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    Opera # 18 - Wozzeck (Berg)

    Boulez: 3 votes (jflatter, notreally, schigolch)
    Böhm: 2 votes (Dins, MAuer)
    Abbado: 1 vote (Mika)
    Tom Brady: 1 vote (DarkAngel)



    1966 - Pierre Boulez - Opéra de Paris Orchestra & Chorus
    Wozzeck - Walter Berry
    Tambourmajor - Fritz Uhl
    Andres - Richard van Vrooman
    Hauptmann - Albert Weikenmeier
    Doktor - Karl Dönch
    1.Handwerkbursch - Walter Poduschka
    2.Handwerkbursch - Raymond Steffner
    Narr - Gérard Dunan
    Marie - Isabel Strauss
    Margaret - Ingeborg Lasser
    ----------------------------
    CBS «Masterworks» CD 79251 {2CDS} (1989)ª; Sony CD 79 251 {2CDS}; Sony Classical CSCR 8106-7 {2CDS} (Japan) (1990)ª



    1965 - Karl Böhm - Deutsche Oper Berlin Orchestra & Chorus
    Wozzeck - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
    Tambourmajor - Helmut Melchert
    Andres - Fritz Wunderlich
    Hauptmann - Gerhard Stolze
    Doktor - Karl Christian Kohn
    1.Handwerkbursch - Kurt Böhme
    2.Handwerkbursch - Robert Koffmane
    Narr - Martin Vantin
    Marie - Evelyn Lear
    Margaret - Alice Oelke
    --------------------------------
    DG 435 705-2 (+Lulu) {3CDS} (1992)ª



    1987 - Claudio Abbado - Wiener Philharmoniker - Wiener Staatsoper Chorus
    Wozzeck - Franz Grundheber
    Tambourmajor - Walter Raffeiner
    Andres - Philip Langridge
    Hauptmann - Heinz Zednik
    Doktor - Aage Haugland
    1.Handwerkbursch - Alfred Sramek
    2.Handwerkbursch - Alexander Maly
    Narr - Peter Jelosits
    Marie - Hildegard Behrens
    Margaret - Anna Gonda
    ------------------------------------
    DG 423 587-2 {2CDS} (1989)ª
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    Opera # 19 - Salome (Strauss)

    Solti: 6 votes (amfortas, DarkAngel, Dins, Itullian, notreally, StlukesguildOhio)
    Böhm: 1 vote (Txllxt)
    Karajan: 1 vote (jflatter)
    Leinsdorf: 1 vote (MAuer)
    Reiner: 1 vote (shigolch)
    Sinopoli: 1 vote (jhar26)



    1961 - Georg Solti - Wiener Philharmoniker
    Salome - Birgit Nilsson
    Jochanaan - Eberhard Wächter (Waechter)
    Herodes - Gerhard Stolze
    Herodias - Grace Hoffman
    Narraboth - Waldemar Kmentt
    Ein Page - Josephine Veasey
    Erster Nazarener - Tom Krause
    Zweiter Nazarener - Nigel Douglas
    Erster Soldat - Zenon Kosnowski
    Zweiter Soldat - Heinz Holecek
    Ein Cappadocier - Theodor Kirschbichler
    Ein Sklave - Liselotte Maikl
    Erster Jude - Paul Kuen
    Zweiter Jude - Stefan Schwer
    Dritter Jude - Kurt Equiluz
    Vierter Jude - Aron Gestner
    Fünfter Jude - Max Proebstl
    -----------------------------------
    Decca(London) 414 414-2 {2CDS} (1985)ª; Decca «Rouge Opéra» 458 722-2 (France) (1997)ª; Decca «The Solti Richard Strauss Edition» 458 700-2 {14CDS} (1998)ª; Decca 414 414-2 {2CDS} (1998)ª; Decca 475 7528 {2CDS} (2006)ª; Decca 000692102 {2CDS} (USA) (2006)ª



    1970 - Karl Böhm - Hamburgische Staatsoper Orchestra
    Salome - Gwyneth Jones
    Jochanaan - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
    Herodes - Richard Cassilly
    Herodias - Mignon Dunn
    Narraboth - Wieslaw Ochman
    Ein Page - Ursula Böse
    Erster Nazarener - Hans Sotin
    Zweiter Nazarener - Horst Wilhelm
    Erster Soldat - Kurt Moll
    Zweiter Soldat - Carl Schultz
    Ein Cappadocier - Franz Grundheber
    Ein Sklave - Willy Hartmann
    Erster Jude - Peter Haage
    Zweiter Jude - Jürgen Förster
    Dritter Jude - Kurt Marachner
    Vierter Jude - Heinz Kruse
    Fünfter Jude - Heinz Blankenburg
    -------------------------------------
    DG 445 319-2 {2CDS} (1994)ª; DG 445 491-2 (Richard Strauss/Karl Böhm Opera Edition) {21CDS} (1994)ª; DG «Double» 463 541-2 {2CDS} (1999)ª



    1978 - Herbert von Karajan - Wiener Philharmoniker
    Salome - Hildegard Behrens
    Jochanaan - José van Dam
    Herodes - Karl-Walter Böhm
    Herodias - Agnes Baltsa
    Narraboth - Wieslaw Ochman
    Ein Page - Rohangiz Yachmi(-Caucig)
    Erster Nazarener - Jules Bastin
    Zweiter Nazarener - Dieter Ellenbeck
    Erster Soldat - Gerd Nienstedt
    Zweiter Soldat - Kurt Rydl
    Ein Cappadocier - Helge von Bömches
    Erster Jude - Gerhard Stolze
    Zweiter Jude - Horst Nitsche
    Dritter Jude - Martin Vantin
    Vierter Jude - Gerhard Unger
    Fünfter Jude - Erich Kunz
    -----------------------------------
    EMI Angel 67159



    1968 - Erich Leinsdorf - London Symphony Orchestra
    Salome - Montserrat Caballé
    Jochanaan - Sherrill Milnes
    Herodes - Richard Lewis
    Herodias - Regina Resnik
    Narraboth - James King
    Ein Page - Júlia Hamari
    Erster Nazarener - Michael Rippon
    Zweiter Nazarener - Gwyn Griffiths
    Erster Soldat - Neil Howlett
    Zweiter Soldat - David Kelly
    Ein Cappadocier - Dennis Wicks
    Ein Sklave - Elizabeth Bainbridge
    Erster Jude - Kenneth MacDonald
    Zweiter Jude - Robert Bowman
    Dritter Jude - David Lennox
    Vierter Jude - John Brecknock
    Fünfter Jude - George Macpherson
    ------------------------------------
    RCA Victor «Gold Seal» GD 86644 {2CDS} (1990)ª


    1952 - Fritz Reiner - Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
    Salome - Ljuba Welitsch
    Jochanaan - Hans Hotter
    Herodes - Set Svanholm
    Herodias - Elisabeth Höngen
    Narraboth - Brian Sullivan
    Ein Page - Hertha Glaz
    Erster Nazarener - Alois Pernerstorfer
    Zweiter Nazarener - Emery Darcy
    Erster Soldat - Norman Scott
    Zweiter Soldat - Luben Vichey
    Ein Cappadocier - Osie Hawkins
    Ein Sklave - Paula Lenchner(-Schmidt)
    Erster Jude - Gabor Carelli
    Zweiter Jude - Thomas Hayward
    Dritter Jude - Alessio De Paolis
    Vierter Jude - Paul Franke
    Fünfter Jude - Gerhard Pechner
    ----------------------------------
    Myto 2 MCD 952 125 (+Aida - excerpts) {2CDS} (1995)ª; Myto 2 MCD 031 H073 {2CDS} (2003)ª; Bensar OL 11952 (BRO 125574) {2CDRS} (2005)ª; The Opera Lovers SAL 195201 {2CDRS} (2006)ª; Walhall «Eternity Series» WLCD 0201 {2CDS} (2007)ª



    1990 - Giuseppe Sinopoli - Deutsche Oper Berlin Orchestra
    Salome - Cheryl Studer
    Jochanaan - Bryn Terfel
    Herodes - Horst Hiestermann
    Herodias - Leonie Rysanek
    Narraboth - Clemens Bieber
    Ein Page - Marianne Rørholm
    Erster Nazarener - Friedrich Molsberger
    Zweiter Nazarener - Ralf Lukas
    Erster Soldat - William Murray
    Zweiter Soldat - Bengt Rundgren
    Ein Cappadocier - Klaus Lang
    Ein Sklave - Aimée Willis
    Erster Jude - Uwe Peper
    Zweiter Jude - Karl-Ernst Mercker
    Dritter Jude - Peter Maus
    Vierter Jude - Warren Mok
    Fünfter Jude - Manfred Röhrl
    ---------------------------------
    *DG 431 810-2 {2CDS} (1991)ª
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    Opera # 20 - Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti)

    Schippers: 3 votes (Dins, Itullian, jflatter)
    Karajan: 2 votes (notreally, schigolch)
    López-Cobos: 2 votes (MAuer, sospiro)
    Serafin (Philharmonia): 2 votes (Aramis, TxllxT)
    Prêtre: 1 vote (Itullian)
    Serafin (Fiorentino): 1 vote (DarkAngel)



    1970 - Thomas Schippers - London Symphony Orchestra - Ambrosian Singers
    Lucia - Beverly Sills
    Edgardo - Carlo Bergonzi
    Enrico - Piero Cappuccilli
    Raimondo - Justino Díaz
    Arturo - Adolf Dallapozza
    Alisa - Patricia Kern
    Normanno - Keith Erwen
    ------------------------------
    Westminster - The Legacy 471 250-2 {2CDS} (2002)ª



    1954 - Herbert von Karajan - Teatro alla Scala Orchestra & Chorus
    Lucia - Maria Callas
    Edgardo - Giuseppe di Stefano
    Enrico - Rolando Panerai
    Raimondo - Giuseppe Modesti
    Arturo - Giuseppe Zampieri
    Alisa - Luisa Villa
    Normanno - Mario Carlin
    --------------------------------
    EMI 66441



    1976 - Jesús López Cobos - New Philharmonia Orchestra - Ambrosian Opera Chorus
    Lucia - Montserrat Caballé
    Edgardo - José Carreras
    Enrico - Vincenzo Sardinero
    Raimondo - Samuel Ramey
    Arturo - Claes H. Ahnsjö
    Alisa - Ann Murray
    Normanno - Vincenzo Bello
    -------------------------------
    Philips 426 563-2 {2CDS} (1991)ª;; Philips «Duo» 446 551-2 {2CDS} (1996)ª;; Philips PHCP 20007-8 {2CDS} (Japan) (1996)ª; Decca «The Compact Opera Collection» 470 421-2 {2CDS} (2002)ª



    1959 - Tullio Serafin - Philharmonia Orchestra - Philharmonia Chorus
    Lucia - Maria Callas
    Edgardo - Ferruccio Tagliavini
    Enrico - Piero Cappuccilli
    Raimondo - Bernard Ladysz
    Arturo - Leonard Del Ferro
    Alisa - Margreta Elkins
    Normanno - Renzo Casellato
    --------------------------------
    EMI CDS 7 47440-8 {2CDS} (1987)ª; EMI CDS 5 56284-2 {2CDS} (1997)ª; Angel CDCB 7 47440; EMI CDCB 5 56284-2 {2CDS} (USA); EMI TOCE 8581-2 {2CDS} (Japan) (1995)ª



    1965 - Georges Prêtre - RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra - RCA Italiana Opera Chorus
    Lucia - Anna Moffo
    Edgardo - Carlo Bergonzi
    Enrico - Mario Sereni
    Raimondo - Ezio Flagello
    Arturo - Pierre Duval
    Alisa - Corinna Vozza
    Normanno - Vittorio Pandano
    ------------------------------
    RCA Victor GD 86504 {2CDS} (UK) (1988)ª; *Lyrica LRC 010 142 {2CDS}; RCA BVCC 8867-8 {2CDS} (Japan) (1995)ª



    1953 - Tullio Serafin - Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra & Chorus
    Lucia - Maria Callas
    Edgardo - Giuseppe di Stefano
    Enrico - Tito Gobbi
    Raimondo - Raffaele Ariè
    Arturo - Valiano Natali
    Alisa - Anna Maria Canali
    Normanno - Gino Sarri
    --------------------------------
    EMI CMS 7 69980-2 {2CDS} (1989)ª; EMI CMS 5 66438-2 {2CDS} (1997)ª; EMI CDMB 69980{2CDS} (USA); EMI CDMB 5 66438-2 {2CDS} (USA) ; Regis Records RRC 2006 {2CDS} (2004)ª; EMI Classics «Great Recordings of the Century» 562 747-2 {2CDS} (2004)ª; Naxos 8.110131/2 (+Historical Recordings 1910-1952) {2CDS} (2005)ª; EMI 5 86197-2 {2CDS} (2005)ª
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    Opera # 21 - Lohengrin (Wagner)

    Kempe: 4 votes (amfortas, jflatter, notreally, TxllxT)
    Sawallisch: 2 votes (DarkAngel, Itullian)
    Abbado: 1 vote (MAuer)
    Karajan: 1 vote (Aramis)
    Keilberth: 1 vote (schigolch)



    1962-63 - Rudolf Kempe - Wiener Philharmoniker - Wiener Staatsoper Chorus
    Lohengrin - Jess Thomas
    Elsa - Elisabeth Grümmer
    Ortrud - Christa Ludwig
    Friedrich von Telramund - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
    König Heinrich - Gottlob Frick
    Der Heerrufer des Königs - Otto Wiener
    ---------------------------
    EMI CDS 7 49017-8 {3CDS} (1988)ª; EMI «Great Recordings of the Century» CMS 5 67415-2 {3CDS} (2000)ª; EMI CDCC 49017 {3CDS} (USA)



    1962 - Wolfgang Sawallisch - Bayreuth Festival Orchestra & Chorus
    Lohengrin - Jess Thomas
    Elsa - Anja Silja
    Ortrud - Astrid Varnay
    Friedrich von Telramund - Ramón Vinay
    König Heinrich - Franz Crass
    Der Heerrufer des Königs - Tom Krause
    --------------------------------------
    Philips 446 337-2 {3CDS}; Decca 470 592-2 {3CDS} (2002)ª; Decca 478 0279 (10 Operas from the Bayreuth Festival) {33CDS} (2008)ª



    1990 - Claudio Abbado - Wiener Philharmoniker - Wiener Staatsoper Orchestra
    Lohengrin - Siegfried Jerusalem
    Elsa - Cheryl Studer
    Ortrud - Waltraud Meier
    Friedrich von Telramund - Hartmut Welker
    König Heinrich - Kurt Moll
    Der Heerrufer des Königs - Andreas Schmidt
    ----------------------------------
    DGG 437808



    1976 - Herbert von Karajan - Berliner Philharmoniker - Deutsche Oper Berlin Chorus
    Lohengrin - René Kollo
    Elsa - Anna Tomowa-Sintow
    Ortrud - Ursula Schröder-Feinen
    Friedrich von Telramund - Siegmund Nimsgern
    König Heinrich - Karl Ridderbusch
    Der Heerrufer des Königs - Robert Kerns
    ------------------------------------
    EMI 66519



    1953 - Joseph Keilberth - Bayreuth Festival Orchestra & Chorus
    Lohengrin - Wolfgang Windgassen
    Elsa - Eleanor Steber
    Ortrud - Astrid Varnay
    Friedrich von Telramund - Hermann Uhde
    König Heinrich - Josef Greindl
    Der Heerrufer des Königs - Hans Braun
    ------------------------------------------
    Teldec 4509 93674-2 {4CDS} (1994)ª; Naxos «Historical» 8.110308/10 {3CDS} (2005)ª; Membran 223056 {3CDS} (2006)ª
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    Opera # 22 - Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)

    Bychkov: 5 votes (jflatter, mamascarlatti, notreally, sospiro, TxllxT)
    Levine: 3 votes (Aramis, DarkAngel, jhar26)
    Khalkin: 1 vote (schigolch)
    Solti: 1 vote (MAuer)



    1990 - Semyon Bychkov - Orchestre de Paris - Saint Petersburg Chamber Choir
    Eugene Onegin - Dmitri Hvorostovsky
    Lenski - Neil Shicoff
    Tatyana - Nuccia Focile
    Olga - Olga Borodina
    Larina - Sarah Walker
    Filipjewna - Irina Arkhipova
    Gremin - Alexander Anisimov
    Triquet - Francis Egerton
    ------------------------------
    Philips 438 235-2 {2CDS} (1993)ª; Decca 475 7017 {2CDS} (2005)ª



    1987 - James Levine - Dresdner Staatskapelle Leipziger Rundfunkchor
    Eugene Onegin - Thomas Allen
    Lenski - Neil Shicoff
    Tatyana - Mirella Freni
    Olga - Anne Sofie von Otter
    Larina - Rosemary Lang
    Filipjewna - Ruthild Engert(-Ely)
    Gremin - Paata Burchuladze
    Triquet - Michel Sénéchal
    Zaretzky - Gunther Emmerlich
    Captain - Jürgen Hartfiel
    ------------------------------
    DG 423 959-2 {2CDS} (1989)ª



    1956 - Boris Khaikin - Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra & Chorus
    Eugene Onegin - Eugene Belov
    Lenski - Sergei Lemeshev
    Tatyana - Galina Vishnevskaya
    Olga - Larissa Avdeyeva
    Larina - Valentina Petrova
    Filipjewna - Eugenia Verbitskaya
    Gremin - Ivan Petrov
    Triquet - Andrei Sokolov
    Zaretzky - Igor Mikhailov
    -------------------------------
    *Legato Classics LCD-163-2 {2CDS}; BMG Melodiya 74321 17090-2 {2CDS} (1994)ª; Opera d'Oro OPD 1197 {2CDS}; Myto 2 MCD 032 278 {2CDS} (2003)ª; Melodiya MEL CD 10 00652 {2CDS}; Preiser 20051 {2CDS} (2007)ª



    1974 - Sir Georg Solti - Covent Garden Orchestra - John Aldis Choir
    Eugene Onegin - Bernd Weikl
    Lenski - Stuart Burrows
    Tatyana - Teresa Kubiak
    Olga - Júlia Hamari
    Larina - Anna Reynolds
    Filipjewna - Enid Hartle
    Gremin - Nicolai Ghiaurov
    Triquet - Michel Sénéchal
    Zaretzky - Richard Van Allan
    Captain - William Mason
    -----------------------------
    Decca 417 413-2 {2CDS} (1987)ª; Decca «Rouge Opéra» 455 892-2 (France) {2CDS} (1997)ª
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    Opera # 23 - Aida (Verdi)

    Muti: 3 votes (Itullian, jflatter, notreally)
    Karajan: 3 votes (schigolch, Darkangel, Jhar26)
    Karajan 2: 2 votes (Mauer, sospiro)
    Harnoncourt: 1 vote (TxllxT)
    Mehta: 1 vote (Dins)
    Solti: 1 vote (amfortas)



    1974 - Riccardo Muti - New Philharmonia Orchestra - Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music - Covent Garden Choir
    Aida - Montserrat Caballé
    Radamès - Plácido Domingo
    Amneris - Fiorenza Cossotto
    Amonasro - Piero Cappuccilli
    Ramphis - Nicolai Ghiaurov
    Il Re di Egitto - Luigi Roni
    Una Sacerdotessa - Esther Casas
    Un Messaggero - Nicola Martinucci
    ---------------------------------------
    EMI CDS 7 47271-8 {3CDS} (1987)ª; EMI CDS 5 56246-2 {3CDS}; EMI «Great Recordings of the Century» 67617 {2CDS} (2001)ª; Angel CDCC 47271 {3CDS}



    1959 - Herbert von Karajan - Wiener Philharmoniker - Singerverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Wien
    Aida - Renata Tebaldi
    Radamès - Carlo Bergonzi
    Amneris - Giulietta Simionato
    Amonasro - Cornell MacNeil
    Ramphis - Arnold Van Mill
    Il Re di Egitto - Fernando Corena
    Una Sacerdotessa - Eugenia Ratti
    Un Messaggero - Piero De Palma
    ------------------------------------------
    Decca(London) «Grand Opera» 414 087-2 {3CDS} (1989)ª; Decca «Rouge Opéra» 458 725-2 (France) (1997)ª; Decca «Legends» 460 978-2 {2CDS} (1999)ª; Decca 000830402 {2CDS} (USA) (2007)ª



    1979 - Herbert von Karajan - Wiener Philharmoniker - Wiener Staatsoper Chorus
    Aida - Mirella Freni
    Radamès - José Carreras
    Amneris - Agnes Baltsa
    Amonasro - Piero Cappuccilli
    Ramphis - Ruggero Raimondi
    Il Re di Egitto - José van Dam
    Una Sacerdotessa - Katia Ricciarelli
    Un Messaggero - Thomas Moser
    -----------------------------------
    EMI CMS 7 69300-2 {3CDS} (1986)ª; EMI 81877 {3CDS} (2007)ª



    2001 - Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Wiener Philharmoniker - Arnold Schönberg Chor
    Aida - Cristina Gallardo-Domás
    Radamès - Vincenzo La Scola
    Amneris - Olga Borodina
    Amonasro - Thomas Hampson
    Ramphis - Matti Salminen
    Il Re di Egitto - László Polgár
    Una Sacerdotessa - Dorothea Röschmann
    Un Messaggero - Kurt Streit
    ---------------------------------
    Teldec 8573 85402-2 {3CDS} (2001)ª; Warner Classics 2564 64348-2 {3CDS} (2007)ª



    1965 or 1966(STU) - Zubin Mehta - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma Orchestra & Chorus
    Aida - Birgit Nilsson
    Radamès - Franco Corelli
    Amneris - Grace Bumbry
    Amonasro - Mario Sereni
    Ramphis - Bonaldo Giaiotti
    Il Re di Egitto - Ferruccio Mazzoli
    Una Sacerdotessa - Mirella Fiorentini
    Un Messaggero - Piero De Palma
    -------------------------------------
    EMI CMS 7 63229-2 {2CDS} (1989)ª; EMI 4 79580-2 {2CDS} (France) (1995)ª; HMV «Classics» HMVD 5 73410-2 {2CDS} (1999)ª; EMI 358654-2 {2CDS} (2006)ª; EMI «Classics for Pleasure» 933732 (highlights) {1CD} (2007)ª



    1961 - Sir Georg Solti - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma Orchestra & Chorus
    Aida - Leontyne Price
    Radamès - Jon Vickers
    Amneris - Rita Gorr
    Amonasro - Robert Merrill
    Ramphis - Giorgio Tozzi
    Il Re di Egitto - Plinio Clabassi
    Una Sacerdotessa - Mietta Sighele
    Un Messaggero - Franco Ricciardi
    -----------------------------------------
    *Decca 417 416-2 {3CDS} (1987)ª; Double Decca 460 765-2 {2CDS} (1999)ª
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    Opera # 24 - Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach)

    Cluytens: 4 votes (Dins, Itullian, notreally, sospiro)
    Bonynge: 2 votes (DarkAngel, jflatter)
    Nagano: 1 vote (schigolch)



    1964 - André Cluytens - Orchestre de la Societé des Concerts du Conservatoire (Paris) - Choeurs René Duclos
    Hoffmann - Nicolai Gedda
    Olympia - Gianna D' Angelo
    Giulietta - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
    Antonia - Victoria de los Ángeles
    Coppélius - George London
    Dapertutto - Ernest Blanc
    Miracle - George London
    Nicklaus - Jean-Christophe Benoit
    Spalanzani - Michel Sénéchal
    Frantz - Jacques Loreau
    Schlemil - Jean-Pierre Laffage
    Crespil - Robert Geay
    Andres - Jacques Loreau
    Cochenille - Jacques Loreau
    Pitichinacchio - Jacques Loreau
    La Mère d'Antonia - Christiane Gayraud
    Lindorf - Nicola Ghiuselev
    Stella - Renée Fauré
    Nathanael - André Mallabrera
    Luther - Jean-Pierre Laffage
    Hermann - Jacques Pruvost
    Muse - Renée Fauré
    Second voice in the Barcarolle - Jeannine Collard
    ----------------------------------------------
    EMI CMS 7 63222-2 {2CDS} (1989)ª; EMI «Great Recordings of the Century» 5 67983-2 {2CDS} (2003)ª



    1971 - Richard Bonynge - Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Radio de la Suisse Romande Choir
    Hoffmann - Plácido Domingo
    Olympia - Joan Sutherland
    Giulietta - Joan Sutherland
    Antonia - Joan Sutherland
    Coppélius - Gabriel Bacquier
    Dapertutto - Gabriel Bacquier
    Miracle - Gabriel Bacquier
    Nicklaus - Huguette Tourangeau
    Spalanzani - Jacques Charon
    Frantz - Hugues Cuénod
    Schlemil - André Neury
    Crespil - Paul Plishka
    Andres - Hugues Cuénod
    Cochenille - Hugues Cuénod
    Pitichinacchio - Hugues Cuénod
    La Mère d'Antonia - Margarita Lilowa
    Lindorf - Gabriel Bacquier
    Stella - Joan Sutherland
    ---------------------------------------
    Decca(London) 417 363-2 {2CDS} (1986)ª; Decca «Rouge Opera» 455 865-2 (France) (1997)ª



    1994-96 - Kent Nagano - L'Opéra de Lyon Orchestra & Chorus
    Hoffmann - Roberto Alagna
    Olympia - Natalie Dessay
    Giulietta - Sumi Jo
    Antonia - Leontina Vaduva
    Coppélius - José van Dam
    Dapertutto - José van Dam
    Miracle - José van Dam
    Nicklaus - Catherine Dubosc
    Spalanzani - Michel Sénéchal
    Frantz - Gilles Ragon
    Schlemil - Ludovic Tézier
    Crespil - Gabriel Bacquier
    Andres - Gilles Ragon
    Cochenille - Gilles Ragon
    Pitichinacchio - Gilles Ragon
    La Mère d'Antonia - Doris Lamprecht
    Lindorf - José van Dam
    Stella - Juanita Lascarro
    ----------------------------------
    ERATO 0630-14330-2 {3CDS} (1996)ª
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    Opera # 25 - Don Carlos (Verdi)

    Giulini: 6 votes (amfortas, Itullian, jflatter, jhar26, notreally, schigolch)
    Abbado: 2 votes (mamascarlatti, sospiro)
    Karajan: 1 vote (DarkAngel)
    Molinari-Pradelli: 1 vote (Aramis)
    Pappano: 1 vote (TxllxT)



    1970 - Carlo Maria Giulini - Covent Garden Orchestra - Ambrosian Singers
    Don Carlo - Plácido Domingo
    Filippo II - Ruggero Raimondi
    Rodrigo - Sherrill Milnes
    Il Grande Inquisitore - Giovanni Foiani
    Un Frate - Simon Estes
    Elisabetta di Valois - Montserrat Caballé
    La principessa Eboli - Shirley Verrett
    Tebaldo - Delia Wallis
    Il Conte di Lerma - Ryland Davies
    Un Araldo Reale - John Noble
    Una voce dal cielo - María-Rosa del Campo
    ----------------------------------------
    EMI CDS 7 47701-8 {3CDS} (1987)ª; EMI «Great Recordings of the Century» CMS 5 67401-2 {3CDS} (2000)ª; Angel CDCC-47701



    1983-84 - Claudio Abbado - Teatro alla Scala Orchestra & Chorus
    Don Carlos - Plácido Domingo
    Philippe II - Ruggero Raimondi
    Rodrigue - Leo Nucci
    Le Grand Inquisiteur - Nicolai Ghiaurov
    Un Moine - Nikita Storojew
    Elizabeth de Valois - Katia Ricciarelli
    La Princesse Eboli - Lucia Valentini-Terrani
    Thibault - Ann Murray
    Le Compte de Lerme - Tibère Raffalli
    Un Hérault Royal - Antonio Savastano
    Un Voix D'En Haut - Arleen Auger (Augér)
    ----------------------------------------
    DG 415 316-2 {4CDS} (1985)ª



    1978 - Herbert von Karajan - Berliner Philharmoniker - Deutsche Oper Berlin Chorus
    Don Carlo - José Carreras
    Filippo II - Nicolai Ghiaurov
    Rodrigo - Piero Cappuccilli
    Il Grande Inquisitore - Ruggero Raimondi
    Un Frate - José van Dam
    Elisabetta di Valois - Mirella Freni
    La principessa Eboli - Agnes Baltsa
    Tebaldo - Edita Gruberova
    Il Conte di Lerma - Horst Nitsche
    Un Araldo Reale - Carlo Meletti
    Una voce dal cielo - Barbara Hendricks
    ---------------------------------------------
    EMI CMS 7 69304-2 {3CDS};; Musical Heritage Society MHS 534743 {3CDS} (USA) (1998)ª



    1972 - Francesco Molinari-Pradelli - Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus
    Don Carlo - Franco Corelli
    Filippo II - Cesare Siepi
    Rodrigo - Sherrill Milnes
    Il Grande Inquisitore - John Macurdy
    Un Frate - Paul Plishka
    Elisabetta di Valois - Montserrat Caballé
    La principessa Eboli - Grace Bumbry
    Tebaldo - Frederica Von Stade
    Il Conte di Lerma - Leo Goeke
    Un Araldo Reale - Rod MacWherter
    Una voce dal cielo - Lucine Amara
    -------------------------------------
    foyer 2-CF 2092 {2CDS}; Arkadia HP 618.3; Myto 2 MCD 022 261 {2CDS} (2002)ª; The Opera Lovers DON 197201 {3CDRS}


    1996 - Antonio Pappano - Orchestre de Paris - Théâtre du Châtelet Choir
    Don Carlos - Roberto Alagna
    Philippe II - José van Dam
    Rodrigue - Thomas Hampson
    Le Grand Inquisiteur - Eric Halfvarson
    Un Moine - Csaba Airizer
    Elizabeth de Valois - Karita Mattila
    La Princesse Eboli - Waltraud Meier
    Thibault - Anat Efraty
    Le Compte de Lerme - Scot Weir
    Un Hérault Royal - Scot Weir
    Un Voix D'En Haut - Donna Brown
    ----------------------------------------
    EMI CDS 5 56152-2 {3CDS} (1996)ª
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    Opera # 26 Rigoletto (Verdi)

    Bonynge: 5 votes (DarkAngel, Itullian, jflatter, notreally, sospiro)
    Giulini: 2 votes (mamascarlatti, MAuer)
    Perlea: 1 vote (Dins)
    Sanzogno: 1 vote (schigolch)
    Serafin: 1 vote (jhar26)
    Solti: 1 vote (TxllxT)



    1971 - Richard Bonynge - London Symphony Orchestra - Ambrosian Opera Chorus
    Rigoletto - Sherrill Milnes
    Gilda - Joan Sutherland
    Duca di Mantova - Luciano Pavarotti
    Sparafucile - Martti Talvela
    Maddalena - Huguette Tourangeau
    Giovanna - Gillian Knight
    Monterone - Clifford Grant
    Marullo - Christian Du Plessis
    Borsa - Ricardo Cassinelli
    Conte di Ceprano - John Gibbs
    Contessa di Ceprano - Kiri Te Kanawa
    Un paggio - Josephte Clement
    --------------------------------
    Decca(London) 414 269-2 {2CDS} (1985)ª



    1979 - Carlo Maria Giulini - Wiener Philharmoniker - Wiener Staatsoper Chorus
    Rigoletto - Piero Cappuccilli
    Gilda - Ileana Cotrubas
    Duca di Mantova - Plácido Domingo
    Sparafucile - Nicolai Ghiaurov
    Maddalena - Elena Obraztsova
    Giovanna - Hanna Schwarz
    Monterone - Kurt Moll
    Marullo - Luigi De Corato
    Borsa - Walter Gullino
    Conte di Ceprano - Dirk Sagemuller
    Contessa di Ceprano - Olive Fredricks
    Un paggio - Audrey Michael
    -----------------------------
    DG 415 288-2 {2CDS} (1985)ª; DG «The Originals» 457 753-2 {2CDS} (1999)ª; *Real Time Music «Ten Hits of Opera» 76 CDM 1212-1/2 {2CDS} (China)



    1956 - Ionel Perlea - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma Orchestra & Chorus
    Rigoletto - Robert Merrill
    Gilda - Roberta Peters
    Duca di Mantova - Jussi Björling
    Sparafucile - Giorgio Tozzi
    Maddalena - Anna Maria Rota
    Giovanna - Silvana Celli
    Monterone - Vittorio Tatozzi
    Marullo - Arturo La Porta
    Borsa - Tommaso Frascati
    Conte di Ceprano - Leonardo Monreale
    Contessa di Ceprano - Lidia Grandi
    Un paggio - Santa Chissari
    ---------------------------------
    RCA Victor «Gold Seal» GD 60172 {2CDS} ;; Great Opera Performances G.O.P. 66348 {2CDS} (2006)ª; Naxos «Historical» 8.111276-27 (+recital - Merrill) {2CDS} (2008)ª



    1961 - Nino Sanzogno - Santa Cecilia Orchestra & Chorus
    Rigoletto - Cornell MacNeil
    Gilda - Joan Sutherland
    Duca di Mantova - Renato Cioni
    Sparafucile - Cesare Siepi
    Maddalena - Stefania Malagù
    Giovanna - Anna Di Stasio
    Monterone - Fernando Corena
    Marullo - Giuseppe Morresi
    Borsa - Angelo Mercuriali
    Conte di Ceprano - Giulio Corti
    Contessa di Ceprano - Luisa Valle
    Un paggio - Maria Fiori
    ----------------------------
    Double Decca 443 853-2; Decca 444 362-2 (France) ; Decca «Rouge Opéra» 455 898-2 {2CDS} (France) (1997)ª



    1955 - Tullio Serafin - Teatro alla Scala Orchestra & Chorus
    Rigoletto - Tito Gobbi
    Gilda - Maria Callas
    Duca di Mantova - Giuseppe di Stefano
    Sparafucile - Nicola Zaccaria
    Maddalena - Adriana Lazzarini
    Giovanna - Giuse Gerbino
    Monterone - Plinio Clabassi
    Marullo - William Dickie
    Borsa - Renato Ercolani
    Conte di Ceprano - Carlo Forti
    Contessa di Ceprano - Elvira Galassi
    Un paggio - Luisa Mandelli
    --------------------------------------
    EMI CDS 7 47465-8 {2CDS} (1987)ª; EMI «Callas Edition» 5 56237-2 {2CDS} (1997)ª; Angel CDCB-47469 {2CDS};; Naxos «Historical» 8.111242/3 {2CDS} (2007)ª; Brilliant Classics «Opera Collection» 93932 {2CDS} (2009)ª



    1963 - Sir Georg Solti - RCA Italiana Orchestra - 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
    -------------------------------------
    RCA Victor GD 86506 {2CDS} (1988)ª; Lyrica LRC 010 112 {2CDS}; RCA Victor «Red Seal» 70785 {2CDS} (2005)ª
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    Opera # 27 - Elektra (Strauss)

    Solti: 8 votes (Aksel, DarkAngel, Dins, Itullian, jflatter, jhar26, notreally, TxllxT)
    Mitropoulos: 1 vote (schigolch)



    1966-67 - Sir Georg Solti - Wiener Philharmoniker - Wiener Staatsoper Choir
    Elektra - Birgit Nilsson
    Chrysothemis - Marie Collier
    Clytemnestra - Regina Resnik
    Aegisth - Gerhard Stolze
    Orest - Tom Krause
    Ein alter Diener - Leo Heppe
    Ein junger Diener - Gerhard Unger
    Die Schleppträgerin - Margarita Lilowa
    Die Vertraute - Margarethe Sjöstedt
    Der Pfleger des Orest - Tugomir Franc
    Die Aufseherin - Pauline Tinsley
    1. Magd - Helen Watts
    2. Magd - Maureen Lehane
    3. Magd - Yvonne Minton
    4. Magd - Jean Cock
    5. Magd - Felicia Weathers
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    Decca(London) 417 345-2 {2CDS} (1986)ª; Decca «Rouge Opéra» 455 889-2 {2CDS} (France) (1997)ª; Decca «The Solti Richard Strauss Edition» 458 700-2 {14CDS} (1998)ª; Decca(London) 417 345-2 {2CDS} (1998)ª; Decca 475 8231 {2CDS} (2007)ª



    1957 - Dimitri Mitropoulos - Wiener Philharmoniker - Wiener Staatsoper Choir
    Elektra - Inge Borkh
    Chrysothemis - Lisa Della Casa
    Clytemnestra - Jean Madeira
    Aegisth - Max Lorenz
    Orest - Kurt Böhme
    Ein alter Diener - Gyorgy Littasy
    Ein junger Diener - Erich Majkut
    Die Schleppträgerin - Karol Loraine
    Die Vertraute - Anny Felbermayer
    Der Pfleger des Orest - Alois Pernerstorfer
    Die Aufseherin - Audrey Gerber-Candy
    1. Magd - Kersten Meyer
    2. Magd - Sonja Draksler
    3. Magd - Sieglinde Wagner
    4. Magd - Marilyn Horne
    5. Magd - Lisa Otto
    ---------------------------------
    Orfeo C 4569 72 {2CDS} (1997)ª;; Opera d'Oro 1190 {2CDS} (1999)ª; Opera d'Oro «Grand Tier» OPD 7033 {2CDS} (2006)ª
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    Opera # 28 - Tannhauser (Wagner)

    Solti: 4 votes (Itullian, jflatter, jhar26, notreally)
    Sinopoli: 3 votes (amfortas, DarkAngel, TxllxT)
    Haitink: 1 vote (MAuer)
    Szell: 1 vote (schigolch)



    1970 - Sir Georg Solti - Wiener Philharmoniker - Wiener Staatsoper Chorus
    Tannhäuser - René Kollo
    Elisabeth - Helga Dernesch
    Wolfram von Eschenbach - Victor Braun
    Venus - Christa Ludwig
    Hermann, Landgraf von Thüringen - Hans Sotin
    Walther von der Vogelweide - Werner Hollweg
    Biterolf - Manfred Jungwirth
    Heinrich der Schreiber - Kurt Equiluz
    Reinmar von Zweter - Norman Bailey
    Hirt - Mitglied Wiener Knabenchor
    ----------------------------------------
    Decca(London) 414 581-2 {3CDS} (1986)ª; Decca 470 810-2 {3CDS} (2002)ª; Decca 470 600-2 (The Solti Wagner Collection) {21CDS} (2002)ª



    1988 - Giuseppe Sinopoli - Philharmonia Orchestra - Covent Garden Chorus
    Tannhäuser - Plácido Domingo
    Elisabeth - Cheryl Studer
    Wolfram von Eschenbach - Andreas Schmidt
    Venus - Agnes Baltsa
    Hermann, Landgraf von Thüringen - Matti Salminen
    Walther von der Vogelweide - William Pell
    Biterolf - Kurt Rydl
    Heinrich der Schreiber - Clemens Bieber
    Reinmar von Zweter - Oskar Hillebrandt
    Hirt - Barbara Bonney
    --------------------------------------
    DG 427 625-2 {3CDS} (1989)ª



    1985 - Bernard Haitink - Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
    Tannhäuser - Klaus König
    Elisabeth - Lucia Popp
    Wolfram von Eschenbach - Bernd Weikl
    Venus - Waltraud Meier
    Hermann, Landgraf von Thüringen - Kurt Moll
    Walther von der Vogelweide - Siegfried Jerusalem
    Biterolf - Walton Grönroos
    Heinrich der Schreiber - Donald Litaker
    Reinmar von Zweter - Rainer Scholze
    Hirt - Gabriele Sima
    --------------------------------------
    EMI CDS 7 47296-8 {3CDS} (1986)ª



    1942 - George Szell - Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus
    Tannhäuser - Lauritz Melchior
    Elisabeth - Helen Traubel
    Wolfram von Eschenbach - Herbert Janssen
    Venus - Kerstin Thorborg
    Hermann, Landgraf von Thüringen - Alexander Kipnis
    Walther von der Vogelweide - John Garris
    Biterolf - Osie Hawkins
    Heinrich der Schreiber - Emery Darcy
    Reinmar von Zweter - John Gurney
    Hirt - Maxine Stellman
    --------------------------------------------
    *Music and Arts CD-664-3 {3CDS}; AS Discs 1101-3 {3CDS}; Radio Years RY 26/28 {3CDS}; Archipel 0079 {3CDS} (2002)ª
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