Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Neidlinger, Grümmer, Geisler, Schmitt-Walter, Stolze, Blankenheim; Cluytens. Bayreuth, 1957
Listen to a Sample:
- Gustav Neidlinger (of Alberich fame) gets a chance to display his prodigious skills as a singer as well as his legendary acting skills in Wagner's most daunting role for baritone, Hans Sachs.
- Elisabeth Grümmer is near perfectly cast as Eva, bringing purity of tone and superlative musicality to the part.
- Walter Geisler's sweet yet robust tenor is also well cast as Walter.
- Gerhard Stolze almost steals the show as David.
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