Wagner at The Met (25 CD Box Set)

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Wagner at The Met – Legendary Performances from The Metropolitan Opera (25 CD Box Set)
Composer: Richard Wagner
Release Date:  April 9, 2013
Orchestra: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Label:  Sony Classical

Wagner at The Met is the first authorized release of Richard Wagner’s operatic masterpieces, including the complete Ring Cycle, captured live in historic broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera. The recordings have been newly restored from the original sources and display the grandeur of these legendary, once-in-a-lifetime performances. The casts include such celebrated Wagnerians as Kirsten Flagstad, Lauritz Melchior and Hans Hotter, led by conductors including Fritz Reiner, George Szell, and Erich Leinsdorf. Includes a 128-page book with synopses and essays on each opera.


Der Fliegende Holländer (1950)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Artists: Hans Hotter, Astrid Varnay, Set Svanholm, Sven Nilsson

Tannhäuser (1954)
Conductor: George Szell
Artists: Ramon Vinay, Margaret Harshaw, Astrid Varnay, George London, Jerome Hines

Lohengrin (1943)
Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
Artists: Lauritz Melchior, Astrid Varnay, Kerstin Thorborg, Alexander Sved, Norman Cordon

Das Rheingold (1951)
Conductor: Fritz Stiedry
Artists: Hans Hotter, Set Svanholm, Lawrence Davidson, Margaret Harshaw

Die Walküre (1940)
Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
Artists: Kirsten Flagstad, Lauritz Melchior, Julius Huehn, Marjorie Lawrence, Karin Branzell

Siegfried (1937)
Conductor: Artur Bodanzky
Artists: Lauritz Melchior, Kirsten Flagstad, Friedrich Schorr, Karl Laufkötter, Eduard Habich

Götterdämmerung (1936)
Conductor: Artur Bodanzky
Artists: Marjorie Lawrence, Lauritz Melchior, Ludwig Hofmann, Dorothee Manski, Kathryn Meisle, Friedrich Schorr

Tristan und Isolde (1938)
Conductor: Artur Bodanzky
Artists: Kirsten Flagstad, Lauritz Melchior, Karin Branzell, Emanuel List, Julius Huehn

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1953)
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Artists: Victoria de los Angeles, Paul Schöffler, Hans Hopf, Gerhard Pechner, Josef Greindl

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Was so excited to get my hands on it! An amazing box set. Not leaving my house, listening to all of them on repeat

Meredith, May 2013
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