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  1. Recorded Music and Publications
    Hi, Can you recommend a modern recording of Wagner's overtures, preludes and other orchestral works (with the prelude from Tristan and Isolde if possible)? I'm looking for best possible sound quality. Thanks.
  2. Opera
    Anyone here use this or have any opinions about it? I just signed up for the 7 day free trial and I've watched a few minutes of 2 operas already, Marriage of Figaro and Tristan Und Isolde, and they both have pretty atrocious sound quality. These are supposed to be HD quality so I figured they...
  3. Opera
    Greetings, Could you tell me which venues in Europe will perform Tristan und Isolde during season 2015/2016? And if they have English supertitles? Thank you very much. Cheers
  4. Opera
    Hi My name is Gaby and I am new here in the forum and Opera is one of my passions! I just recently heard the very sad news that the wonderful Jon Vickers passed away at age 88. He was an excellent Tenor and in my opinion, one of the greatest as Otello, along with Placido Domingo. He was also...
  5. Opera
    Some live audio feeds this year again. http://www.br.de/radio/br-klassik/themen/bayreuther-festspiele-br-sendungen100.html 25.07. | 15:57 CET Tristan und Isolde 27.07. | 17:57 CET Das Rheingold 31.07. | 17:57 CET Der fliegende Holländer
  6. Opera
    To a musicologist, it's no mystery that the first "Tristan" chords appeared long before the premiere of Wagner's opera in 1865. Versions of this chord have appeared in works as varied as Beethoven's 18th piano sonata, Mozart's Requiem, and even a song by Franz Liszt. What is certain, however...
  7. Opera
    I have read for years that Flagstad had the largest soprano voice of all time, but never had heard evidence for this from recordings till I ran across this example from Youtube. I have the Reiner Tristan but stumbled across this alternate recording of Isolde's Curse that is noticeably more...
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