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Lohengrin

February 17, 1998

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: February 17, 1998
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Label: Opera D'Oro
  • Copyright: (c) 2006 Opera d'Oro
  • Total Length: 3:26:09
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  • ASIN: B000QZQRO2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #591,930 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 5, 1999
Format: Audio CD
The cast of this Lohengrin is superb. Windgassen presents a genuinely moving portrayal of Lohengrin, especially in the monologue. In her debut season at Bayreuth, Nilsson offers a beautifully sung and well-characterized Elsa. Her silvery tone is perfect for the naive and inexperienced young woman. Varnay is an unparalleled Ortrud. Her frightening intensity makes other interpreters of this role pale by comparison. The climax of this recording is Act II, with Varnay's harrowing duets with her well-matched Telramund (Uhde) and Nilsson. Just listen to the way Varnay spits out the word "Gott." It will send shivers up your spine. She was a magnificent singing actress, and her performance is one factor that makes this recording such a gem.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 8, 1999
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Eugen Jochum leads an incredibly dynamic and powerful Lohengrin recorded live at Bayreuth in 1954. The entire cast is strong: Windgassen is good in the title role, and Birgit Nilsson is great as Elsa. However, I actually find the other "couple" in this opera, Friedrich and Ortrud (portrayed by Hermann Uhde and Astrid Varnay), to be even better. Their machinations are gripping and Varnay really sings the pants off her role. They make Act II one of the most enjoyable opera experiences I've heard on disc. In a limited role, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau is perfectly cast as The Herald. The orchestral playing is classic Jochum, rugged and never dragging. Considering its age, the recording quality is really quite good. Highly recommended.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 19, 2002
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I cannot say enough about this recording, so in order to not write on and on I will be as breif as possible. The cast is excellent!!! Just amazing! It is great to see the torch being passed from Varnay to Nillson! Act Two is a non-stop tour-de-force. Anyone who refers to Lohengrin as "Slow-and-grim," will be eating crow after listening to this performance. Varnay is THE Ortrud in my opinion, only challanged by Leonie Rysanek in the latter half of her career. Varnay's gargantuan voice personifies the blood-thirsty presence of Orturd, and the curse is simply amazing.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Stanley Hauer VINE VOICE on June 29, 2005
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Any Wagnerian should rush to purchase this set before it goes out of production. Hands-down the best "Lohengrin" on record, it preserves a performance from the golden age of Bayreuth. (Alas, look at the place now . . . ) Nilsson is incandescent, and Varnay's Ortrud is the standard by which all others are measured. Sound is good for its time.
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