View Poll Results: What's your favorite recording of Die Feen?

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  • Leo Wurmser, BBC Northern Orchestra, 1963

    0 0%
  • John Bell, Orchester des Internationalen Jugend-Fesrspieltreffens, 1967

    0 0%
  • Edward Downes, BBC Northern Orchestra, 1976

    1 20.00%
  • Wolfgang Sawallisch, Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, 1983

    2 40.00%
  • Sixten Ehrling, Wiener Staatsoper, 1983

    0 0%
  • Gabor Otvös, Teatro Comunale di Cagliari, 1998

    0 0%
  • Sebastian Weigle, Opern- und Schauspielhaus Frankfurt, 2011

    1 20.00%
  • Xiao Jun Chen, CMD German Opera Company of Berlin, 2016

    0 0%
  • I haven't heard it.

    1 20.00%
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Thread: Early Wagner – Favorite recording of Die Feen: Poll

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    Senior Member Meyerbeer Smith's Avatar
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    Default Early Wagner – Favorite recording of Die Feen: Poll

    This is a companion to WildThing's Wagner polls.

    Die Feen was Wagner's first completed opera (1833), but not produced until after his death (1888).

    Like his later works, it’s set in the Middle Ages, and involves magic and redemption. The plot echoes Mozart’s Magic Flute and anticipates Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten.

    A king marries a fairy; the other fairies order her to test her husband’s love – so she kills half his soldiers and throws his children into a fiery chasm. (Or does she?) He curses her, and she turns into stone. He goes into an underground kingdom, fights monsters and passes various tests, and at the end the couple are reunited.

    Forget the Ring and Parsifal, and think more of Weber and Marschner; it has some lovely music.

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    Birgit Nilsson singing arias from Die Feen (and Rienzi and the Dutchman):

    I voted for Sawallisch's recording.

    Ötvös's recording is on YouTube:
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    Heard only one:Wolfgang Sawallisch, Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, 1983.

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    I've only heard Downes' version (which I guess is the most complete one), so I'll refrain from voting.
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    I only have Otvos' recording. I like it, but perhaps a better recording is in order for me.
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