There are 37 recordings on file in which David Ward appears

Order by year

(This "Discography" was generated by CLOR for THE COMPILER )

1 BEETHOVEN LUDWIG VAN - FIDELIO-Covent Garden - Goodall Reginald 1976(LI)*

2 BELLINI VINCENZO - NORMA-Covent Garden - López Cobos Jesús 1978(LI)*

3 BELLINI VINCENZO - PURITANI (I)-Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Gui Vittorio 1960(LE)*

4 BELLINI VINCENZO - PURITANI (I)-Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Gui Vittorio 1960(LI)*

5 BERLIOZ HECTOR - BENVENUTO CELLINI-BBC Symphony Orchestra - Dorati Antal 1963(LI)*

6 BERLIOZ HECTOR - BENVENUTO CELLINI-Covent Garden - Pritchard John 1966(LI)*

7 BIZET GEORGES - JOLIE FILLE DE PERTH (LA)-Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Beecham Thomas 1956(RA)*

8 BRITTEN BENJAMIN - ALBERT HERRING-Members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra - Moriarty John 1978(FI)***

9 DEBUSSY CLAUDE - PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE-Covent Garden - Boulez Pierre 1969(STU)*

10 MEYERBEER GIACOMO - AFRICAINE (L')-Covent Garden - Maag Peter 1978(LI)*

11 MONTEVERDI CLAUDIO - BALLO DELLE INGRATE (IL)-London Chamber Players - Deller Alfred 1956?(STU)*

12 MOZART WOLFGANG AMADEUS - DON GIOVANNI-Covent Garden - Solti Georg 1962(LI)*

13 MOZART WOLFGANG AMADEUS - IDOMENEO-RAI Roma - Maag Peter 1965(RA)*

14 MOZART WOLFGANG AMADEUS - ZAUBERFLÖTE (DIE)-Covent Garden - Wich Günther 1968(LI)*

15 MUSSORGSKY MODEST - BORIS GODUNOV-Covent Garden - Goodall Reginald 1961(LI)*

16 MUSSORGSKY MODEST - KHOVANSHCHINA-Covent Garden - Downes Edward 1972(LI)*

17 VERDI GIUSEPPE - DON CARLOS [DON CARLO]-Covent Garden - Downes Edward 1966(LI)*

18 VERDI GIUSEPPE - DON CARLOS [DON CARLO]-Covent Garden - Solti Georg 1968(LI)*

19 VERDI GIUSEPPE - MACBETH-Scottish Philharmonia - Gibson Alexander 1976(LI)*

20 VERDI GIUSEPPE - NABUCCO-Covent Garden - Davis Colin 1972(LI)*

21 VERDI GIUSEPPE - OTELLO-Covent Garden - Solti Georg 1962(LI)*

22 VERDI GIUSEPPE - RIGOLETTO-RCA Italiana Orchestra - Solti Georg 1963(STU)*

23 WAGNER RICHARD - FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER (DER)-Metropolitan Opera - Böhm Karl 1965(LI)*

24 WAGNER RICHARD - FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER (DER)-Covent Garden - Solti Georg 1966(LI)*

25 WAGNER RICHARD - MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG (DIE)-Bayreuth Festival - Krips Josef 1961(LI)*

26 WAGNER RICHARD - MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG (DIE)-Covent Garden - Solti Georg 1969(LI)*

27 WAGNER RICHARD - PARSIFAL-Bayreuth Festival - Knappertsbusch Hans 1960(LI)*

28 WAGNER RICHARD - PARSIFAL-Bayreuth Festival - Knappertsbusch Hans 1961(LI)*

29 WAGNER RICHARD - RIENZI-BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra - Downes Edward 1976(RA)*

30 WAGNER RICHARD - SIEGFRIED-Covent Garden - Solti Georg 1962(LI)*

31 WAGNER RICHARD - TRISTAN UND ISOLDE-Covent Garden - Solti Georg 1971(LI)*

32 WAGNER RICHARD - WALKÜRE (DIE)-London Symphony Orchestra - Leinsdorf Erich 1961(STU)*

33 WAGNER RICHARD - WALKÜRE (DIE)-Covent Garden - Solti Georg 1965(LI)*

34 WAGNER RICHARD - WALKÜRE (DIE)-Metropolitan Opera - Steinberg William 1965(LI)*

35 WAGNER RICHARD - WALKÜRE (DIE)-Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires) - Leitner Ferdinand 1967(LI)*

36 WAGNER RICHARD - WALKÜRE (DIE)-San Francisco Opera - Ludwig Leopold 1969(LI)*

37 WEINBERGER JAROMIR - SCHWANDA THE BAGPIPER-Sadler's Wells Opera - Robertson James 1959(LI)*

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Fidelio by Ludwig Van Beethoven performed in German

Conductor Reginald Goodall - 1976(LI)

Orchestra - Covent Garden

Chorus - Covent Garden

Leonore - Hildegard Behrens

Florestan - Jon Vickers

Pizarro - Donald McIntyre

Rocco - David Ward

Marzelline - Valerie Masterton

Jaquino - Ryland Davies

Fernando - Robert Lloyd

Erster Gefangene - Paul Crook

Zweiter Gefangene - Paul Hudson

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Compact Disc; - *House of Opera CD 577 {2CDS} (2000)ª; Opera Depot OD 10273-2 {2CDRS} (2008)ª

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Recordings of Fidelio by Ludwig Van Beethoven are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.119; CELLETTI p.29; Opera on CD p.25 (1) p.29 (3) p.32; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.10 p.102; MET p.8; MET(VID) p.4; PENGUIN p.6; Stereophile January 1994 p.177; May 1994 p.15; BBC Music Magazine February 1995 p.43; Opera on Video p.37; GIUDICI p.11 (2) p.19; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.59 No.3 p.62; Gramophone January 1997 p.40; Répertoire No.103 juin 1997 p.15; International Opera Collector Summer 1997 No.4 p.64; International Record Review March 2001 p.22; American Record Guide March/April 2008 Vol.71 No.2 pp.44-53

Comments:- Recording of a performance at Covent Garden (17 April 1976; see OPERA June 1976 pp.570-571).

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Norma by Vincenzo Bellini performed in Italian

Conductor Jesús López Cobos - 1978(LI)

Orchestra - Covent Garden

Chorus - Covent Garden

Norma - Montserrat Caballé

Adalgisa - Grace Bumbry

Pollione - Pedro Lavirgen

Oroveso - David Ward

Clotilde - Elizabeth Bainbridge

Flavio - Robin Leggate

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Compact Disc; - live-rare-opera (unnumbered) (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM) {2CDS} (2007)ª; The Opera Lovers NOR 197801 {2CDS} (2008)ª

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Recordings of Norma by Vincenzo Bellini are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera January 1958 p.12; Opera on Record p.154; CELLETTI p.50; Opera on CD (1) p.40 (2) p.46 (3) p.51; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.29 p.106: No.236 p.76; MET p.21; MET(VID) p.10; PENGUIN p.10; Orpheus No.13 1994 Festival p.22; GIUDICI p.31 (2) p.57; Diapason No.439 juillet-aoüt 1997 p.48; Répertoire No.112 avril 1998 p.86; Opéra International juin 2000 No.247 pp.66-70; Donizetti Society Newsletter June 2000 pp.21-23; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83; Gramophone January 2002 p.28; Classica Répertoire No.94 juillet-aoüt 2007 p.66

Comments:- Recording of a performance in The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (6 July 1978). The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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I puritani by Vincenzo Bellini performed in Italian

Conductor Vittorio Gui - 1960(LE)

Orchestra - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Chorus - Glyndebourne Festival Chorus

Elvira - Joan Sutherland

Arturo Talbot - Nicola Filacuridi

Sir Riccardo Forth - Ernest Blanc

Sir Giorgio - Giuseppe Modesti

Enrichetta di Francia - Monica Sinclair

Sir Bruno Robertson - John Kentish

Lord Gualtiero Valton - David Ward

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Compact Disc - Standing Room Only SRO 841-2 (+La Sonnambula 1961) {2CDS}

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Recordings of I puritani by Vincenzo Bellini are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera June 1960 p.387; August 1960 p.585; September 1960 p.653; HARRIS p.220; Opera on Record 2 p.121; CELLETTI p.63; Opera on CD (1) p.39 (2) p.45 (3) p.50; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.96 p.106; MET p.29; PENGUIN p.12; GIUDICI p.40 (2) p.74; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83; Opéra International No.253 janvier 2001 p.10

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Opera Quarterly - Vol.17 No.3 Summer 2001 pp.576-585 [WA2]

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ARSC Journal - Vol.26 No.1 Spring 1995 p.112 [RL]

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Comments:- Recording of part of a performance given at the Edinburgh Festival (8 September 1960). This performance was broadcast by the BBC Third Programme. See Radio Times Issue dated September 4-10 1960 p.39. The collection of excerpts on the SRO CD is a «filler» on the CDs of La Sonnambula conducted by Rescigno (1961)

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I puritani by Vincenzo Bellini performed in Italian

Conductor Vittorio Gui - 1960(LI)

Orchestra - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Chorus - Glyndebourne Festival Chorus

Elvira - Joan Sutherland

Arturo Talbot - Nicola Filacuridi

Sir Riccardo Forth - Ernest Blanc

Sir Giorgio - Giuseppe Modesti

Enrichetta di Francia - Monica Sinclair

Sir Bruno Robertson - John Kentish

Lord Gualtiero Valton - David Ward

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 1398

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Recordings of I puritani by Vincenzo Bellini are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera June 1960 p.387; August 1960 p.585; September 1960 p.653; HARRIS p.220; Opera on Record 2 p.121; CELLETTI p.63; Opera on CD (1) p.39 (2) p.45 (3) p.50; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.96 p.106; MET p.29; PENGUIN p.12; GIUDICI p.40 (2) p.74; American Record Guide September/October 2000 Vol.63 No.5 pp.73-83; Opéra International No.253 janvier 2001 p.10

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the Glyndebourne Festival (18 July 1960). This performance was broadcast by the BBC Third Programme (See Radio Times Issue dated June 12-18 1960). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM) where it stated that their recordings are available «on CD, cassette or reel-to-reel tape».

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Benvenuto Cellini by Hector Berlioz performed in English

Conductor Antal Dorati - 1963(LI)

Orchestra - BBC Symphony Orchestra

Chorus - BBC Symphony Orchestra

Benvenuto Cellini - Richard Lewis

Balducci - Don Garrard

Fieramosca - John Cameron

Le Pape Clément VII - David Ward

Pompeo - Ranken Bushby

Teresa - Joan Carlyle

Cabaretier - John Kentish

Ascanio - Josephine Veasey

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Compact Disc - *Music & Arts CD-618; Celestial Audio CA 007 {2CDS} (Australia) A Voice from the Old House VFOH 60/61 {2CDS}

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Recordings of Benvenuto Cellini by Hector Berlioz are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record II p.163; CELLETTI p.82; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.142 p.100; GIUDICI p.54 (2) p.95; Opéra International No.278 avril 2003 p.20; Orpheus Heft 5-6 Mai-Juni 2003 S.66

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

American Record Guide - September/October 1990 Vol.53 No.5 p.50 [DA]

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Comments:- Recording of a concert performance in the Royal Festival Hall, London (23 January 1963, not 1964 as stated on the CD label). See OPERA March 1963 p.205. The recording issued on «A Voice from the Old House» label is listed on the website http://www.joancarlyle.co.uk (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM)

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Benvenuto Cellini by Hector Berlioz performed in French

Conductor John Pritchard - 1966(LI)

Orchestra - Covent Garden

Chorus - Covent Garden

Benvenuto Cellini - Nicolai Gedda

Balducci - Napoléon Bisson

Fieramosca - Robert Massard

Le Pape Clément VII - David Ward

Francesco - John Dobson

Bernadino - Victor Godfrey

Pompeo - Jules Bruyère

Teresa - Elizabeth Vaughan

Cabaretier - John Lanigan

Ascanio - Yvonne Minton

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Black Disc - Mauro R. Fuguette MRF 77 {3LPS}

Compact Disc; - Gala GL 100 618 {2CDS} (+Gedda - recital) (2004)ª; Omega Opera Archive 1762; The Opera Lovers BEN 196601 {2CDRS} (2006)ª

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Recordings of Benvenuto Cellini by Hector Berlioz are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record II p.163; CELLETTI p.82; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.142 p.100; GIUDICI p.54 (2) p.95; Opéra International No.278 avril 2003 p.20; Orpheus Heft 5-6 Mai-Juni 2003 S.66

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

Orpheus - Juli+August 2004 S.68 [GH]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at Covent Garden (15 December 1966 see OPERA February 1967 p.160). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM) where it stated that their recordings are available «on CD, cassette or reel-to-reel tape». The date of the perfromance recorded is given here as 31 December 1966. There were performances on 15 and 31 December, but neither was broadcast. The CDRs issued by «The Opera Lovers» are listed on the website http://www.operalovers.ca (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM). The date of the performance recorded is given here as «15.12.66».

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La Jolie fille de Perth by Georges Bizet performed in English

Conductor Thomas Beecham - 1956(RA)

Orchestra - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Chorus - BBC Chorus

Catherine Glover - Mattwilda Dobbs

Henry Smith - Alexander Young

Le Duc de Rothsay - Kevin Miller

Ralph - David Ward

Mab - Anna Pollack

Simon Glover - Owen Brannigan

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Black Disc; - E.J. Smith «The Golden Age of Opera EJS 269 (Acts 1 & 2) {1LP} ; {1963} & EJS 438 (Acts 3 & 4) {1LP} (1968)ª

Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 228

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Recordings of La Jolie fille de Perth by Georges Bizet are surveyed in the following publications:-

CELLETTI p.117; GIUDICI p.66 (2) p.106

Comments:- Recording of a performance broadcast by the BBC Third Programme (5, 7 October 1956). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM) where it stated that their recordings are available «on CD, cassette or reel-to-reel tape».

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Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten performed in English

Conductor John Moriarty - 1978(FI)

Orchestra - Members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Albert Herring - James Hoback

Lady Billows - Pauline Tinsley

Florence Pike - Joyce Gerber

Mr. Gedge - Dale Moore

Mr. Budd - David Ward

Mr. Upfold - Mallory Walker

Miss Wordsworth - Elizabeth Pruett

Mrs. Herring - Judith Christin

Sid - Stephen Dickson

Nancy - Evelyn Petros

Emmie - Ann Marie Perkins

Cis - Jane Kamp

Harry - Bob Christopher

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Compact Disc; - Oriel Music Society OMS 122/2 {2CDS} (2001)ª

DVD (Video) - Premiere Opera Ltd. DVD 6000 (2007)ª

VHS Video Cassette; - House of Opera V 502 (NTSC) (2000)ª

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Recordings of Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten are surveyed in the following publications:-

CELLETTI p.130; GIUDICI p.102 (2) p.160; American Record Guide July/August 1998 Vol.61 No.4 p.67

Comments:- Video recording of a television film and audio recording of its soundtrack. This was made in St. Louis, USA in June 1978 and broadcast simultaniously on BBC2 and BBC Radio 3 on 7 April 1979. The VHS issued by HOO is listed in «New Releases Fall 2000. The DVD issued by Premiere is included in the list of New Releases that was published on their website in January 2007.

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Pelléas et Mélisande by Claude Debussy performed in French

Conductor Pierre Boulez - 1969(STU)



KrChestra - Covent Garden

Chorus - Covent Garden

Pelléas - George Shirley

Mélisande - Elisabeth Söderström

Golaud - Donald McIntyre

Arkel - David Ward

Geneviève - Yvonne Minton

Yniold - Anthony Britten

Médecin - Dennis Wicks

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Black Disc; - CBS 77324 {3LPS} (1970)ª

Compact Disc; - Sony Classical CD 47265 {3CDS} (1992)ª; Sony Classical CSCR 8098-100 {3CDS} (Japan) (1990)ª

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Recordings of Pelléas et Mélisande by Claude Debussy are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1962 p.84, p.90; Opera on Record p.629; CELLETTI p.176; MARINELLI p.426; Opera on CD (1) p.113 (2) p.124 (3) p.139; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.9 p.104 (Supplément avril 1998); MET p.88; MET(VID) p.49; PENGUIN p.65; Operaon Video p.189; GIUDICI p.147 (2) p.247; American Record Guide May/June 1996 Vol.59 No.3 p.67; Répertoire No.106 octobre 1997 p.15; International Opera Collector Summer 1999 No.12 p.30; Gramophone May 2002 p.38

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - October 1970 p.637; January 1971 p.1128; April 1992 p.153 [LS]

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Opera - November 1970 p.1038

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Comments:- Based on the Covent Garden production. A recording of the performance on 13 December 1969 with the same cast as the studio recording has been issued by the Omega Opera Archive (1628). See their online catalogue (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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L' Africaine by Giacomo Meyerbeer performed in French

Conductor Peter Maag - 1978(LI)

Orchestra - Covent Garden

Chorus - Covent Garden

Selika - Grace Bumbry

Vasco da Gama - Plácido Domingo

Ines - Margherita Rinaldi

Nelusko - Silvano Carroli

Don Pedro - Richard Van Allan

Don Diego - Willard White

Grand Inquisitor - David Ward

Alvar - Robin Leggate

Anna - Elizabeth Bainbridge

High Priest of Brahma - Raimund Herincx

Priest - Edward Sadler

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Compact Cassette - Charles Handelman - Live Opera 03264

Compact Disc; - Oriel Music Society OMS 304 {3CDRS} (2002)ª; Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 645-3 {3CDRS}; House of Opera CDBB 336 (2003)ª

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Recordings of L' Africaine by Giacomo Meyerbeer are surveyed in the following publications:-

CELLETTI p.421; Opera on Video p.43

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

Orpheus - Heft 9+10 September+Oktober 2003 S.82 [GH]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at Covent Garden (28 November 1978). The CDRs issued by Oriel are listed in «Latest Additions to the Catalogue March 2002» and those issued by House of Opera are listed as new issues in their online catalogue dated «03/12/22». This performance was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 (see Radio Times (25 November - 1 December 1978) p.48)

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Il ballo delle ingrate by Claudio Monteverdi performed in Italian

Conductor Alfred Deller - 1956?(STU)

Orchestra - London Chamber Players

Chorus - Ambrosian Singers

Amore - Eileen McLoughlin

Venere - Alfred Deller

Plutone - David Ward

Un'ingrata - April Cantelo

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Black Disc - Vanguard BG 567 {1LP}

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This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

High Fidelity Magazine - September 1957 p.73 [NB]

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Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart performed in Italian

Conductor Georg Solti - 1962(LI)

Orchestra - Covent Garden

Chorus - Covent Garden

Don Giovanni - Cesare Siepi

Donna Anna - Leyla Gencer

Don Ottavio - Richard Lewis

Donna Elvira - Sena Jurinac

Leoporello - Geraint Evans

Il Commendatore - David Ward

Masetto - Robert Savoie

Zerlina - Mirella Freni

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Compact Cassette - Charles Handelman - Live Opera 00931

Compact Disc; - Giuseppe di Stefano Records GDS 31024 {3CDS}; Living Stage LS 1022 {3CDS} (2003)ª; Premiere Opera Ltd. CDNO 1163-3 {3CDRS} (2004)ª; Opera d'Oro OPD 1452 {3CDS} (2006)ª; Royal Opera House «Heritage Series» ROH 5007 {3CDS} (2007)ª

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Recordings of Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1960 Vol.10 No.11 p.127: November 1965 Vol.15 No.11 pp.71-72, pp.128-132; Opera on Record p.71; CELLETTI p.467; Opera on CD (1) p.19 (2) p.23 (3) p.24; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.24 p.132, No.172 p.178 ; MET p.299; MET(VID) p.168; PENGUIN p.231; Classic CD September 1993 p.32; Opera on Video p.26; GIUDICI p.451 (2) p.766; International Opera Collector Winter 1997 No.6 p.18; Diapason No.450 juillet-aoüt 1998 p.50; Le Monde de la Musique No.223juillet-aoüt 1998 p.56; l'opera (Milano) Anno XII - N.124 dicembre 1998 - Speciale Scala - Stagione 1998/99 p.111; Répertoire No.131 janvier 2000 p.20, No.132 février 2000 p.20; American Record Guide January/February 2002 Vol.65 No.1 pp.56-57; International Record Review February 2002 p.22

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - September 2007 pp.90-91 [JBS]

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Opera - August 2007 p.1004 [AB]

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Opera News - January 2008 pp.60-61 [RP]

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Fanfare - Volume 30 No.2 November/December 2006 pp.212-213 [RT]; Vol.31 No.3 January/February 2008 pp.191-192 [RT]

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Orpheus - März + April 2007 S.58 [GH]

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Diapason - No.550 S septembre 2007 p.128 [JC]

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International Record Review - July/August 2007 p.79 [PB]

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American Record Guide - January/February 2008 Vol.71 No.1 pp.133-134 [RVL]

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Classic Record Collector - Spring 2008 pp.94-95 [TP]

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Classica Répertoire - No.75 septembre 2005 p.106 (mention) [AT]: No.95 septembre 2007 p.77 [AT]

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.107 enero-febrero 2008 p.90 [JR]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at Covent Garden (19 February 1962). This performance was broadcast by the BBC Third Programme. See Radio Times Issue dated February 17-23 1962 p.18, p.23. The performances on 9 and 26 February are reviewed in OPERA April 1962 p.271 (see also the front cover and pp.224-225)

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Idomeneo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart performed in Italian

Conductor Peter Maag - 1965(RA)

Orchestra - RAI Roma

Chorus - RAI Roma

Idomeneo - Aldo Bertocci

Idamante - Georg Jelden

Arbace - Cesare De Leon

Ilia - Agnes Giebel

Elettra - Maria Stadler

Gran Sacerdote - David Ward

La Voce - Otakar Schöfer

Due cretesi - Jolanda Mancini

- Bianca Padovani

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Compact Disc; - Arts 43063-2 {2CDS} (2006)ª

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Recordings of Idomeneo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record p.42; CELLETTI p.497; Opera on CD (1) p.15 (2) p.19 (3) p.20; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.89 p.124; MET p.272; MET(VID) p.153; PENGUIN p.242; Répertoire No.91 mai 1996 p.14; GIUDICI p.408 (2) p.711; Gramophone July 1996 p.38; American Record Guide January/February 2002 Vol.65 No.1 pp.53-54

This recording is reviewed in the following publication:-

International Record Review - October 2006 p.30 [JTH]

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American Record Guide - November/December 2006 Vol.69 No.6 pp.150-151 [MM]

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Comments:- Recorded on 6 October 1965 and broadcast on 9 January 1966. The cast listed above is that given in «50 anni di opera lirica alla Rai 1931-1980» by Giorgio Gualerzi and Carlo Marinelli Roscioni p.182

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Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart performed in English

Conductor Günther Wich - 1968(LI)

Orchestra - Covent Garden

Chorus - Covent Garden

Tamino - Stuart Burrows

Papageno - Delme Bryn-Jones

Königin der Nacht - Cristina Deutekom

Sprecher - Forbes Robinson

Pamina - Margaret Price

Sarastro - David Ward

Monostatos - John Dobson

Papagena - Jenifer Eddy

1er Geharnischter - Edgar Evans

2er Geharnischter - Dennis Wicks

Erste Dame - Ava June

Zweite Dame - Anne Howells

Dritte Dame - Elizabeth Bainbridge

Erster Knabe - Simon Woolf

Zweiter Knabe - Richard Morgan

Dritter Knabe - Giovanni Ferrari

Erster Priester - Forbes Robinson

Zweiter Priester - John Lanigan

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Compact Disc; - Oriel Music Society OMS 029 {3CDS} (2000)ª

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Recordings of Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1960 Vol.10 No.11 p.130: November 1965 Vol.15 No.11 pp.136-140; Opera on Record p.106; CELLETTI p.525; Opera on CD (1) p.22 (2) p.26 (3) p.28; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.101 p.138, No.196 p.148; MET p.332; MET(VID) p.186; PENGUIN p.257; BBC Music Magazine May 1994 p.47; Opéra International No.182 juillet-aoüt 1994 p.14; GIUDICI p.495 (2) p.828; Stereophile October 1996 (Vol.19 No.10) p.303; Répertoire No.108 décembre 1997 p.15; American Record Guide January/February 2002 Vol.65 No.1 pp.58-60; BBC Music Magazine April 2004 p.52; The Gramophone January 2006 p.28

Comments:- Recording of a performance given in a English translation by Adrian Mitchell (8 November 1968). The performance on 21 October 1968 is reviewed in OPERA December 1968 p.1013.

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Boris Godunov by Modest Mussorgsky performed in Russian

Conductor Reginald Goodall - 1961(LI)

Orchestra - Covent Garden

Chorus - Covent Garden

Boris - Boris Christoff

Grigory (False Dmitry) - Edgar Evans

Marina - Margreta Elkins

Pimen - Joseph Rouleau

Varlaam - Michael Langdon

Shuisky - John Lanigan

Missail - David Tree

Fyodor - Josephine Veasey

Xenia - Jeannette Sinclair

Hostess - Edith Coates

Simpleton - Robert Bowman

Tchelkalov - David Ward

Krushchov - Thomas Fletcher

Nurse - Noreen Berry

Nikitich - Robert Savoie

Mityukha - Ronald Lewis

Lavitsky - Ronald Lewis

Cherniovsky - Rhoderick (Rhydderch) Davies

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Compact Cassette - Charles Handelman - Live Opera 03999

Compact Disc - House of Opera CD 274

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Recordings of Boris Godunov by Modest Mussorgsky are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1956 Vol.6 No.11 p.108; Opera October 1958 p.636; HARRIS p.51; Opera on Record p.508; MARINELLI p.289; CELLETTI p.538; Opéra International May 1984 No.70 p.10; Opera on CD (1) p.89 (2) p.98 (3) p.109; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.27-28 p.186, No.191 p.128; MET p.347; MET(VID) p.192; PENGUIN p.264; Répertoire No.71 juillet/aoüt 1994 p.9; GIUDICI p.516 (2) p.853; International Opera Collector Autumn 1998 No.9 p.38; American Record Guide May/June 2003 Vol.66 No.3 pp.54-63

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (10 June 1961). This performance was broadcast on the BBC Third Programme (see Radio Times Issue dated June 8 1961 p.9)

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Khovanshchina by Modest Mussorgsky performed in Russian

Conductor Edward Downes - 1972(LI)

Orchestra - Covent Garden

Chorus - Covent Garden - Boy's Chorus fr St. Clement Dane's Grammar School

Ivan Khovansky - David Ward

Andrey Khovansky - John Dobson

Vasily Golitsyn - Robert Tear

Shaklovity - Donald McIntyre

Dosifey - Martti Talvela

Marfa - Yvonne Minton

Scribe - Francis Egerton

Emma - Anne Pashley

Kuzka - Adrian De Peyer

Streshniev - Robert Thomas

Varsonofiev - William Elvin

Strelets I - Thomas Allen

Strelets II - Robert Lloyd

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Compact Disc; - Oriel Music Society OMS 300 {3CDRS} (2002)ª

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Recordings of Khovanshchina by Modest Mussorgsky are surveyed in the following publications:-

CELLETTI p.544; Opera on CD (2) p.99 (3) p.111; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.57-58 p.166; MET(VID) p.196; PENGUIN p.267; Opera on Video p.153; GIUDICI p.530 (2) p.870; American Record Guide May/June 2003 Vol.66 No.3 pp.54-63

Comments:- Recording of a performance at Covent Garden (25 November 1972). This performance was broadcast by BBC Radio 3. See Radio Times Issue dated 25 November-1 December 1972 p.31. The CDRs issued by Oriel are listed in «Latest Additions to the Catalogue - March 2002»

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Don Carlos [Don Carlo] by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Edward Downes - 1966(LI)

Orchestra - Covent Garden

Chorus - Covent Garden

Don Carlo - Bruno Prevedi

Filippo II - Boris Christoff

Rodrigo - Peter Glossop

Il Grande Inquisitore - David Ward

Un Frate - Michael Langdon

Elisabetta di Valois - Gwyneth Jones

La principessa Eboli - Rita Gorr

Tebaldo - Elizabeth Robson

Il Conte di Lerma - John Dobson

Un Araldo Reale - Ronald Lewis

Una voce dal cielo - Roxolana Roslak

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Compact Disc; - Oriel Music Society OMS 142/3M {3CDS} (2001)ª; House of opera CD 276 {3CDS}

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Recordings of Don Carlos [Don Carlo] by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.97; HARRIS p.78; Opera May 1958 p.292; Opera on Record p.292; CELLETTI p.859; Opera on CD (1) p.56 (2) p.63 (3) p.70; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.90-91 p.160, mise à jour janvier 2001 p.2; No.244 p.136; Der Opernführer Ausgabe Nr.1/2 S.180; MET p.639; MET(VID) p.396; PENGUIN p.472; Classic CD April 1993 p.34; GIUDICI p.996 (2) p.1606; NEWTON (Verdi) Vol.2 p.252; Répertoire No.121 février 1999 p.18; Orpheus April 2001 S.52; Opéra International No.259 juillet-aoüt 2001 p.20; BBC Music Magazine June 2006 p.58; Gramophone January 2007 p.48

Comments:- This appears to be a recording of a performance a 5-act version at Covent Garden in June 1966. There were performances with the cast given above on 10, 13, 16 June 1966. The performance on 10 June is reviewed in OPERA August 1966 pp.668-669. The recording was first broadcast by the BBC Music Programme on 2 April 1967 (See Radio Times March 30 1967 p.18) and again by BBC Radio 3 on 19 September 1968 (See Radio Times September 12 1968 p.58)

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Don Carlos [Don Carlo] by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Georg Solti - 1968(LI)

Orchestra - Covent Garden

Chorus - Covent Garden

Don Carlo - Carlos (Carlo) Cossutta

Filippo II - David Ward

Rodrigo - Peter Glossop

Il Grande Inquisitore - Giovanni Foiani

Un Frate - David Kelly

Elisabetta di Valois - Felicia Weathers

La principessa Eboli - Shirley Verrett

Tebaldo - Vivien Townley

Il Conte di Lerma - John Dobson

Un Araldo Reale - Glynne Thomas

Una voce dal cielo - Maria Pellegrini

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Compact Disc - Oriel Music Society OMS 143/3M {3CDRS}

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Recordings of Don Carlos [Don Carlo] by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.97; HARRIS p.78; Opera May 1958 p.292; Opera on Record p.292; CELLETTI p.859; Opera on CD (1) p.56 (2) p.63 (3) p.70; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.90-91 p.160, mise à jour janvier 2001 p.2; No.244 p.136; Der Opernführer Ausgabe Nr.1/2 S.180; MET p.639; MET(VID) p.396; PENGUIN p.472; Classic CD April 1993 p.34; GIUDICI p.996 (2) p.1606; NEWTON (Verdi) Vol.2 p.252; Répertoire No.121 février 1999 p.18; Orpheus April 2001 S.52; Opéra International No.259 juillet-aoüt 2001 p.20; BBC Music Magazine June 2006 p.58; Gramophone January 2007 p.48

Comments:- This recording appears to be of a concert performance given at a PROM of a truncated 5-act version. Act 1 was not performed. (29 July 1968; see OPERA September 1968 pp.768-769)

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Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Alexander Gibson - 1976(LI)

Orchestra - Scottish Philharmonia

Chorus - Scottish Opera

Macbeth - Norman Bailey

Lady Macbeth - Galina Vishnevskaya

Banco - David Ward

Macduff - David Hillman

Malcolm - Graham Clark

Dama - Lola Biagioni

Medico - Arthur Jackson

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Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd. 2600-2 {2CDRS} (2007)ª

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Recordings of Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

HARRIS p.162; Opera on Record p.201; CELLETTI p.936; Opera on CD (1) p.47 (2) p.53 (3) p.66; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.40 p.106, mise à jour septembre 2000; MET p.573; MET(VID) p.359; PENGUIN p.487; GIUDICI p.881 (2) p.1431; Opéra International No.72 septembre 1994 p.112; Répertoire No.108 décembre 1997 p.8; International Opera Collector Winter 1998 No.10 p.32; Opéra Interational février 1999 No.232 p.68, No.266 mars 2002 p.18

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the King's Theatre, Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh International Festival (August 1976). See OPERA Festival Issue 1976 pp.46-47. The CDRs issued by Premiere are listed in «Premiere Opera New Releases» dated 21 May 2007. The recording is stated to be «In-house».

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Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Colin Davis - 1972(LI)

Orchestra - Covent Garden

Chorus - Covent Garden

Nabucco - Peter Glossop

Ismaele - Ermanno Mauro

Zaccaria - David Ward

Abigaille - Elena Souliotis

Fenena - Maria Pellegrini

Gran Sacerdote - Gwynne Howell

Abdallo - John Lanigan

Anna - Marie Hayward

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Compact Cassette - Charles Handelman - Live Opera 01276

Compact Disc; - Oriel Music Society OMS 144/2 {2CDRS} (2001)ª

Open Reel Tape - mr. tape 1274

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Recordings of Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

Opera on Record 3 p.91; CELLETTI p.954; Opera on CD (1) p.45 (2) p.51 (3) p.57 L'Avant Scène Opéra No.86 p.102, mise à jour octobre 2002 p.2; MET p.567; MET(VID) p.345; PENGUIN p.491; Opéra Poche p.94; GIUDICI p.860 (2) p.1405; Opéra International No.264 janvier 2002 p.14; International Record Review June 2002 p.26

Comments:- Recording of a performance at Covent Garden (1 April 1972)

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Otello by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Georg Solti - 1962(LI)

Orchestra - Covent Garden

Chorus - Covent Garden

Otello - Mario Del Monaco

Desdemona - Raina Kabaivanska

Iago - Tito Gobbi

Cassio - John Lanigan

Rodrigo - John Dobson

Lodovico - David Ward

Montano - Forbes Robinson

Emilia - Josephine Veasey

Un Araldo - Glynne Thomas

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Compact Disc - Nuova ERA 23578 {2CDS}; Memories 4583/4584 {2CDS}

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Recordings of Otello by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.101: December 1963 Vol.13 No.12 p.90; HARRIS p.205; Opera on Record p.319; CELLETTI p.963; Opera on CD (1) p.59 (2) p.66 (3) p.73; L'Avant Scène Opéra No 3 p.117, No.218 p.92; The Opera Quarterly Vol.4 No.2 Summer 1986 p.49; MET p.654; MET(VID) p.406; PENGUIN p.493; BBC Music Magazine April 1994 p.56; Stereophile December 1994 p.206; Répertoire No.86 décembre 1995 p.9; GIUDICI p.1027 (2) p.1660; Opéra International No.263 décembre 2001 p.16; l'opera (Milano) Anno XV N.156 dicembre 2001 p.124

Comments:- Recording of a performance at Covent Garden (30 June 1962 see OPERA August 1962 p.559). This performance was broadcast by BBC Radio 3. See Radio Times Issue dated June 30 - July 6 1962 p.13. Geraint Evans was announced to sing Iago, but in fact, Tito Gobbi sang. The CDs issued on the «Memories» label are advertized in GRAMOPHONE March 1995 p.84.

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Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi performed in Italian

Conductor Georg Solti - 1963(STU)

Orchestra - RCA Italiana Orchestra

Chorus - RCA Italiana Chorus

Rigoletto - Robert Merrill

Gilda - Anna Moffo

Duca di Mantova - Alfredo Kraus

Sparafucile - Ezio Flagello

Maddalena - Rosalind Elias

Giovanna - Anna Di Stasio

Monterone - David Ward

Marullo - Robert Kerns

Borsa - Piero De Palma

Conte di Ceprano - Mario Rinaudo

Contessa di Ceprano - Corinna Vozza

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Black Disc; - RCA RE 5516-5517 {2LPS} (UK) (1965)ª; RCA SER 5516-5517 {2LPS} (UK) (1965)ª; RCA «Red Seal» RL 42865 {2LPS} (UK) (1979)ª; RCA Victor LM 7027 {2LPS} (USA) (1964)ª; RCA Victor LSC 7027 {2LPS} (USA) (1964)ª

Compact Cassette; - RCA Victor GK 86506 (1988)ª

Compact Disc; - RCA Victor GD 86506 {2CDS} (1988)ª; Lyrica LRC 010 112 {2CDS}; RCA Victor «Red Seal» 70785 {2CDS} (2005)ª

Open Reel Tape; - RCA Victor FTC 7008 (7½ips 4-track) (1965)ª

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Recordings of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity January 1960 Vol.10 No.1 p.48, October 1963 Vol.13 No.10 p.32; HARRIS p.223; Opera on Record p.208; CELLETTI p.986; Opera on CD (1) p.49 (2) p.55 (3) p.61; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.112-113 p.144, mise à jour juillet 2001 p.2; MET p.583; MET(VID) p.567; PENGUIN p.496; Répertoire No.64 décembre 1993 p.8; Opera on Video p.75; GIUDICI p.905 (2) p.1459; «Musica 99» p.73; BBC Music Magazine December 1996 p.47; Opéra International No.254 février 2001 p.16

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - January 1965 p.343; April 1965 p.469; October 1979 p.712 [RO] ; September 1988 p. [AB]

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Opera - March 1965 p.215, p.217 [HDR]

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Fanfare - Vol.29 No.4 March/April 2006 p.232 [JS]

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Opera Quarterly - Vol.5 Nos.2 & 3 Summer/Autumn 1987 pp.197-203 [TE]

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High Fidelity Magazine - December 1964 Vol.14 No.12 pp.74-75 [CLO]: March 1965 Vol.15 No.3 p.131 (open reel tape) [RDD]

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American Record Guide - February 1965 Vol.31 No.6 pp.561-563 [PLM]: July 1965 Vol.31 No.11 pp.1106-1107 (open reel tape) [RJ]

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Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Karl Böhm - 1965(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Holländer - David Ward

Senta - Leonie Rysanek

Daland - Giorgio Tozzi

Erik - Sándor Kónya

Mary - Gladys Kriese

Steuermann - George Shirley

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 1641

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Recordings of Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.58; HARRIS p.123; Opera on Record p.338; CELLETTI p.1080; Opera on CD (1) p.61 (2) p.68 (3) p.76; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.30 p.114, mise à jour pp.2-15; MET p.670; MET(VID) p.417; PENGUIN p.519American Record Guide Vol.57 No.2 March-April 1994 p.58, Vol.65 No.4 July/ August 2002 p.57; Wagner News Issue No.108 April 1995 p.16; GIUDICI p.1060; Ópera Actual (Barcelona) junio-agosto 1998 No.28 p.26; Opéra International juin 2000 No.247 pp.14-17; Gramophone March 2002 pp.30-33

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (13 February 1965). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM) where it stated that their recordings are available «on CD, cassette or reel-to-reel tape».

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Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Georg Solti - 1966(LI)

Orchestra - Covent Garden

Chorus - Covent Garden

Holländer - David Ward

Senta - Gwyneth Jones

Daland - Gottlob Frick

Erik - Vilém Pribyl

Mary - Elizabeth Bainbridge

Steuermann - Kenneth MacDonald

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 1164

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Recordings of Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.58; HARRIS p.123; Opera on Record p.338; CELLETTI p.1080; Opera on CD (1) p.61 (2) p.68 (3) p.76; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.30 p.114, mise à jour pp.2-15; MET p.670; MET(VID) p.417; PENGUIN p.519American Record Guide Vol.57 No.2 March-April 1994 p.58, Vol.65 No.4 July/ August 2002 p.57; Wagner News Issue No.108 April 1995 p.16; GIUDICI p.1060; Ópera Actual (Barcelona) junio-agosto 1998 No.28 p.26; Opéra International juin 2000 No.247 pp.14-17; Gramophone March 2002 pp.30-33

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (4 February 1966, i.e. 4/2/66 European style). This performance was broadcast by the BBC Third Programme. The performance on 28 January 1966 is reviewed in OPERA March 1966 pp.176-181. The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM) where it stated that their recordings are available «on CD, cassette or reel-to-reel tape». The date of the performance recorded is given incorrectly as «April 2 1966» (i.e. 4/2/66 American style).

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Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Josef Krips - 1961(LI)

Orchestra - Bayreuth Festival

Chorus - Bayreuth Festival

Hans Sachs - Josef Greindl

Veit Pogner - Theo Adam

Sixtus Beckmesser - Karl Schmitt-Walter

Fritz Kothner - Ludwig Weber

Walther von Stolzing - Wolfgang Windgassen

David - Gerhard Stolze

Eva - Elisabeth Grümmer

Magdalena - Elisabeth Schärtel

Nachtwächter - David Ward

Kunz Vogelgesang - Georg Paskuda

Konrad Nachtigall - Egmont Koch

Ulrich Eisslinger - Harald Neukirch

Balthasar Zorn - Heinz-Günter Zimmermann

Augustin Moser - Hermann Winkler

Hermann Ortel - Hans Habietinek

Hans Schwarz - Fritjof Sentpaul

Hans Foltz - Eugen Fuchs

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 1679

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Recordings of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

HARRIS p.184; Opera February 1957 p.82; Opera on Record p.376; CELLETTI p.1110; Opera on CD (1) p.66 (2) p.73 (3) p.82; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.116-117 p.214; MET p.700; MET(VID) p.430; PENGUIN p.528; American Record Guide Vol 57 No.2 March-April 1994 p.60, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; Classic CD August 1994 p.36; Opera on Video p.120; GIUDICI p.1103 (2) p.1760; Gramophone January 1999 p.26; International Record Review April 2001 p.14

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the Bayreuth Festival (See OPERA Festval Issue 1961 pp.55-56). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM) where it stated that their recordings are available «on CD, cassette or reel-to-reel tape».

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Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Georg Solti - 1969(LI)

Orchestra - Covent Garden

Chorus - Covent Garden

Hans Sachs - Hubert Hofmann

Veit Pogner - David Ward

Sixtus Beckmesser - Geraint Evans

Fritz Kothner - Donald McIntyre

Walther von Stolzing - Jess Thomas

David - George Shirley

Eva - Bozena Ruk-Focic

Magdalena - Josephine Veasey

Nachtwächter - Eric Garrett

Kunz Vogelgesang - Kenneth MacDonald

Konrad Nachtigall - Hugh Sheehan

Ulrich Eisslinger - David Lennox

Balthasar Zorn - John Lanigan

Augustin Moser - Edgar Evans

Hermann Ortel - David Kelly

Hans Schwarz - Inia Te Wiata

Hans Foltz - Dennis Wicks

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Recordings of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

HARRIS p.184; Opera February 1957 p.82; Opera on Record p.376; CELLETTI p.1110; Opera on CD (1) p.66 (2) p.73 (3) p.82; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.116-117 p.214; MET p.700; MET(VID) p.430; PENGUIN p.528; American Record Guide Vol 57 No.2 March-April 1994 p.60, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; Classic CD August 1994 p.36; Opera on Video p.120; GIUDICI p.1103 (2) p.1760; Gramophone January 1999 p.26; International Record Review April 2001 p.14

Comments:- Recording of a performance in The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (8 February 1969). This performance was broadcast by the BBC Third Programme (see Radio Times issue dated February 8-14 1969 p.9).

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Parsifal by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Hans Knappertsbusch - 1960(LI)

Orchestra - Bayreuth Festival

Chorus - Bayreuth Festival

Amfortas - Thomas Stewart

Titurel - David Ward

Gurnemanz - Josef Greindl

Parsifal - Hans Beirer

Klingsor - Gustav Neidlinger

Kundry - Régine Crespin

Alto Stimme - Ruth Siewert

Knappe 1 - Claudia Hellmann

Knappe 2 - Ruth Hesse

Knappe 3 - Harald Neukirch

Knappe 4 - Herold Kraus

Blumenmädchen 1 - Ruth-Margret Pütz

Blumenmädchen 2 - Gundula Janowitz

Blumenmädchen 3 - Claudia Hellmann

Blumenmädchen 4 - Dorothea Siebert

Blumenmädchen 5 - Elisabeth Witzmann

Blumenmädchen 6 - Ruth Hesse

Ritter 1 - Wilfried Krug

Ritter 2 - Theo Adam

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Black Disc; - Melodram MEL 018 {4LPS} (1980)ª; Melodram MEL 603 {4LPS}

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Recordings of Parsifal by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

Parsifal on Record by Jonathan Brown; HARRIS p.215; Opera on Record p.440; CELLETTI p.1119; Opera on CD (1) p.73 (2) p.81 (3) p.90; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.38-39, No.213 p.168; Der Opernführer - Parsifal; MET p.734; MET(VID) p.448; PENGUIN 532 ; American Record Guide Vol.57 No.2 April-March 1994 p.60, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; GIUDICI p.1154 (2) p.1816; The Gramophone April 2005 p.44

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Opera Quarterly - Vol.1 No.3 pp.301-305 [GG]

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Classical Express - Issue No.129 December 2000 p.3 [MT]

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Wagner News - No.145 June 2001 p.19 (mention) [ARB]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the Bayreuth Festival (5 August 1960)

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Parsifal by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Hans Knappertsbusch - 1961(LI)

Orchestra - Bayreuth Festival

Chorus - Bayreuth Festival

Amfortas - Thomas Stewart

Titurel - Ludwig Weber

Gurnemanz - Hans Hotter

Parsifal - Jess Thomas

Klingsor - Gustav Neidlinger

Kundry - Irene Dalis

Alto Stimme - Ursula Böse

Knappe 1 - Claudia Hellmann

Knappe 2 - Ruth Hesse

Knappe 3 - Harald Neukirch

Knappe 4 - Georg Paskuda

Blumenmädchen 1 - Gundula Janowitz

Blumenmädchen 2 - Anja Silja

Blumenmädchen 3 - Claudia Hellmann

Blumenmädchen 4 - Dorothea Siebert

Blumenmädchen 5 - Rita Bartos

Blumenmädchen 6 - Ruth Hesse

Ritter 1 - Niels Moeller

Ritter 2 - David Ward

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Compact Disc; - Golden Melodram GM 1.0049 {4CDS} (2000)ª; Opera Depot OD 10240-4 {4CDRS} (2007)ª

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Recordings of Parsifal by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

Parsifal on Record by Jonathan Brown; HARRIS p.215; Opera on Record p.440; CELLETTI p.1119; Opera on CD (1) p.73 (2) p.81 (3) p.90; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.38-39, No.213 p.168; Der Opernführer - Parsifal; MET p.734; MET(VID) p.448; PENGUIN 532 ; American Record Guide Vol.57 No.2 April-March 1994 p.60, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; GIUDICI p.1154 (2) p.1816; The Gramophone April 2005 p.44

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Classical Express - Issue No.129 December 2000 p.3 [MT]

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CD COMPACT (Barcelona) - junio 2001 No.144 p.46 [CRS]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance at the Bayreuth Festival (see OPERA Festival Issue 1961 pp.56-57). The CDRs issued by «Opera Depot» are listed on their website: http://operadepot.com/members/ (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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Rienzi by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Edward Downes - 1976(RA)

Orchestra - BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra

Chorus - BBC Northern Singers

Rienzi - John Mitchinson

Irene - Lois McDonall

Steffano Colonna - Michael Langdon

Adriano Colonna - Lorna Haywood

Peace Herald - Elizabeth Gale

Paolo Orsini - Raimund Herincx

Raimondo - David Ward

Baroncelli - Adrian De Peyer

Cecco del Vecchio - Paul Hudson

Herald - Brian Cookson

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Compact Disc; - *Audio Encylopedia AE 003 - The Operas of Richard Wagner (A Mike; Richter CD-ROM) (1999)ª; Oriel Music Society OMS 146/5 {5CDS}; Mitridate «Ponto» PO 1040 {4CDS} (2005)ª

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Recordings of Rienzi by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

CELLETTI p.1079; PENGUIN p.538

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

Orpheus - September+Oktober 2006 S.59 [US]

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Opéra Magazine - No.5 mars 2006 p.76 [FL-2]

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Ópera Actual (Barcelona) - No.97 enero-febrero 2007 p.94 [MCP]

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Comments:- Recording of a performance broadcast by BBC Radio 3 on 27 June 1976. See Radio Times Issue dated 26 June - 27 July 1976 p.24.

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Siegfried by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Georg Solti - 1962(LI)

Orchestra - Covent Garden

Siegfried - Wolfgang Windgassen

Mime - Gerhard Stolze

Wanderer - David Ward

Brünhilde - Birgit Nilsson

Alberich - Otakar Kraus

Erda - Ruth Siewert

Fafner - Joseph Rouleau

Waldvogel - Barbara Holt

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Recordings of Siegfried by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.136; HARRIS p.233; Opera on Record p.393; CELLETTI p.1136; Opera on CD (1) p.68 (2) p.75 (3) p.84; L'Avant Scene Opéra No.14 p.132; MET p.721; MET(VID) p.441; PENGUIN p.542; Diapason No.405 juin 1994 p.44; Opera October 1995 p.1166; GIUDICI p.1115 (2) p.1777; American Record Guide Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (17 September 1962). This performance was broadcast by the BBC Third Programme . See Radio Times Issue dated September 15-21 1962 p.23.

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Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Georg Solti - 1971(LI)

Orchestra - Covent Garden

Chorus - Covent Garden

Tristan - Jess Thomas

Isolde - Birgit Nilsson

Brangaene - Josephine Veasey

Marke - David Ward

Kurwenal - Donald McIntyre

Melot - John Dobson

Hirt - John Lanigan

Steuerman - Gwynne Howell

Stimme eines jungen Seemans - Ermanno Mauro

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Compact Disc; - Omega Opera Archive 1623 (& 1389 & 2238); Opera Depot OD 10054-4 {4CDRS} (2007)ª

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Recordings of Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

Tristan und Isolde on Record by Jonathan Brown; Opera on Record p.363; CELLETTI p.1148; Opera on CD (1) p.64 (2) p.72 (3) p.81; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.34-45 p.196; MET p.692; MET(VID) p.428; PENGUIN p.548; Répertoire mars 1994 p.9; American Record Guide Mar/Apr 1994 p.59, Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57; Classic CD February 1995 p.32; BBC Music Magazine Oct 1995 p.49; Gramophone October 1995 p.40; GIUDICI p.1086 (2) p.1742; Opéra International février 1998 No.221 p.20; Wagner News Issue No.125 February 1998 pp.10-11 (list of recordings); The Gramophone September 2006 p.56

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (3 July 1971). This performance was broadcast by BBC Radio 3 (see Radio Times Issue dated 3-9 July 1971). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM). The CDRs issued by «Opera Depot» are listed on their website: http://operadepot.com/members/ (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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Die Walküre by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Erich Leinsdorf - 1961(STU)

Orchestra - London Symphony Orchestra

Siegmund - Jon Vickers

Sieglinde - Gré Brouwenstijn

Hunding - David Ward

Brünhilde - Birgit Nilsson

Wotan - George London

Fricka - Rita Gorr

Gerhilde - Marie Collier

Ortlinde - Julia Malyon

Waltraute - Margreta Elkins

Schwertleite - Joan Edwards

Helmwige - Judith Pierce

Siegrune - Noreen Berry

Grimgerde - Maureen Guy

Roßweiße - Josephine Veasey

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Black Disc; - *RCA Victor LD-6706 1-5 (1962)ª;; RCA Victor LDS-6706 1-5 (1962)ª; Decca 7BB125-9

Compact Disc; - Decca(London) 430 391-2 {3CDS}; *Decca 444 270/2-2 {3CDS}; Decca «Rouge Opéra» 467 071-2 {3CDS} (France) (2000)ª; Decca «The Compact Opera Collection» 470 443-2 {2CDS} (2002)ª

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Recordings of Die Walküre by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.132; HARRIS p.233; Opera September 1970 p.826 October 1970 p.922; Opera on Record p.393; CELLETTI p.1158; Opera on CD (1) p.68 (2) p.75 (3) p.84; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.12/13 p.148, No.228 p.122; MET p.148; MET(VID) p.438; PENGUIN p.551; Diapason No.405 juin 1994 p.4; Opera October 1995 p.1166 (video); Lyrica N.28 Anno III Aprile 1996 p.56; GIUDICI p.1115 (2) p.1777; American Record Guide Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57

This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - September 1962 p.157; January 1963 p.333; March 1973 p.1730 [AB]; May 1992 p.117

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American Record Guide - November 1962 Vol.29 No.3 p.168 [HG]: January 1963 Vol.29 No.5 p.403 [RJ] (open-reel tape)

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High Fidelity Magazine - November 1962 Vol.12 No.11 p.110, p.112, p.114 [CLO]: January 1963 Vol.13 No.1 p.99 [RDD] (open-reel tape)

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Wagner News - No.105 October 1994 p.12

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Stereophile - February 1998 (Vol.21 No.2) p.93 [RS]

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International Record Review - April 2003 pp.24-25 (mention) [MVA]

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Répertoire - No.138 septembre 2000 p.73 [LC]

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Comments:- See HIGH FIDELITY December 1961 p.36. Grace Hoffman was to have sung Fricks but was replaced, at the request (demand?) of Leinsdorf, by Rita Gorr. See «La Nilsson» pp.356-358.

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Die Walküre by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Georg Solti - 1965(LI)

Orchestra - Covent Garden

Siegmund - Ernst Kozub

Sieglinde - Gwyneth Jones

Hunding - Michael Langdon

Brünhilde - Amy Shuard

Wotan - David Ward

Fricka - Josephine Veasey

Gerhilde - Anne Edwards

Ortlinde - Margaret Kingsley

Waltraute - Ann Howard

Schwertleite - Yvonne Minton

Helmwige - Rae Woodland

Siegrune - Noreen Berry

Grimgerde - Maureen Guy

Roßweiße - Elizabeth Bainbridge

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Recordings of Die Walküre by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.132; HARRIS p.233; Opera September 1970 p.826 October 1970 p.922; Opera on Record p.393; CELLETTI p.1158; Opera on CD (1) p.68 (2) p.75 (3) p.84; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.12/13 p.148, No.228 p.122; MET p.148; MET(VID) p.438; PENGUIN p.551; Diapason No.405 juin 1994 p.4; Opera October 1995 p.1166 (video); Lyrica N.28 Anno III Aprile 1996 p.56; GIUDICI p.1115 (2) p.1777; American Record Guide Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57

Comments:- Recording of a performance in The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (23 September 1965; see OPERA November 1965 pp.843-845). This performance was broadcast by the BBC Third Programme (see Radio Times dated September 16 1965 p.48).

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Die Walküre by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor William Steinberg - 1965(LI)

Orchestra - Metropolitan Opera

Chorus - Metropolitan Opera

Siegmund - Jon Vickers

Sieglinde - Leonie Rysanek

Hunding - David Ward

Brünhilde - Birgit Nilsson

Wotan - George London

Fricka - Irene Dalis

Gerhilde - Carlotta Ordassy

Ortlinde - Beverly Bower

Waltraute - Mignon Dunn

Schwertleite - Gladys Kriese

Helmwige - Lynn Owen

Siegrune - Helen Vanni

Grimgerde - Joann Grillo

Roßweiße - Janis Martin

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Compact Disc; - Omega Opera Archive 1409 (& 1170); Celestial Audio CA 644 {3CDRS} (Australia) (2007)ª

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Recordings of Die Walküre by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.132; HARRIS p.233; Opera September 1970 p.826 October 1970 p.922; Opera on Record p.393; CELLETTI p.1158; Opera on CD (1) p.68 (2) p.75 (3) p.84; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.12/13 p.148, No.228 p.122; MET p.148; MET(VID) p.438; PENGUIN p.551; Diapason No.405 juin 1994 p.4; Opera October 1995 p.1166 (video); Lyrica N.28 Anno III Aprile 1996 p.56; GIUDICI p.1115 (2) p.1777; American Record Guide Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57

Comments:- Recording of a performance at the MET (6 March 1965). The recording issued by the Omega Opera Archive is listed in their online catalogue (see CLORLINK.HTM) and the CDRs issued by Celestial Audio are (were?) listed as new issues in their website in June 2007 (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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Die Walküre by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Ferdinand Leitner - 1967(LI)

Orchestra - Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires)

Chorus - Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires)

Siegmund - Richard Martell

Sieglinde - Gwyneth Jones

Hunding - Michael Langdon

Brünhilde - Birgit Nilsson

Wotan - David Ward

Fricka - Grace Hoffman

Gerhilde - Haydee de Rosa

Ortlinde - Lidia de la Merced

Waltraute - Carmen Burello

Schwertleite - Tota de Igarzábal

Helmwige - Carmen de la Mata

Siegrune - Marta Benegas

Grimgerde - Adriana Cantelli

Roßweiße - Tatiana Zlatar

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Compact Disc; - Premiere Opera Ltd. 1593-3 {3CDRS} (2004)ª; Opera Depot OD 10031-3 {3CDS} (2007)ª

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Recordings of Die Walküre by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.132; HARRIS p.233; Opera September 1970 p.826 October 1970 p.922; Opera on Record p.393; CELLETTI p.1158; Opera on CD (1) p.68 (2) p.75 (3) p.84; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.12/13 p.148, No.228 p.122; MET p.148; MET(VID) p.438; PENGUIN p.551; Diapason No.405 juin 1994 p.4; Opera October 1995 p.1166 (video); Lyrica N.28 Anno III Aprile 1996 p.56; GIUDICI p.1115 (2) p.1777; American Record Guide Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires (September or October 1967). The cast listed above is that given on the Teatro-Colón website (Hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM). There are two sets of Valkyries listed here and I have assumed that the it is the first set that is on the recording, but this may be incorrect. The CDRs issued by Premiere are listed in «Premiere Opera New CD Releases August 2004 Part II» and those issued by «Opera Depot» are listed on their website: http://operadepot.com/members/ (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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Die Walküre by Richard Wagner performed in German

Conductor Leopold Ludwig - 1969(LI)

Orchestra - San Francisco Opera

Siegmund - Jon Vickers

Sieglinde - Régine Crespin

Hunding - William Wilderman

Brünhilde - Nadézda Kniplová

Wotan - David Ward

Fricka - Margarita Lilowa

Gerhilde - Shigemi Matsumoto

Ortlinde - Sheila Marks

Waltraute - Claudia White

Schwertleite - Sheila Nadler

Helmwige - Carol Todd

Siegrune - Sylvia Anderson

Grimgerde - Donna Petersen

Roßweiße - Sona Cervená

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Compact Disc; - Mike Richter AE 201 (San Francisco Opera CD ROM) (1999)ª

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Recordings of Die Walküre by Richard Wagner are surveyed in the following publications:-

High Fidelity November 1961 Vol.11 No.11 p.132; HARRIS p.233; Opera September 1970 p.826 October 1970 p.922; Opera on Record p.393; CELLETTI p.1158; Opera on CD (1) p.68 (2) p.75 (3) p.84; L'Avant Scène Opéra No.12/13 p.148, No.228 p.122; MET p.148; MET(VID) p.438; PENGUIN p.551; Diapason No.405 juin 1994 p.4; Opera October 1995 p.1166 (video); Lyrica N.28 Anno III Aprile 1996 p.56; GIUDICI p.1115 (2) p.1777; American Record Guide Vol.65 No.4 July/August 2002 p.57

Comments:- Recording of a performance given by the San Francisco Opera in Los Angeles. Two dates are quoted on the CD-ROM (29 March 1969 & 26 October 1969). The former is almost certainly correct (see «The San Francisco Opera» p.266)

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Schwanda the Bagpiper by Jaromir Weinberger performed in English

Conductor James Robertson - 1959(LI)

Orchestra - Sadler's Wells Opera

Chorus - Sadler's Wells Opera

Schwanda - John Hargreaves

Dorota - Victoria Elliott

Babinsky - Charles Craig

Königin - Margreta Elkins

Magier - David Ward

Teufel - Howell Glynne

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Compact Disc - Omega Opera Archive 3035

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Recordings of Schwanda the Bagpiper by Jaromir Weinberger are surveyed in the following publications:-

CELLETTI p.1177

Comments:- Recording of a performance in the Sadler's Wells Theatre, London (9 January 1959). The performance on 14 January 1959 was broadcast by the BBC Third Programme. See OPERA February 1959 p.128. The CDRs issued by Omega are listed in their online catalogue (hyperlink in CLORLINK.HTM).

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Abbreviations

(STU), "Studio" Recording

(SE), "Studio" Recording of Excerpts

(STC), Composite "Studio" Recording made up from more than one source

(SCE), Composite "Studio" Recording of Excerpts from more than one source

(LI), "Live" Recording

(LE), "Live" Recording of Excerpts

(LC), "Live" Composite Recording from more than one performance

(LCE), Excerpts from more than one "Live" Performance

(RA), A Radio Performance

(RE), Excerpts from a Radio Performance

(RC), Composite Radio Performance from more than one broadcast

(RCE), Excerpts from more than one broadcast performance

(FI), Film or/and sound track of a film

(FE), Excerpts of an opera from a film or/and the sound track of a film

CELLETTI, Il Teatro d'Opera in Disco by Rodolfo Celletti - Rizzoli - 1988

EJS Discography, EJS: Discography of the Edward J. Smith Recordings - The Golden Age of Opera, 1956-71 by William Shaman, William J. Collins, and Calvin M. Goodwin - GreenwoodPress - 1994

GIUDICI, L'Opera in CD e Video by Elvio Giudici - il Saggiatore Milano - 1995. Second Edition - 1999 - is indicated by (2)

HARRIS, Opera Recordings - A Critical Guide by Kenn Harris - David and Charles - 1973

MARINELLI, Opere in Disco by Carlo Marinelli - Discanto Edizione - 1982

MET, The Metropolitan Opera Guide to Recorded Opera - edited by Paul Gruber - Thames and Hudson - 1993

MET(VID), The Metropolitan Guide to Opera on Video - edited by Paul Gruber - W.W. Norton & Co. Ltd. - 1997

More EJS, More EJS: Discography of the Edward J. Smith Recordings by William Shaman - William J. Collins - Calvin M. Goodwin - Greenwood Press 1999

NEWTON (Verdi), Verdi - Tutti i libretti d'opera edited by Piero Mioli

PENGUIN, The Penguin Guide to Opera on Compact Discs by Edwin Greenfield - Robert Layton - Ivan March - Penguin Books 1993

Discos Gramófono (Barcelona), Compañía del Gramófono Sociedad Anónima Española

Gramófono (Barcelona), Compañía del Gramófono Sociedad Anónima Española

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