Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Ridderbusch, Kollo, Janowitz, Schreier, Lagger, Meyer, Stolze; Karajan. Salzburg, 1975


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  • Herbert von Karajan finds an excellent ballance between youthful exuberance and whistful sentimentality in this near flawless performance of Meistersinger.
  • René Kollo was particularly well-suited to the role of Walther von Stolzing, bringing both brash ardor and delicate lyricism to the role.
  • Karl Ridderbusch's noble bass-baritone never tires throughout the very long evening.
  • Gundula Janowitz is an ethereal Eva.
  • The smaller roles are very well cast, including Peter Schreier as David, Kerstin Meyer as Magdalene and Gerhard Stolze in a cameo as the Night Watchman.


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OD 11605-4

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