Wagner: Die Walküre - Nilsson, Adam, Rysanek, King, Burmeister, Nienstedt, Synek, Dernesch, Mastilovic; Böhm. Bayreuth, 1967
Listen to a Sample:
- The cast is near perfect, down to the last Valkyrie (some of whom were notable Brünnhildes themselves.)
- Birgit Nilsson's Brünnhilde is astonishing for its power and dexterity, but there is way more to this artist than just voice, which she demonstrates in the last scene of Act III.
- Leonie Rysanek and James King leave the stage scorched after their impassioned duet.
- Instead of Josef Greindl who sings in the commercial release, we are treated to Gerd Nienstedt in the role of Hunding.
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