: Philips
Cat: 434 422-2
Stereo, Studio
1981 Siegfried Jerusalem, Jessye Norman,
Theo Adam, Jeannine Altmeyer,
Kurt Moll, Yvonne Minton
Marek Janowski
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
CD: Eurodisc (original), RCA (reissue)
Cat: RCA 7 4321 45417 2 (complete Ring cycle)
Stereo, Studio
1987 Gary Lakes, Jessye Norman,
James Morris, Hildegard Behrens,
Kurt Moll, Christa Ludwig
James Levine
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 423 389-2
Stereo, Studio
1988 Reiner Goldberg, Cheryl Studer,
James Morris, Éva Marton,
Matti Salminen, Waltraud Meier
Bernard Haitink
Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
CD: EMI
Cat: CDS 7 49534 2
Stereo, Studio
1989 Robert Schunk, Julia Varady,
Robert Hale, Hildegard Behrens,
Kurt Moll, Marjana Lipovšek
Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchester der Bayerische Staatsoper
CD: EMI
Cat: 724357273121 (complete Ring)
Stereo, Live
1992 Poul Elming, Nadine Secunde,
John Tomlinson, Anne Evans,
Matthias Hölle, Linda Finnie
Daniel Barenboim
Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
CD: Teldec
Cat: 4509-91186-2
Stereo, Live
1992 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
(Recording of a performance in Karlsruhe)
CD: Brilliant Classics (licensed from Bella Musica)
Cat: 99801 (complete Ring)[3]
Stereo, Live
2002-2003 Robert Gambill, Angela Denoke,
Jan-Hendrik Rootering, Renate Behle,
Attila Jun, Tichina Vaughn
Lothar Zagrosek
Orchester der Staatsoper Stuttgart
(Audio and video recordings made at performances at the Württemburgische Staatsoper, Stuttgart)
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
(Audio and video recordings of a performance(s)
at the Liceu, Barcelona)
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
Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
CD: Opus Arte
Cat: OACD9000BD (complete Ring)
Stereo, 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, November, 2012.

SACD: PENTATONE

Cat: PTC 5186407

Stereo (SACD), Live

2013 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), Mariinsky Concert Hall, St Petersburg
2014 Stuart Skelton, Margaret Jane Wray,
Greer Grimsley, Alwyn Mellor,
Andrea Silverstrelli, Stephanie Blythe
Asher Fisch
Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony Orchestra and 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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