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Karajan - The Opera Recordings

Karajan,Herbert Von
Release Date: 07/31/2015 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 002328102   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Georges BizetChristoph W. GluckFranz LehárFranz von Suppé,   ... 
Performer:  Heinz ZednikChristine BarbauxKatia RicciarelliJosé van Dam,   ... 
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraParis Opera ChorusSchöneberg Boys Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 70 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This box contains 70 CDs. See the complete listing of included albums after the summary below.

This limited-edition box concludes DG's series of 4 grand sets presenting the totality of Herbert von Karajan’s output for the label. Included are the 15 operas Karajan recorded for DG, 8 opera recordings for Decca, and one for Philips, plus 5 live recordings from the Salzburg Festival, including a bonus of Haydn’s The Creation.

The 70-CD box includes:

- 26 operas, recorded between 1958 and 1989, with Haydn’s Die Schöpfung from Salzburg as a bonus
- Two recordings of Der Rosenkavalier, one for DG (1982) and one live from Salzburg (1960)
- Two recordings
Read more of Tosca, one for DG (1979) and one for Decca (1962)
- The complete Ring cycle
- The classic La Bohème with Mirella Freni and Luciano Pavarotti
- Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus and Lehár’s Die lustige Witwe
- Wagner’s Parsifal with Peter Hofmann in the title role
- Original cover art
- 224-page illustrated book with extensive new liner notes by opera critic Jürgen Kesting
- Facsimiles of session reports from five famous recordings

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This set contains the following albums on 70 CDs:

Bizet: Carmen / Baltsa, Carreras, van Dam (3 CDs)

Gluck: Orfeo Ed Euridice / Simionato, Jurinac (2 CDs; only available in this set)

Lehár: Die Lustige Witwe / Harwood, Kollo, Stratas (2 CDs)

Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci / Bergonzi, Taddei, Carlyle (1 CD)

Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana / Cossotto, Guelfi, Bergonzi (1 CD; only available in this set)

Mozart: Don Giovanni / Ramey, Battle (3 CDs)

Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro / Tomowa-Sintow, Cotrubas, von Stade (3 CDs)

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte / Araiza, Mathis, van Dam (2 CDs)

Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov / Ghiaurov (3 CDs)

Puccini: La Bohème / Freni, Pavarotti (2 CDs)

Puccini: Madama Butterfly / Freni, Pavarotti (2 CDs)

Puccini: Tosca / Price, di Stefano, Taddei (2 CDs)

Puccini: Tosca / Ricciarelli, Carreras, Raimondi (2 CDs; only available in this set)

Puccini: Turandot / Ricciarelli, Domingo, Hendricks (2 CDs)

J. Strauss: Die Fledermaus / Gueden, Kmentt (2 CDs)

Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier / Della Casa (3 CDs)

Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier / Tomowa-Sintow (3 CDs)

Verdi: Aida / Tebaldi, Simionato, Bergonzi (2 CDs)

Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera / Domingo, Barstow (2 CDs)

Verdi: Don Carlo / Fernandi, Jurinac, Simionato (2 CDs; only available in this set)

Verdi: Falstaff / Taddei, Ludwig, Araiza (2 CDs)

Verdi: Otello / Del Monaco, Tebaldi, Protti (2 CDs; only available as part of a boxed set)

Verdi: Il Trovatore / Corelli, Price, Simionato (2 CDs)

Wagner: Parsifal / Hofmann, Vejzovic, Moll, van Dam (4 CDs)

Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / Janowitz, Thomas, Crespin, Dernesch (14 CDs)

Haydn: Die Schöpfung / Janowitz, Wunderlich, Prey (2 CDs; only available in this set)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Carmen by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Heinz Zednik (Tenor), Christine Barbaux (Soprano), Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano),
José van Dam (Bass Baritone), Alexander Malta (Bass), Jane Berbié (Mezzo Soprano),
Mikael Melbye (Baritone), Gino Quilico (Baritone), José Carreras (Tenor),
Agnes Baltsa (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Paris Opera Chorus,  Schöneberg Boys Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Language: French 
2.
Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Giulietta Simionato (Mezzo Soprano), Sena Jurinac (Soprano), Graziella Sciutti (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1959 
Venue:  Live  Salzburg Festival, Austria 
3.
Die lustige Witwe by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Teresa Stratas (Soprano), René Kollo (Tenor), Martin Vantin (Baritone),
Elizabeth Harwood (Soprano), Mechthild Gessendorf (Soprano), Manfred Röhrl (Bass),
Maria Theresa Reinoso (), Elke Grosshans (), Carol Pritchett (),
Kaja Borris (Mezzo Soprano), Catherine Ott (), Ernst Krukowski (Baritone),
Karl Renar (), Werner Krenn (Tenor), Donald Grobe (Tenor),
Zoltan Kélémén (Baritone), Werner Hollweg (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Venue:  Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin 
Length: 91 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: German 
4.
Ein Morgen, ein Mittag und ein Abend in Wien: Overture by Franz von Suppé
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1969 
Venue:  Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin 
Length: 8 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: German 
5.
Die leichte Kavallerie: Overture by Franz von Suppé
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1969 
Venue:  Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin 
Length: 7 Minutes 39 Secs. 
6.
Die Kartenschlägerin "Queen of Spades": Overture by Franz von Suppé
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1969 
Venue:  Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin 
Length: 8 Minutes 29 Secs. 
7.
Die schöne Galatea: Overture by Franz von Suppé
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1969 
Venue:  Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin 
Length: 7 Minutes 30 Secs. 
8.
Die Banditenstreiche: Overture by Franz von Suppé
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1969 
Venue:  Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin 
Length: 7 Minutes 9 Secs. 
9.
Dichter und Bauer: Overture by Franz von Suppé
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1969 
Venue:  Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin 
Length: 9 Minutes 49 Secs. 
10.
I Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Joan Carlyle (Soprano), Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor), Giuseppe Taddei (Baritone),
Giuseppe Morresi (Bass Baritone), Rolando Panerai (Baritone), Franco Ricciardi (Tenor),
Ugo Benelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1965 
Venue:  La Scala Theater, Milan, Italy 
Length: 77 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Fiorenza Cossotto (Mezzo Soprano), Adriane Martino (Mezzo Soprano), Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor),
Giangiacomo Guelfi (Baritone), Maria Grazia Allegri (Alto)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1965 
Venue:  Teatro Alla Scala, Milan, Italy 
Length: 80 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christine Barbaux (Soprano), Zoltan Kélémén (Baritone), Frederica Von Stade (Soprano),
Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano), José van Dam (Bass Baritone), Jane Berbié (Mezzo Soprano),
Tom Krause (Baritone), Kurt Equiluz (Tenor), Heinz Zednik (Tenor),
Anna Tomowa-Sintow (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 5/1978 
Venue:  Vienna 
13.
Don Giovanni, K 527 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alexander Malta (Bass), Gösta Winbergh (Tenor), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Bass),
Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Agnes Baltsa (Mezzo Soprano), Anna Tomowa-Sintow (Soprano),
Samuel Ramey (Bass), Paata Burchuladze (Bass)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague 
Date of Recording: 01/1985 
Venue:  Philharmonie, Berlin, West Germany 
Length: 178 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Edith Mathis (Soprano), Karin Ott (Soprano), Francisco Araiza (Tenor),
José van Dam (Bass), Gottfried Hornik (Baritone), Tone Kruse (Tenor),
Janet Perry (Soprano), Claudio Nicolai (Baritone), Anna Tomowa-Sintow (Soprano),
Agnes Baltsa (Mezzo Soprano), Hanna Schwarz (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 153 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: German 
15.
Boris Godunov by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Biserka Cvejik (Mezzo Soprano), Milen Paunov (Tenor), Najejda Dobrianova (Soprano),
Anton Diakov (Bass), Galina Vishnevskaya (Soprano), Ludovic Spiess (Tenor),
Martti Talvela (Bass), Sabin Markov (Bass), Alexei Maslennikov (Tenor),
Olivera Miljakovic (Mezzo Soprano), Zoltan Kélémén (Bass), Margarita Lilowa (Mezzo Soprano),
Leo Heppe (Bass), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Sofia Radio Symphony Choir  ... 
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/1970 
Venue:  Live  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 211 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
16.
La Bohčme by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Mirella Freni (Soprano), Rolando Panerai (Baritone),
Gianni Maffeo (Baritone), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass), Michel Sénéchal (Tenor),
Gernot Pietsch (Tenor), Hans-Dietrich Pohl (Baritone), Hans-Dieter Appelt (Bass),
Elizabeth Harwood (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Schöneberg Boys Choir,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1972 
Venue:  Jesus Christus Kirche, Berlin 
Length: 110 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17.
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano), Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor), Giuseppe Taddei (Baritone),
Fernando Corena (Tenor), Carlo Cava (Bass), Piero de Palma (Tenor),
Leonardo Monreale (Bass), Alfredo Mariotti (Bass), Herbert Weiss (Boy Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1962 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 113 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
18.
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Wolfgang Schneider (Bass), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor),
Mirella Freni (Soprano), Giorgio Stendoro (Baritone), Siegfried Rudolf Frese (Baritone),
Elke Schary (Mezzo Soprano), Evamaria Hurdes (Soprano), Erna Maria Mühlberger (Soprano),
Martha Heigl (Soprano), Marius Rintzler (Bass), Hans Helm (Bass),
Robert Kerns (Baritone), Michel Sénéchal (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1974 
Venue:  Sofia Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 145 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
19.
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Gottfried Hornik (Baritone), Heinz Zednik (Tenor), Francisco Araiza (Tenor),
Barbara Hendricks (Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor), Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano),
Ruggero Raimondi (Bass), Siegmund Nimsgern (Baritone), Piero de Palma (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1981 
Venue:  Musikvereinsaal, Vienna 
Language: Italian 
20.
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Waldemar Kmentt (Tenor), Erika Köth (Soprano), Walter Berry (Bass Baritone),
Erich Kunz (Baritone), Eberhard Wächter (Baritone), Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano),
Martin Klein (Tenor), Giuseppe Zampieri (Tenor), Erika Schubert (Mezzo Soprano),
Fernando Corena (Bass), Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), Renata Tebaldi (Soprano),
Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Mario Del Monaco (Tenor), Teresa Berganza (Mezzo Soprano),
Jussi Björling (Tenor), Leontyne Price (Soprano), Giulietta Simionato (Mezzo Soprano),
Ettore Bastianini (Baritone), Ljuba Welitsch (Soprano), Hilde Gueden (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1960 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna 
Length: 143 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: German 
21.
Die lustige Witwe: Es lebt eine Vilja...Vilja, o Vilja by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
22.
Domino by Louis Ferrari
Performer:  Fernando Corena (Bass)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1951 
23.
My Fair Lady: I could have danced all night by Frederick Loewe
Performer:  Birgit Nilsson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
24.
Lullaby by Felix Lavilla
Performer:  Teresa Berganza (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
25.
Passione by Vincenzo Alente
Performer:  Mario Del Monaco (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
26.
Il bacio by Luigi Arditi
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1860; Italy 
27.
Das Land des Lächelns: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1929; Vienna, Austria 
28.
Porgy and Bess: Summertime by George Gershwin
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
29.
Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Kurt Moll (Bass), Gottfried Hornik (Baritone), Heinz Zednik (Tenor),
Janet Perry (Soprano), Agnes Baltsa (Mezzo Soprano), Anna Tomowa-Sintow (Soprano),
Vinson Cole (Tenor), Wilma Lipp (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 
Language: German 
30.
Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Fritz Sperlbauer (Tenor), Josef Knapp (Bass), Hilde Gueden (Soprano),
Otto Edelmann (Bass), Sena Jurinac (Soprano), Erich Majkut (Tenor),
Siegfried Rudolf Frese (Bass), Giuseppe Zampieri (Tenor), Renato Ercolani (Tenor),
Erich Kunz (Baritone), Lisa Della Casa (Soprano), Judith Hellwig (Soprano),
Alois Pernerstorfer (Bass), Hilde Rössl-Majdan (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 
31.
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Kurt Equiluz (Tenor), Giulietta Simionato (Mezzo Soprano), Ettore Bastianini (Baritone),
Nicola Zaccaria (Bass), Laurence Dutoit (Soprano), Siegfried Rudolf Frese (Bass Baritone),
Rudolf Zimmer (Bass), Leontyne Price (Soprano), Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Venue:  Live  Salzburg Festival, Austria 
32.
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Wolfgang Witte (Tenor), Jean-Luc Chaignaud (Baritone), Placido Domingo (Tenor),
Josephine Barstow (Soprano), Florence Quivar (Mezzo Soprano), Sumi Jo (Soprano),
Goran Simic (Bass), Leo Nucci (Baritone), Kurt Rydl (Bass),
Adolf Tomaschek (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 135 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
33.
Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Marco Stefanoni (Bass), Ettore Bastianini (Baritone), Sena Jurinac (Soprano),
Giulietta Simionato (Mezzo Soprano), Cesare Siepi (Bass), Eugenio Fernandi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1886 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Venue:  Live  Salzburg Festival, Austria 
34.
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Eugenia Ratti (Soprano), Piero de Palma (Tenor), Arnold Van Mill (Bass),
Cornell MacNeil (Baritone), Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor), Giulietta Simionato (Mezzo Soprano),
Renata Tebaldi (Soprano), Fernando Corena (Bass)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Friends of Music Society Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
35.
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Ana Raquel Satre (Mezzo soprano), Nello Romanato (Tenor), Aldo Protti (Baritone),
Mario Del Monaco (Tenor), Tom Krause (Baritone), Fernando Corena (Bass),
Athos Cesarini (Tenor), Libero Arbace (Bass), Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Children's Choir,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1961 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna 
Length: 138 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
36.
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Giuseppe Taddei (Baritone), Rolando Panerai (Baritone), Janet Perry (Soprano),
Francisco Araiza (Tenor), Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
37.
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853-1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1967-70 
Venue:  Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Language: German 
38.
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Karl Ridderbusch (Bass), Martti Talvela (Bass), Josephine Veasey (Mezzo Soprano),
Simone Mangelsdorff (Soprano), Zoltan Kélémén (Baritone), Oralia Dominguez (Mezzo Soprano),
Donald Grobe (Tenor), Gerhard Stolze (Tenor), Robert Kerns (Baritone),
Helen Donath (Soprano), Anna Reynolds (Mezzo Soprano), Erwin Wohlfahrt (Tenor),
Edda Moser (Soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1967 
Venue:  Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 145 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: German 
39.
Siegfried by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Karl Ridderbusch (Bass), Gerhard Stolze (Tenor), Oralia Dominguez (Mezzo Soprano),
Catherine Gayer (Soprano), Jess Thomas (Tenor), Helga Dernesch (Soprano),
Thomas Stewart (Baritone), Zoltan Kélémén (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968-69 
Venue:  Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 240 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: German 
40.
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Thomas Stewart (Baritone), Zoltan Kélémén (Baritone), Karl Ridderbusch (Bass),
Gundula Janowitz (Soprano), Helga Dernesch (Soprano), Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano),
Catarina Ligendza (Soprano), Lili Chookasian (Mezzo Soprano), Edda Moser (Soprano),
Liselotte Rebmann (Soprano), Helge Brilioth (Tenor), Anna Reynolds (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871-1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1969-70 
Venue:  Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 275 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: German 
41.
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Ingrid Steger (Mezzo Soprano), Danica Mastilovic (Soprano), Jon Vickers (Tenor),
Thomas Stewart (Baritone), Lilo Brockhaus (Mezzo Soprano), Martti Talvela (Bass),
Carlotta Ordassy (Soprano), Cvetka Ahlin (Mezzo Soprano), Helga Jenckel (Mezzo Soprano),
Gundula Janowitz (Soprano), Régine Crespin (Soprano), Josephine Veasey (Mezzo Soprano),
Liselotte Rebmann (Soprano), Barbro Ericson (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1966 
Venue:  Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 236 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: German 
42.
Parsifal by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Dunja Vejzovic (Mezzo Soprano), Siegmund Nimsgern (Baritone), Victor von Halem (Bass),
Claes H. Ahnsjö (Tenor), Kurt Rydl (Bass), Marjon Lambriks (Soprano),
Anne Gjevang (Alto), Heiner Hopfner (Tenor), Georg Tichy (Bass),
Hanna Schwarz (Mezzo Soprano), Barbara Hendricks (Soprano), Janet Perry (Soprano),
Doris Soffel (Mezzo Soprano), Inga Nielsen (Soprano), José van Dam (Baritone),
Kurt Moll (Bass), Peter Hofmann (Tenor), Audrey Michael (Soprano),
Rohangiz Yachmi (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1882; Germany 
Length: 256 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: German 
43.
The Creation, H 21 no 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kim Borg (Bass), Gundula Janowitz (Soprano), Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor),
Gerhard Steeger (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Singverein
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 

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 GREAT SET July 23, 2015 By A. Ames See All My Reviews "The cool thing about this, which I will probably buy, is that the box is no larger than about4 regular opera sets. I really like the LP-style sleeves, and having all the libretti in one volume (presumably). Oh, and that ALL of HVK's DG & Decca sets are together. Coulda been done years ago. Now all we have to do is wait till EMI ('scuse me, Warner Classics) does the same thing with all his EMIs" Report Abuse
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