Beethoven: Fidelio - Kuchta, Pribyl, Böhme, Fliether, Robson, Dobson, Robinson; Solti. London, 1968


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  • Anja Silja was to have sung this performance but was forced to withdraw. Fortunately Gladys Kuchta was available.
  • Although at times she struggles with the most stratospheric vocal passages, Kuchta brings a warm sound and Wagnerian heft free of any harshness to the role of Leonore.
  • Vilem Pribyl sings the role of Florestan with a welcome dose of youthful lyricism.
  • Kurt Böhme brings fatherly warmth to the role of Rocco.
  • Georg Solti extracts an ideal balance of fiery romanticism and classical elegance from the orchestra.
  • The sound is very good.


  • None to mention.

Gladys Kuchta sings arias from Fidelio, Der fliegende Holländer and Tristan und Isolde.

In Mono

OD 11674-2