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Nilsson has always been the ideal Isolde and Windgassen is in surprising good voice as Tristan.
I read that this live recording of Tristan und Isolde performed by the Festival de Bayreuth Orchestra at the 1966 Festival is the consummate performance.
I now own several very important recordings of this opera and I have to admit I love them all, but this one might be the best all-around recording.
I put this out there to see whether anybody can confirm or deny it. No attempt to review here, but it must be a clear five stars. Read morePublished 5 months ago by david
for anyone who loves Wagner, this is a must CD to have in your collection. It is brilliant and wonderful to listen to.Published 11 months ago by Jeri Potter-Kullas
This is the third version of Tristan and Isolde I have had. I loved the first ( an LP ) which I think was the New York Philharmonic directed by Leonard Bernstein. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Annette Calvi
This is a brilliant recording, with fantastic performances top to bottom, but the discs are poorly manufactured. Read morePublished 14 months ago by John Kucich
The excitement of a live performance contributes to the enjoyment of a performance. I have never heard Birgit Nilsson sing with such involvement or technical prowess. Read morePublished on December 14, 2012 by Glenn D. Lefever
This is my favorite Wagner opera, I love the Arthurian tales. This is a dream cast for this opera. I don't normally think of Bohm as a Wagnerian, but his conducting on this... Read morePublished on March 19, 2012 by Joseph W. Giles
There is a claim to be made for the idea that Böhm's 1966 version of Tristan & Isolde does not constitute the only way to do this opera. Read morePublished on July 7, 2011 by G.D.
I've tried and I've tried - again and again and again....
....but Nilsson ruins this for me. Read more
Yes, this was my first complete opera CD. I had just listen to the prelude to the first act on TV and I guess I bite the bate! Read morePublished on December 2, 2009 by Paulo Martins