Wagner: Siegfried - Hopf, Uhde, Nilsson, H. Kraus, O. Kraus, Höffgen; Kempe. Bayreuth, 1960
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- Hans Hopf, captured here at the height of his powers, is a burly Siegfried, equally comfortable with stentorian bombast as well as the many lyrical moments throughout the opera.
- Birgit Nilsson's appearance is nothing short of magnificent.
- Hermann Uhde's appearance as the Wanderer is a bit disappointing especially when contrasted with Jerome Hines stunning Wotan in Die Walküre.