Wagner: Das Rheingold - S. Björling, H. Ludwig, Fritz, Schwarzkopf, Weber, Töpper; Karajan. Bayreuth, 1951
Listen to a Sample:
- Herbert von Karajan opens the post-war Bayreuth with a star-studded cast.
- The smaller roles include Ludwig Weber as Fasolt, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf as Woglinde and Herta Töpper as Flosshilde.
- Sigurd Björling's Wotan is vocally impressive bit a little wooden.