On a day like today in 1845, in Dresden, Richard Wagner’s Tannhäuser received its world premiere. Here are three audio recordings, all captured live, of Elisabeth’s solemn prayer, Allmächt’ge Jungfrau! All three are in the original German.
I've remastered Leonie Rysanek and Sigurd Bjorling's 1952 Flying Dutchman/ Der Fliegende Hollander Highlights LP with Wilhelm Schuchter conducting the Women's Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the Philharmonia Orchestra.
These recordings are out-of-copyright in the EU...