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For each of Talk Classical Top 272 Most Recommended operas, we'll be selecting the most recommended CD versions.

Opera # 1
Most recommended CD Box Set for Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner

Voters:
Solti: 7 votes (Aksel, amfortas, AnaMendoza, ChiTownPhilly, Elgarian, jhar26, Txllxt; also two more late votes: Couchie and DarkAngel)
Keilberth: 2 votes (jflatter, schigolch)
Haitink: 1 vote (MAuer)

Winner with 7 votes out of 10 (70%) among 5 nominees

Georg Solti, Wiener Philharmoniker, Studio, 1958/1962/1964/1965, Decca



Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner performed in German
Conductor Georg Solti - 1958(STU)
Orchestra - Wiener Philharmoniker
Wotan - George London
Fricka - Kirsten Flagstad
Loge - Set Svanholm
Mime - Paul Kuen
Alberich - Gustav Neidlinger
Freia - Claire Watson
Froh - Waldemar Kmentt
Donner - Eberhard Wächter (Waechter)
Erda - Jean Madeira
Fasolt - Walter Kreppel
Fafner - Kurt Böhme
Woglinde - Oda Balsborg
Wellgunde - Hetty Plümacher
Floßhilde - Ira Malaniuk
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Compact Disc; - Decca(London) 414 101-2 {3CDS} (1984)ª; Decca(London) 414 100-2 (Cycle) {15CDS}; Decca 455 555-2 (cycle) {14CDS}; Decca 455 556-2 {2CDS} Decca 470 600-2 (The Solti Wagner Collection) {21CDS} (2002)ª; Decca «Originals» 478 0382 {2CDS} (2008)ª

Die Walküre by Richard Wagner performed in GermanConductor Georg Solti - 1965(STU)Orchestra - Wiener Philharmoniker Siegmund - James King Sieglinde - Régine Crespin Hunding - Gottlob Frick Brünhilde - Birgit Nilsson Wotan - Hans Hotter Fricka - Christa Ludwig Gerhilde - Vera Schlosser Ortlinde - Helga Dernesch Waltraute - Brigitte Fassbaender Schwertleite - Helen Watts Helmwige - Berit Lindholm Siegrune - Vera Little Grimgerde - Marilyn Tyler Roßweiße - Claudia Hellmann ------------------------------------------------------------------
Compact Disc; - Decca(London) 414 105-2 {4CDS} (1984)ª; Decca(London) 414 100-2 (Cycle) {15CDS}; Decca 455 555-2 (Cycle) {14CDS}; Decca 455 559-2 {4CDS} Decca 470 600-2 (The Solti Wagner Collection) {21CDS} (2002)ª

Siegfried by Richard Wagner performed in German
Conductor Georg Solti - 1962(STU)
Orchestra - Wiener Philharmoniker
Siegfried - Wolfgang Windgassen
Mime - Gerhard Stolze
Wanderer - Hans Hotter
Brünhilde - Birgit Nilsson
Alberich - Gustav Neidlinger
Erda - Marga Höffgen
Fafner - Kurt Böhme
Waldvogel - Joan Sutherland
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Compact Disc; - Decca(London) 414 110-2 {4CDS} (1984)ª; Decca(London) 414 100-2 (Cycle) {15CDS}; Decca 455 555-2 (Cycle) {14CDS}; Decca 455 564-2 {4CDS} Decca 470 600-2 (The Solti Wagner Collection) {21CDS} (2002)ª

Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner performed in German
Conductor Georg Solti - 1964(STU)
Orchestra - Wiener Philharmoniker
Chorus - Wiener Staatsoper
Brünnhilde - Birgit Nilsson
Siegfried - Wolfgang Windgassen
Hagen - Gottlob Frick
Alberich - Gustav Neidlinger
Gunther - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Gutrune - Claire Watson
Waltraute - Christa Ludwig
Woglinde - Lucia Popp
Wellgunde - Gwyneth Jones
Floßhilde - Maureen Guy
First Norn - Helen Watts
Second Norn - Grace Hoffman
Third Norn - Anita Välkki
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Compact Disc; - Decca(London) 414 115-2 {5CDS} (1984)ª; Decca(London) 414 100-2 (Cycle) {15CDS}; Decca(London) 455 555-2 (Cycle) {14CDS}Decca 455 569-2 {4CDS} Decca 470 600-2 (The Solti Wagner Collection) {21CDS} (2002)ª

Runner-up with 2 out of 10 votes (20%) among 5 nominees:

Joseph Keilberth, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Live, 1955, Testament



Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner performed in German
Conductor Joseph Keilberth - 1955(LC)
Orchestra - Bayreuth Festival
Wotan - Hans Hotter
Fricka - Georgine von Milinkovic
Loge - Rudolf Lustig
Mime - Paul Kuen
Alberich - Gustav Neidlinger
Freia - Hertha Wilfert
Froh - Josef Traxel
Donner - Toni Blankenheim
Erda - Maria von Ilosvay
Fasolt - Ludwig Weber
Fafner - Josef Greindl
Woglinde - Jutta Vulpius
Wellgunde - Elisabeth Schärtel
Floßhilde - Maria Graf
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Compact Disc; - Testament SBT2 1390 {2CDS} (2006)ª; Testament SBT 141412 (cycle) {14CDS} (2008)ª

Die Walküre by Richard Wagner performed in German
Conductor Joseph Keilberth - 1955(LI)
Orchestra - Bayreuth Festival
Siegmund - Ramón Vinay
Sieglinde - Astrid Varnay
Hunding - Josef Greindl
Brünhilde - Martha Mödl
Wotan - Hans Hotter
Fricka - Georgine von Milinkovic
Gerhilde - Hertha Wilfert
Ortlinde - Gerda Lammers
Waltraute - Elisabeth Schärtel
Schwertleite - Maria von Ilosvay
Helmwige - Hilde Scheppan
Siegrune - Jean Watson
Grimgerde - Georgine von Milinkovic
Roßweiße - Maria Graf
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Compact Disc; - Walhall «Eternity Series» WLCD 0177 {3CDS} (2006)ª; Testament SBT 41432 (+Tannhäuser - excerpts) {4CDS}

Siegfried by Richard Wagner performed in German
Conductor Joseph Keilberth - 1955(LC)
Orchestra - Bayreuth Festival
Siegfried - Wolfgang Windgassen
Mime - Paul Kuen
Wanderer - Hans Hotter
Brünhilde - Astrid Varnay
Alberich - Gustav Neidlinger
Erda - Maria von Ilosvay
Fafner - Josef Greindl
Waldvogel - Ilse Hollweg
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Compact Disc; - Testament SBT4 1392 {4CDS} (2006)ª; Testament SBT 141412 (cycle) {14CDS} (2008)ª

Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner performed in German
Conductor Joseph Keilberth - 1955(LC;Varnay)
Orchestra - Bayreuth Festival
Chorus - Bayreuth Festival
Brünnhilde - Astrid Varnay
Siegfried - Wolfgang Windgassen
Hagen - Josef Greindl
Alberich - Gustav Neidlinger
Gunther - Hermann Uhde
Gutrune - Gré Brouwenstijn
Waltraute - Maria von Ilosvay
Woglinde - Jutta Vulpius
Wellgunde - Elisabeth Schärtel
Floßhilde - Maria Graf
First Norn - Maria von Ilosvay
Second Norn - Georgine von Milinkovic
Third Norn - Mina Bolotine
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Compact Disc; - Testament SBT4 1393 {4CDS} (2006)ª; Testament SBT 141412 (cycle) {14CDS} (2008)ª

Given the special case represented by Der Ring des Nibelungen, we also conducted a vote for isolated operas - results will be provided without details:

Das Rheingold - Solti 3.5 votes, Karajan 0.5 vote

Die Walküre - Karajan 1 vote (mention is made of 1962 Leinsdorf/LSO; 1941 Leinsdorf/Met; and Keilberth first and second versions), 1962 Leinsdorf 1 vote, Solti 2 votes

Siegfried - Keilberth 2 votes (mention is made of Bohm), Solti 2 votes

Götterdämmerung - Solti 2 votes, Keilberth 1 vote, Karajan 1 vote

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Opera # 2 - Richard Wagner's Tristan und Isolde

Bohm: 4 votes (Air, amfortas, Elgarian, jflatter)
Furtwangler: 3 votes (Aksel, schigolch, TxllxT)
Barenboim: 1 vote (MAuer)

Winner, 4 votes in 9 (44.4%), out of 4 nominees




Conductor Karl Böhm - 1966(LC)

Orchestra - Bayreuth Festival

Chorus - Bayreuth Festival
Tristan - Wolfgang Windgassen

Isolde - Birgit Nilsson

Brangaene - Christa Ludwig

Marke - Martti Talvela

Kurwenal - Eberhard Wächter (Waechter)

Melot - Claude Heater

Hirt - Erwin Wohlfahrt

Steuerman - Gerd Nienstedt

Stimme eines jungen Seemanns - Peter Schreier

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{3CDS} (1992)ª; DG «The Originals» 449 772-2 {3CDS};; Decca 478 0279 (10 Operas from the Bayreuth Festival) {33CDS} (2008)ª

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Runner-up, 3 votes in 9 (33.3%), out of 4 nominees



Conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler - 1952(STU)


Orchestra - Philharmonia Orchestra

Chorus - Covent Garden
Tristan - Ludwig Suthaus

Isolde - Kirsten Flagstad

Brangaene - Blanche Thebom

Marke - Josef Greindl

Kurwenal - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Melot - Edgar Evans

Hirt - Rudolf Schock

Steuerman - Rhoderick (Rhydderch) Davies

Stimme eines jungen Seemanns - Rudolf Schock

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Compact Disc; - EMI CDS 7 47322-8 {4CDS} (1986)ª; EMI CDS 5 56254-2 {4CDS}; EMI «Great Recordings of the Century» CMS 5 67621-2;; {4CDS} (2001)ª; Angel CDC-47321 {4CDS} EMI TOCE 8448/51 {4CDS} (Japan); EMI TOCE 9548-61 {4CDS} (Japan) (1997)ª; Regis Records RRC 4004 {4CDS} (2004)ª; Naxos «Historical» 8.110321-24 {4CDS} (2004)ª; EMI Classics «Historical» 585 8732 {4CDS} (2004)ª; Membran 221921 {4CDS} (2004)ª; Membran 223061 {4CDS} (2006)ª; Brilliant Classics «Opera Collection» 93933 {4CDS} (2009)ª

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Discussion Starter · #2 · (Edited)
Opera # 3
Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro
Most recommended CD version

Voters:
Jacobs: 4 votes (Elgarian, HarpsichordConcerto, mamascarlatti, sospiro)
Giulini: 3 votes (DarkAngel, jflatter, Txllxt)
Kleiber: 3 votes (Air, amfortas, schigolch)
Solti: 2 votes (Couchie, jhar26)
Mehta: 1 vote (MAuer)

Winner with 4 votes out of 13 votes (30.8%) among 5 nominated versions:



2003 (STU) -
René Jacobs - Concerto Köln
Chorus - Collegium Vocale de Gand (Gent)
Figaro - Lorenzo Regazzo
Susanna - Patrizia Ciofi
Conte Almaviva - Simon Keenlyside
Contessa Almaviva - Véronique Gens
Cherubino - Angelika Kirchschlager
Marcellina - Marie McLaughlin
Bartolo - Antonio Abete
Basilio - Kobie van Rensburg
Curzio - Kobie van Rensburg
Antonio - Antonio Abete
Barbarina - Núria Rial
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Compact Disc; - Harmonia Mundi France HMC 801 818-20 {3xSACD-CD hybrid discs} (2004)


Runners-up, tied with 3 votes each (23%)



1955 (STU) - Erich Kleiber - Wiener Philharmoniker
Chorus - Wiener Staatsoper
Figaro - Cesare Siepi
Susanna - Hilde Güden (Gueden)
Conte Almaviva - Alfred Poell
Contessa Almaviva - Lisa Della Casa
Cherubino - Suzanne Danco
Marcellina - Hilde Rössl-Majdan
Bartolo - Fernando Corena
Basilio - Murray Dickie
Curzio - Hugo Meyer-Welfing
Antonio - Harald Pröglhoff
Barbarina - Anny Felbermayer
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Compact Disc; - Decca «Grand Opera Series» 417 315-2 {3CDS} (1990); Decca «Legends» 466 369-2 {3CDS} (1999); Membran 222932-370 {3CDS} (2006)




Alternative covers:


1960 (STU) - Carlo Maria Giulini - Philharmonia Orchestra
Chorus - Philharmonia Chorus
Figaro - Giuseppe Taddei
Susanna - Anna Moffo
Conte Almaviva - Eberhard Wächter (Waechter)
Contessa Almaviva - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Cherubino - Fiorenza Cossotto
Marcellina - Dora Gatta
Bartolo - Ivo Vinco
Basilio - Renato Ercolani
Curzio - Renato Ercolani
Antonio - Piero Cappuccilli
Barbarina - Elisabetta Fusco
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Compact Disc; - EMI CMS 7 63266 2 {2CDS} (1990); Angel CDMB-63266 {2CDS};; EMI 358602-2 {2CDS} (2006)
 
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Opera # 4, Handel's Giulio Cesare
Most recommended CD Version

Voters - Jacobs: 4 votes (Elgarian, HarpsichordConcerto, jhar26, mamascarlatti)
Minkowski: 2 votes (schigolch, Txllxt)
Petrou: 1 vote (DarkAngel)

Winner with 4 votes out of 7 (57%) among 3 nominated versions:



1991(STU) - René Jacobs - Concerto Köln
Giulio Cesare - Jennifer Larmore
Cleopatra - Barbara Schlick
Cornelia - Bernada Fink
Sesto - Marianne Rørholm
Tolomeo - Derek Lee Ragin
Achilla - Furio Zanasi
Curio - Olivier Lallouette
Nireno - Dominique Visse
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Compact Disc; - Harmonia Mundi (France) HMC 90 1385-87 {4CDS} (1992)ª; Harmonia Mundi (France) KKCC 103-6 (Japan) (1992)ª; Harmonia Mundi (France) HMX 290 1385/7 {3CDS} (2003)ª; Harmonia Mundi (France) HMX 2908241.49 (+Rinaldo +Flavio) {9CDS} + 1CD (bonus) (2008)ª


Runner-up with 2 votes out of 7 (28.6%)



2002(LC) - Marc Minkowski - Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble
Giulio Cesare - Marjana Mijanovic
Cleopatra - Magdalena Kozemá
Cornelia - Charlotte Hellekant
Sesto - Anne Sofie von Otter

Tolomeo - Bejun Mehta

Achilla - Alan Ewing

Curio - Jean-Michel Ankaoua

Nireno - Pascal Bertin

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Compact Disc; - DG Archiv 474 210-2 {3CDS} (2003)ª


OPERA # 5, LES TROYENS (BERLIOZ)

Davis (ROH): 4 votes (Almaviva, DarkAngel, jflatter, schigolch)
Dutoit: 3 votes (Couchie, sospiro, TxllxT)
Davis (LSO): 1 vote (mamascarlatti)

WINNER WITH 4 VOTES (50%) OUT OF 8, AMONG 3 NOMINATED VERSIONS:



1969 - Sir Colin Davis - Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, The Wandsworth School Boys' Choir

Enée - Jon Vickers
Chorèbe - Peter Glossop
Panthée - Anthony Raffell
Narbal - Roger Soyer
Ascagne - Anne Howells
Cassandre - Berit Lindholm
Didon - Josephine Veasey
Anna - Heather Begg
Hylas - Ryland Davies
Priam - Pierre Thau
Hécube - Elizabeth Bainbridge
Iopas - Ian Partridge
Helenus - David Lennox
Un chef grec - Dennis Wicks
Un soldat troyen - Pierre Thau
1re sentinelle - Raimund Herincx
2e sentinelle - Dennis Wicks
L'Ombre d'Hector - Roger Soyer
Le spectre de Cassandre - Elizabeth Bainbridge
Le spectre d'Priam - Raimund Herincx
Le spectre de Chorèbe - Peter Glossop
Mercure - Pierre Thau
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Audio CD: Philips Cat: 416 432-2

RUNNER-UP WITH 3 VOTES (37.5%):



1994 - Charles Dutoit - Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Choeur de l'Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

Enée - Gary Lakes
Chorèbe - Gino Quilico
Panthée - Michel Philippe
Narbal - Jean-Philippe Courtis
Ascagne - Catherine Dubosc
Cassandre - Deborah Voigt
Didon - Françoise Pollet
Anna - Hélène Perraguin
Hylas - John Mark Ainsley
Priam - René Schirrer
Hécube - Claudine Carlson
Iopas - Jean-Luc Maurette
Un chef grec - Marc Belleau
1re sentinelle - René Schirrer
2e sentinelle - Marc Belleau
L'Ombre d'Hector - Marc Belleau
Le spectre de Cassandre - Deborah Voigt
Le spectre d'Priam - René Schirrer
Le spectre de Chorèbe - Gino Quilico
Mercure - Michel Beauchemin
Sinon - Gregory Cross
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Audio CD: Decca Cat: 443693

ALSO NOMINATED:



2000 - Sir Colin Davis - London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus
(Live audio recording)

Enée - Ben Heppner
Chorèbe - Peter Mattei
Panthée - Tigran Martirossian
Narbal - Stephen Milling
Ascagne - Isabelle Cals
Cassandre - Petra Lang
Didon - Michelle DeYoung
Anna - Sara Mingardo
Hylas - Toby Spence
Priam - Alan Ewing
Hécube - Guang Yang
Iopas - Kenneth Tarver
Helenus - Bülent Bezdüz
Un chef grec - Marc Stone
Un soldat troyen - Leigh Melrose
1re sentinelle - Andrew Greenan
2e sentinelle - Roderick Earle
L'Ombre d'Hector - Orlin Annastassov
Le spectre de Cassandre - Petra Lang
Le spectre d'Priam - Alan Ewing
Le spectre de Chorèbe - Peter Mattei
Mercure - Leigh Melrose
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Audio CD: LSO Live Cat: LSO0010
 

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Discussion Starter · #4 · (Edited)
OPERA # 6 DON GIOVANNI

Giulini: 4 votes (Couchie, DarkAngel, jflatter, jhar26)
Jacobs: 3 votes (Elgarian, HarpsichordConcerto, mamascarlatti)
Krips: 2 votes (Air, StLukesguildOhio)
Abbado: 1 vote (sospiro)
Bohm: 1 vote (MAuer)
Furtwangler: 1 vote (schigolch)
Harnoncourt: 1 vote (TxllxT)

Winner with 4 votes out of 15 (26.6%) out of 7 nominated versions:


1959 - Carlo Maria Guilini - Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus
Don Giovanni - Eberhard Wächter (Waechter)
Donna Anna - Joan Sutherland
Don Ottavio - Luigi Alva
Donna Elvira - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Leoporello - Giuseppe Taddei
Il Commendatore - Gottlob Frick
Masetto - Piero Cappuccilli
Zerlina - Graziella Sciutti
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EMI CDS 7 47260-8 {3CDS} (1987)ª; EMI CDS 5 56232-2 {3CDS}; Angel CDCC-47260 {3CDS} (1987)ª; EMI «Great Recordings of the Century» 567 8692 {3CDS} (2002)ª

Runner-up with 3 votes out of 15 (20%):


2006 - René Jacobs - Freiburger Barockorchester - RIAS Kammerchor
Don Giovanni - Johannes Weisser
Donna Anna - Olga Pasiecznik (Pasichnyk)
Don Ottavio - Kenneth Tarver
Donna Elvira - Alexandrina Pendachanska
Leoporello - Lorenzo Regazzo
Il Commendatore - Alessandro Guerzoni
Masetto - Nikolay Borchev
Zerlina - Sunhae Im
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Harmonia Mundi France HMC 901964/66 {3CDS} (2007)ª; Harmonia Mundi France HMC 801964/66 {3SACDS} (2007)ª

Other nominated versions:


1955 - Josef Krips - Wiener Philharmoniker - Wiener Staatsoper
Don Giovanni - Cesare Siepi
Donna Anna - Suzanne Danco
Don Ottavio - Anton Dermota
Donna Elvira - Lisa Della Casa
Leoporello - Fernando Corena
Il Commendatore - Kurt Böhme
Masetto - Walter Berry
Zerlina - Hilde Güden (Gueden)
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Decca 411 626-2 {3CDS} (1989)ª; Decca «Legends» 466 389-2 {3CDS} (2000)ª; Membran 223479 {3CDS} (2006)ª


1997 - Claudio Abbado - Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Coro di Ferrara Musica
Don Giovanni - Simon Keenlyside
Donna Anna - Carmela Remigio
Don Ottavio - Uwe Heilmann
Donna Elvira - Soile Isokoski
Leoporello - Bryn Terfel
Il Commendatore - Matti Salminen
Masetto - Ildebrando d' Arcangelo
Zerlina - Patrizia Pace
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DG 457 601-2 {3CDS} (1998)ª; DG 474 9962 {3SACDS} (2004)ª


1977 - Karl Böhm - Wiener Philharmoniker - Wiener Staatsoper
Don Giovanni - Sherrill Milnes
Donna Anna - Anna Tomowa-Sintow
Don Ottavio - Peter Schreier
Donna Elvira - Teresa Zylis-Gara
Leoporello - Walter Berry
Il Commendatore - John Macurdy
Masetto - Dale Duesing
Zerlina - Edith Mathis
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DG 477 5655 {3CDS} (2007)ª


1953 - Wilhelm Furtwängler - Wiener Philharmoniker - Wiener Staatsoper
Don Giovanni - Cesare Siepi
Donna Anna - Elisabeth Grümmer
Don Ottavio - Anton Dermota
Donna Elvira - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Leoporello - Otto Edelmann
Il Commendatore - Raffaele Ariè
Masetto - Walter Berry
Zerlina - Erna Berger
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Gala GL 100.602 {3CDS}; Music & Arts MACD 1129 {3CDS} (2004)ª; Orfeo C 624 043D {3CDS} (2005)ª; Encore CD 102-3 {3CRS} (2005)ª


1988 - Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam - Netherlands Opera Chorus
Don Giovanni - Thomas Hampson
Donna Anna - Edita Gruberova
Don Ottavio - Hans Peter Blochwitz
Donna Elvira - Roberta Alexander
Leoporello - László Polgár
Il Commendatore - Robert Holl
Masetto - Anton Scharinger
Zerlina - Barbara Bonney
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Teldec 244 184-2 {3CDS} (1990)ª
 

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Discussion Starter · #5 · (Edited)
Opera # 7 - La Traviata (Verdi)

Winner: Kleiber: 8 votes (amfortas, AnaMendoza, DarkAngel, jflatter, mamascarlatti, MAuer, sospiro, TxllxT)
Tied for runner-up:
Ceccato: 2 votes (Almaviva, Dins)
Giulini: 2 votes (Aksel, schigolch)



1976/77 - Carlos Kleiber - Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Bayerische Staatsoper Chorus
Violetta Valery - Ileana Cotrubas
Flora Bervoix - Stefania Malagù
Annina - Helena Jungwirth
Alfredo Germont - Plácido Domingo
Giorgio Germont - Sherrill Milnes
Gastone - Walter Gullino
Dottore Grenvil - Giovanni Foiani
Barone Douphol - Bruno Grella
Marchese d'Obigny - Alfredo Giacomotti
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DG 415 132-2 {2CDS} (1986)ª; DG 477 0772 {2SACDS} (2004)ª; DG «Originals» 477 7155 {2CDS} (2007)ª



1971 - Aldo Ceccato - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - John Alldis Choir
Violetta Valery - Beverly Sills
Flora Bervoix - Delia Wallis
Annina - Mirella Fiorentini
Alfredo Germont - Nicolai Gedda
Giorgio Germont - Rolando Panerai
Gastone - Keith Erwen
Dottore Grenvil - Robert Lloyd
Barone Douphol - Terence Sharpe
Marchese d'Obigny - Richard Van Allan
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EMI 4 79577-2; EMI 102 2263



1955 - Carlo Maria Giulini - Teatro alla Scala Orchestra & Chorus
Violetta Valery - Maria Callas
Flora Bervoix - Silvana Zanolli
Annina - Luisa Mandelli
Alfredo Germont - Giuseppe di Stefano
Giorgio Germont - Ettore Bastianini
Gastone - Giuseppe Zampieri
Dottore Grenvil - Silvio Maionica
Barone Douphol - Arturo La Porta
Marchese d'Obigny - Antonio Zerbini
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Foyer CF 2001; Hunt 501; *EMI CMS 7 63628-2 {2CDS} (1991)ª; EMI 5 66450-2 {2CDS} (1991)ª
 
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Opera # 8 - La Bohème (Puccini)

Winner: Karajan: 5 votes (amfortas, DarkAngel, Elgarian, jflatter, TxllxT)
Tied for runner-up:
Beecham: 2 votes (Dins, schigolch)
Solti: 2 votes (MAuer, mamascarlatti)
Also mentioned:
Davis: 1 vote (sospiro)



1972 - Herbert von Karajan - Berliner Philharmoniker - Deutsche Oper Chorus
Rodolfo - Luciano Pavarotti
Schaunard - Gianni Maffeo
Marcello - Rolando Panerai
Colline - Nicolai Ghiaurov
Mimi - Mirella Freni
Musetta - Elizabeth Harwood
Benoit - Michel Sénéchal
Alcindoro - Michel Sénéchal
Parpignol - Gernot Pietsch
Sergente dei doganieri - Hans-Dieter Appelt
Un doganiere - Hans-Dietrich Pohl
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Decca 421 049-2 {2CDS} (1987)ª; Decca 443 204-2 (Collection) {11CDS}; Decca 473 997-210 (+Madama Butterfly +Tosca +Turandot) {9CDS} (2004)ª; Decca 478 0254 {2CDS} (2008)ª



1956 - Sir Thomas Beecham - RCA Victor Orchestra - RCA Chorus and Columbus Boys Choir
Rodolfo - Jussi Björling
Schaunard - John Reardon
Marcello - Robert Merrill
Colline - Giorgio Tozzi
Mimi - Victoria de los Ángeles
Musetta - Lucine Amara
Benoit - Fernando Corena
Alcindoro - Fernando Corena
Parpignol - William Nahr
Sergente dei doganieri - George Del Monte
Un doganiere - Thomas Powell
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EMI CDS 7 47235-8 {2CDS} (1987)ª; EMI CDS 5 56236-2 {2CDS}; Angel CDCB-47235 {2CDS} ;; EMI «Great Recordings of the Century» CMS 5 67750-2 {2CDS} (2002}ª; Naxos «Historical» 8.111249-50 {2CDS} (2007)ª



1978 - Sir Colin Davis - Covent Garden Orchestra & Chorus
Rodolfo - José Carreras
Schaunard - Håkan Hagegård
Marcello - Ingvar Wixell
Colline - Robert Lloyd
Mimi - Katia Ricciarelli
Musetta - Ashley Putnam
Benoit - Giovanni De Angelis
Alcindoro - William Elvin
Parpignol - Francis Egerton
Sergente dei doganieri - Richard Hazell
Un doganiere - David Whelan
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Philips 416 492-2 {2CDS} (1987)ª; Philips «Duo» 442 260-2 {2CDS} (1994)ª



1973 - Sir Georg Solti - London Philharmonic Orchestra - John Alldis Choir - Wandworth School Boys' Choir
Rodolfo - Plácido Domingo
Schaunard - Vincenzo Sardinero
Marcello - Sherrill Milnes
Colline - Ruggero Raimondi
Mimi - Montserrat Caballé
Musetta - Judith Blegen
Benoit - Noel Mangin
Alcindoro - Nico Castel
Parpignol - Alan Byers
Sergente dei doganieri - Franklyn Whiteley
Un doganiere - William Mason
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RCA «Red Seal» RD 80371 {2CDS} (1986)ª; Lyrica LRC 010 22 {2CDS} (1994)ª; RCA RCD 2-0371 {2CDS} (USA) (1997)ª; BMG RCA Victor «Red Seal» 74321 39496-2 {2CDS} (1997)ª
 

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Opera # 9 - Der Rosenkavalier (R. Strauss)

Winner: Karajan (Phil.): 5 votes (DarkAngel, jhar26, schigolch, StlukesguildOhio, TxllxT)
Runner-up: Solti: 4 votes (amfortas, Couchie, Dins, jflatter)
Also mentioned: Karajan (VPO): 1 vote (MAuer)



1956 - Herbert von Karajan - Philharmonia Orchestra - Philharmonia Chorus - Choruses of Loughton High School for Girls and Bancroft's School
Marschallin - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Octavian - Christa Ludwig
Sophie - Teresa Stich-Randall
Der Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau - Otto Edelmann
Faninal - Eberhard Wächter (Waechter)
Valzacchi - Paul Kuen
Annina - Kersten Meyer
Ein Sänger - Nicolai Gedda
Marianne Leitmetzerin - Ljuba Welitsch
Polizeikommissar - Franz Bierbach
Der Wirt - Karl Friedrich
Ein Notar - Harald Pröglhoff
Der Haushofmeister bei der Feldmarschallin - Erich Majkut
Der Haufhofmeister bei Faninal - Gerhard Unger
Tierhändler - Paul Kuen
Modistin - Anny Felbermayer
Die drei Waisen - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
- Christa Ludwig
- Kersten Meyer
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EMI CDS 7 49354-2 {3CDS} (1987)ª; EMI CDS 5 56113-2 (mono - see below) {3CDS} (1996)ª; EMI CDS 5 56242-2 {3CDS} (1997)ª; EMI «Great Recordings of the Century» CMS 5 67605-2 {3CDS} (2001)ª; Angel CDCC-49354 {3CDS}; EMI 77357 {3CDS} (2007)ª; Brilliant Classics «Opera Collection» 9085 {3CDS} (2009)ª



1968/69 - Sir Georg Solti - Wiener Philharmoniker - Wiener Staatsoper Chorus
Marschallin - Régine Crespin
Octavian - Yvonne Minton
Sophie - Helen Donath
Der Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau - Manfred Jungwirth
Faninal - Otto Wiener
Valzacchi - Murray Dickie
Annina - Anne Howells
Ein Sänger - Luciano Pavarotti
Marianne Leitmetzerin - Emmy Loose
Polizeikommissar - Herbert Lackner
Der Wirt - Anton Dermota
Ein Notar - Alfred Jerger
Der Haushofmeister bei der Feldmarschallin - Herbert Prikopa
Der Haufhofmeister bei Faninal - Kurt Equiluz
Tierhändler - Karl Terkal
Modistin - Rosl Schwaiger
Die drei Waisen - Arleen Auger (Augér)
- Rohangiz Yachmi(-Caucig)
- Ingrid Mayr
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Decca(London) 417 493-2 {3CDS} (1987)ª; Decca «The Solti Richard Strauss Edition» 458 700-2 {14CDS} (1998)ª; Decca 417 493-2 {3CDS} (1998)ª; Decca «The Originals» 475 9988 {3CDS} (2008)ª


1983 - Herbert von Karajan - Wiener Philharmoniker - Wiener Staatsoper Chorus
Marschallin - Anna Tomowa-Sintow
Octavian - Agnes Baltsa
Sophie - Janet Perry
Der Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau - Kurt Moll
Faninal - Gottfried Hornik
Valzacchi - Heinz Zednik
Annina - Helga Müller(-Molinari)
Ein Sänger - Vinson Cole
Marianne Leitmetzerin - Wilma Lipp
Der Wirt - Karl Terkal
Ein Notar - Carlos Feller
Der Haufhofmeister bei Faninal - Franz Kasemann
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DGG B0048IDR46
 

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Opera # 10 - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Wagner

Winner:
Karajan (Dresden): 3 votes (Aksel, amfortas, DarkAngel)

Tied for runner-up:
Kubelik: 2 votes (jflatter, schigolch)
Solti (VPO): 2 votes (Couchie, Dins)

Also mentioned:
Jochum: 1 vote (MAuer)
Solti (CSO): 1 vote (TxllxT)


1970 - Herbert von Karajan - Dresdner Staatskapelle - Dresdner Operchor - Leipziger Rundfunkchor
Hans Sachs - Theo Adam
Veit Pogner - Karl Ridderbusch
Sixtus Beckmesser - Geraint Evans
Fritz Kothner - Zoltán Kéléman
Walther von Stolzing - René Kollo
David - Peter Schreier
Eva - Helen Donath
Magdalena - Ruth Hesse
Nachtwächter - Kurt Moll
Kunz Vogelgesang - Eberhard Büchner
Konrad Nachtigall - Horst Lunow
Ulrich Eisslinger - Peter Bindzsus
Balthasar Zorn - Hans-Joachim Rotzsch
Augustin Moser - Horst Hiestermann
Hermann Ortel - Hermann Christian Polster
Hans Schwarz - Heinz Reeh
Hans Foltz - Siegfried Vogel
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EMI(Angel) CDS 7 49683-2 {4CDS} (1988)ª; EMI «Great Recordings of the Century» 5 67086 {4CDS} (1999)ª; EMI «Great Recordings of the Century» 7243 5 67148 2 3 {4CDS} (USA) (1999)ª; Toshiba EMI TOCE 11390-93 {4CDS} (Japan) (1999)ª



1967 - Rafael Kubelik - Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Hans Sachs - Thomas Stewart
Veit Pogner - Franz Crass
Sixtus Beckmesser - Thomas Hemsley
Fritz Kothner - Keith Engen
Walther von Stolzing - Sándor Kónya
David - Gerhard Unger
Eva - Gundula Janowitz
Magdalena - Brigitte Fassbaender
Nachtwächter - Raimund Grumbach
Kunz Vogelgesang - Horst Wilhelm
Konrad Nachtigall - Richard Kogel
Ulrich Eisslinger - Friedrich Lenz
Balthasar Zorn - Manfred Schmidt
Augustin Moser - Peter Baillie
Hermann Ortel - Anton Diakov
Hans Schwarz - Karl Christian Kohn
Hans Foltz - Dieter Slembek
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*Myto 4 MCD 925.69 {4CDS} (1992)ª;; Calig 50971-74 {4CDS} (1997)ª; Arts «Archives» 43020-2 {4CDS} (2003)ª



1975/76 - Sir Georg Solti - Wiener Philharmoniker - Chor der Wiener Staatsoper - Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen
Hans Sachs - Norman Bailey
Veit Pogner - Kurt Moll
Sixtus Beckmesser - Bernd Weikl
Fritz Kothner - Gerd Nienstedt
Walther von Stolzing - René Kollo
David - Adolf Dallapozza
Eva - Hannelore Bode
Magdalena - Júlia Hamari
Nachtwächter - Werner Klumlikboldt
Kunz Vogelgesang - Adalbert Kraus
Konrad Nachtigall - Martin Egel
Ulrich Eisslinger - Wolf Appel
Balthasar Zorn - Martin Schomberg
Augustin Moser - Michel Sénéchal
Hermann Ortel - Helmut Berger-Tuna
Hans Schwarz - Kurt Rydl
Hans Foltz - Rudolf Hartmann
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Decca(London) 417 497-2 {4CDS} (1987)ª; Decca «Classic Opera» 475 6680 {4CDS} (2005)ª



1976 - Eugen Jochum - Deutsche Oper (Berlin) Orchestra & Chorus

Hans Sachs - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Veit Pogner - Peter Lagger
Sixtus Beckmesser - Roland Hermann
Fritz Kothner - Gerd Feldhoff
Walther von Stolzing - Plácido Domingo
David - Horst R Laubenthal
Eva - Catarina Ligenzda
Magdalena - Christa Ludwig
Nachtwächter - Victor von Halem
Kunz Vogelgesang - Peter Maus
Konrad Nachtigall - Roberto Bañuelas
Ulrich Eisslinger - Karl-Ernst Mercker
Balthasar Zorn - Loren Driscoll
Augustin Moser - Martin Vantin
Hermann Ortel - Klaus Lang
Hans Schwarz - Ivan Sardi
Hans Foltz - Miomir Nikolic
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DG 415 278-2 {4CDS} (1985)ª; DG «Originals» 477 7599 {4CDS} (2009)ª



1995 - Sir Georg Solti - Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Chicago Symphony Chorus

Hans Sachs - José van Dam
Veit Pogner - René Pape
Sixtus Beckmesser - Alan Opie
Fritz Kothner - Albert Dohmen
Walther von Stolzing - Ben Heppner
David - Herbert Lippert
Eva - Karita Mattila
Magdalena - Iris Vermillon
Nachtwächter - Kelly Anderson
Kunz Vogelgesang - Roberto Saccà
Konrad Nachtigall - Gary Martin
Ulrich Eisslinger - Richard Byrne
Balthasar Zorn - John Horton Murray
Augustin Moser - Steven Tharp
Hermann Ortel - Kevin Deas
Hans Schwarz - Stephen Morschek
Hans Foltz - Kelly Anderson
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Decca 452 606-2 {4CDS} (1997)ª; Decca 470 800-2 {4CDS} (2002)ª; Decca 470 600-2 (The Solti Wagner Collection) {21CDS} (2002)ªhttp://www.talkclassical.com/15205-talk-classical-most-recommended.html
 

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Opera # 11 - Die Zauberflöte - Mozart

Winner:
Klemperer: 5 votes (DarkAngel, Elgarian, StLukesguildOhio, Txllxt, jflatter)

Tied for runner-up:
Bohm: 2 votes (MAuer, jhar26)
Jacobs: 2 votes (Aksel, mamascarlatti)

Also mentioned:
Karajan: 1 vote (Dins)
Solti 1: 1 vote (schigolch)
Solti 2: 1 vote (Couchie)



1964 - Otto Klemperer - Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus
Tamino - Nicolai Gedda
Papageno - Walter Berry
Königin der Nacht - Lucia Popp
Sprecher - Franz Crass
Pamina - Gundula Janowitz
Sarastro - Gottlob Frick
Monostatos - Gerhard Unger
Papagena - Ruth-Margret Pütz
1er Geharnischter - Karl Liebl
2er Geharnischter - Franz Crass
Erste Dame - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Zweite Dame - Christa Ludwig
Dritte Dame - Marga Höffgen
Erster Knabe - Agnes Giebel
Zweiter Knabe - Anna Reynolds
Dritter Knabe - Josephine Veasey
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EMI CMS 7 69971-2 {2CDS} (1989)ª;; EMI CDS 5 55173-2 {2CDS}; EMI «Great Recordings of the Century» CMS 5 67388-2 {2CDS} (2000)ª



1964 - Karl Böhm - Berliner Philharmoniker - RIAS Kammerchor
Tamino - Fritz Wunderlich
Papageno - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Königin der Nacht - Roberta Peters
Sprecher - Hans Hotter
Pamina - Evelyn Lear
Sarastro - Franz Crass
Monostatos - Friedrich Lenz
Papagena - Lisa Otto
1er Geharnischter - James King
2er Geharnischter - Martti Talvela
Erste Dame - Hildegard Hillebrecht
Zweite Dame - Cvetka Ahlin
Dritte Dame - Sieglinde Wagner
Erster Knabe - Antonia Fahberg
Zweiter Knabe - Rosl Schwaiger
Dritter Knabe - Raili Kostia
Erster Priester - Martin Vantin
Zweiter Priester - Manfred Röhrl
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DG 419 566-2 (+Der Schauspieldirektor) {3CDS} (1987)ª; DG 429 877-2 (+Der Schauspieldirektor) {3CDS} (1990)ª; DG «The Originals» 449 749-2 {2CDS} (1997)ª



2009 - René Jacobs - Akademie für alte Musik Berlin - RIAS Kammerchor
Tamino - Daniel Behle
Papageno - Daniel Schmutzhard
Königin der Nacht - Anna-Kristina Kaappola
Sprecher - Konstantin Wolff
Pamina - Marlis Petersen
Sarastro - Marcos Fink
Monostatos - Kurt Azeberger
Papagena - Sunhae Im
1er Geharnischter - Konstantin Wolff
2er Geharnischter - Joachim Buhrmann
Erste Dame - Inga Kalna
Zweite Dame - Anna Grevelius
Dritte Dame - Isabelle Druet
Erster Knabe - St. Florianer Sängerknabe
Zweiter Knabe - St. Florianer Sängerknabe
Dritter Knabe - St. Florianer Sängerknabe
Erster Priester - Konstantin Wolff
Zweiter Priester - Joachim Buhrmann
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Harmonia Mundi 902068/70 (3 cd's)



1962 - Herbert von Karajan - Wiener Philharmoniker - Wiener Staatsoper Chorus
Tamino - Nicolai Gedda
Papageno - Erich Kunz
Königin der Nacht - Ingeborg Hallstein
Sprecher - Eberhard Wächter (Waechter)
Pamina - Wilma Lipp
Sarastro - Gottlob Frick
Monostatos - Paul Kuen
Papagena - Graziella Sciutti
1er Geharnischter - Ermanno Lorenzi
2er Geharnischter - Frederick Guthrie
Erste Dame - Gerda Scheyrer
Zweite Dame - Grace Hoffman
Dritte Dame - Hilde Rössl-Majdan
Erster Knabe - Mitglied Wiener Knabenchor
Zweiter Knabe - Mitglied Wiener Knabenchor
Dritter Knabe - Mitglied Wiener Knabenchor
Erster Priester - Jürgen Wilke
Zweiter Priester - Otto Kerry
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EMI Angel 67165 (2 CDs)



1990 - Sir Georg Solti - Wiener Philharmoniker - Wiener Staatsoper
Ruth Ziesak [Soprano vocals] (Voice)
Max Emanuel Cencic (Voice)
Sumi Jo
Annette Kuttenbaum (Voice)
Andreas Schmidt [Baritone Vocal] (Voice)
Kurt Moll
Jard van Nes (Voice)
Hans Franzen
Wolfgang Schmidt (Voice)
Markus Leitner (Voice)
Robert Hauer-Riedl (Voice)
Michael Rausch (Voice)
Lotte Leitner (Voice)
Adrianne Pieczonka (Voice)
Meinhart Niedermayr (Flute)
Hans Joachim Porcher (Voice)
Clemens Bieber (Voice)
Uwe Heilmann
Heinz Zednik
Michael [Tenor Kraus / Baritone Vocal] (Voice)
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Decca 433210 (2 CDs)



1969 - Sir Georg Solti - Wiener Philharmoniker - Wiener Staatsoper
Tamino - Stuart Burrows
Papageno - Hermann Prey
Königin der Nacht - Cristina Deutekom
Sprecher - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Pamina - Pilar Lorengar
Sarastro - Martti Talvela
Monostatos - Gerhard Stolze
Papagena - Renate Holm
1er Geharnischter - René Kollo
2er Geharnischter - Hans Sotin
Erste Dame - Hanneke van Bork
Zweite Dame - Yvonne Minton
Dritte Dame - Hetty Plümacher
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Decca(London) 414 568-2 {3CDS} (1986)ª; Decca «Originals» 478 0394 {3CDS} (2008)ª
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Opera # 12 - Carmen (Bizet)

Carmen voting:

Karajan: 4 votes (jhar26, mamascarlatti, sospiro, TxllxT)
Abbado: 3 votes (MAuer, schigolch, jflatter)
Pretre: 1 vote (DarkAngel)
Solti: 1 vote (amfortas)
Ozawa: 1 vote (Couchie)
Bernstein: 1 vote (AnaMendoza)



1982 - Herbert von Karajan - Berliner Philharmoniker - Choeurs de l'Opéra de Paris
Carmen - Agnes Baltsa
Don José - José Carreras
Micaëla - Katia Ricciarelli
Escamillo - José van Dam
Frasquita - Christine Barbaux
Mercédès - Jane Berbié
Le Dancaïre - Gino Quilico
Le Remendado - Heinz Zednik
Moralès - Mikael Melbye
Zuninga - Alexander Malta
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DG 410 088-2 {3CDS} (1983)ª



1977 - Claudio Abbado - London Symphony Orchestra - The Ambrosian Singers
Carmen - Teresa Berganza
Don José - Plácido Domingo
Micaëla - Ileana Cotrubas
Escamillo - Sherrill Milnes
Frasquita - Yvonne Kenny
Mercédès - Alicia Nafé
Le Dancaïre - Gordon Sandison
Le Remendado - Geoffrey Pogson
Moralès - Stuart Harling
Zuninga - Robert Lloyd
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DG 419 636-2 {3CDS}; DG 477 534-2 {2CDS} (2005)ª



1964 - Georges Prêtre - L'Opéra de Paris Orchestra - Choeurs René Duclos
Carmen - Maria Callas
Don José - Nicolai Gedda
Micaëla - Andrea Guiot
Escamillo - Robert Massard
Frasquita - Nadine Sautereau
Mercédès - Jane Berbié
Le Dancaïre - Jean-Paul Vauquelin
Le Remendado - Jacques Pruvost
Moralès - Claude Calès
Zuninga - Jacques Mars
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EMI CDS 7 47313-8 {3CDS} (1986)ª; EMI CDS 7 54368-2 {2CDS} (1986)ª; EMI «Callas Edition» CDS 5 56281-2 {2CDS} (1997)ª



1975 - Sir Georg Solti - London Philharmonic Orchestra (& National Philharmonic Orchestra) - John Alldis Choir - Haberdasher's Aske's School Boys' Choir
Carmen - Tatiana Troyanos
Don José - Plácido Domingo
Micaëla - Kiri Te Kanawa
Escamillo - José van Dam
Frasquita - Norma Burrowes
Mercédès - Jane Berbié
Le Dancaïre - Michel Roux
Le Remendado - Michel Sénéchal
Moralès - Thomas Allen
Zuninga - Pierre Thau
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Decca(London) 414 489-2 {3CDS} (1985)ª



1988 - Seiji Ozawa - Orchestre National de Paris (France) - Choeur de Radio France (Paris)
Carmen - Jessye Norman
Don José - Neil Shicoff
Micaëla - Mirella Freni
Escamillo - Simon Estes
Frasquita - Ghyslaine Raphanel
Mercédès - Jean Rigby
Le Dancaïre - François Le Roux
Le Remendado - Gérard Garino
Moralès - Nicolas Rivenq
Zuninga - Jean-Philippe Courtis
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Philips 422 366-2 {3CDS} (1989)ª; Decca 470 417-2 {3CDS} (2002)ª



1972 - Leonard Bernstein - Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Manhattan Opera and Metropolitan Opera Childrens' Choruses
Carmen - Marilyn Horne
Don José - James McCracken
Micaëla - Adriana Maliponte
Escamillo - Tom Krause
Frasquita - Colette Boky
Mercédès - Marcia Baldwin
Le Dancaïre - Russell Christopher
Le Remendado - Andrea Velis
Moralès - Raymond Gibbs
Zuninga - Donald Gramm
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DG 427 440-2 {3CDS} (1991)ª
 

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Opera # 13 - Parsifal (Wagner)

Karajan: 4 votes (amfortas, notreally, StLukesguildOhio, TxllxT)
Knappertsbusch 1962: 2 votes (DarkAngel, schigolch)
Barenboim: 1 vote (MAuer)
Kubelik: 1 vote (jflatter)
Solti: 1 vote (Couchie)


1980 - Herbert von Karajan - Berliner Philharmoniker - Deutsche Oper (Berlin) Chorus
Amfortas - José van Dam
Titurel - Victor von Halem
Gurnemanz - Kurt Moll
Parsifal - Peter Hofmann
Klingsor - Siegmund Nimsgern
Kundry - Dunja Vejzovic
Alto Stimme - Hanna Schwarz
Knappe 1 - Marjon Lambriks
Knappe 2 - Anne Gjevang
Knappe 3 - Heiner Hopfner
Knappe 4 - Georg Tichy
Blumenmädchen 1 - Barbara Hendricks
Blumenmädchen 2 - Janet Perry
Blumenmädchen 3 - Inga Nielsen
Blumenmädchen 4 - Audrey Michael
Blumenmädchen 5 - Doris Soffel
Blumenmädchen 6 - Rohangiz Yachmi(-Caucig)
Ritter 1 - Claes H. Ahnsjö
Ritter 2 - Kurt Rydl
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DG 413 347-2 {4CDS} (1984)ª; DG POCG 3729/32 {4CDS} (Japan) (1997)ª



1962 - Hans Knappertsbusch - Bayreuth Festival Orchestra & Chorus
Amfortas - George London
Titurel - Martti Talvela
Gurnemanz - Hans Hotter
Parsifal - Jess Thomas
Klingsor - Gustav Neidlinger
Kundry - Irene Dalis
Alto Stimme - Ursula Böse
Knappe 1 - Sona Cervená
Knappe 2 - Ursula Böse
Knappe 3 - Gerhard Stolze
Knappe 4 - Georg Paskuda
Blumenmädchen 1 - Gundula Janowitz
Blumenmädchen 2 - Anja Silja
Blumenmädchen 3 - Elsa Margaretha Gardelli
Blumenmädchen 4 - Dorothea Siebert
Blumenmädchen 5 - Rita Bartos
Blumenmädchen 6 - Sona Cervená
Ritter 1 - Niels Moeller
Ritter 2 - Gerd Nienstedt
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Philips 416 390-2 {4CDS} (1986)ª; Philips «50» 464 756-2 {4CDS} (2001)ª; Philips PHCP 24092/5 {4CDS} (Japan); Philips PHCP 20371/4 (Japan) (1999)ª; Philips 475 7785 {4CDS} (2006)ª



1989-90 - Daniel Barenboim - Berliner Philharmoniker - Berliner Staatsoper Chorus
Amfortas - José van Dam
Titurel - John Tomlinson
Gurnemanz - Matthias Hölle
Parsifal - Siegfried Jerusalem
Klingsor - Günter von Kannen
Kundry - Waltraud Meier
Alto Stimme - Waltraud Meier
Knappe 1 - Marianne Rørholm
Knappe 2 - Annette Küttenbaum
Knappe 3 - Helmut Pampuch
Knappe 4 - Peter Maus
Blumenmädchen 1 - Edith Wiens
Blumenmädchen 2 - Constance Hauman
Blumenmädchen 3 - Daniela Bechly
Blumenmädchen 4 - Hilde Liedland
Blumenmädchen 5 - Pamela Coburn
Blumenmädchen 6 - Sally Burgess
Ritter 1 - Kurt Schreibmayer
Ritter 2 - Cornelius Hauptmann
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Teldec 9031-74448-2 {4CDS} (1991)ª; Teldec WPCC 4647/50 {4CDS} (Japan) (1992)ª



1980 - Rafael Kubelik - Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Tölzer Knabenchor
Amfortas - Bernd Weikl
Titurel - Matti Salminen
Gurnemanz - Kurt Moll
Parsifal - James King
Klingsor - Franz Mazura
Kundry - Yvonne Minton
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Arts «Archives» 43027-2 {4CDS} (2003)ª



1971-72 - Sir Georg Solti - Wiener Philharmoniker - Wiener Staatsoper Chorus
Amfortas - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Titurel - Hans Hotter
Gurnemanz - Gottlob Frick
Parsifal - René Kollo
Klingsor - Zoltán Kéléman
Kundry - Christa Ludwig
Alto Stimme - Birgit Finnilä
Knappe 1 - Rotraud Hansmann
Knappe 2 - Marga Schiml
Knappe 3 - Heinz Zednik
Knappe 4 - Ewald Aichberger
Blumenmädchen 1 - Lucia Popp
Blumenmädchen 2 - Alison Hargen
Blumenmädchen 3 - Kiri Te Kanawa
Blumenmädchen 4 - Gillian Knight
Blumenmädchen 5 - Anne Howells
Blumenmädchen 6 - Margarita Lilowa
Ritter 1 - Robert Tear
Ritter 2 - Herbert Lackner
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*Decca 417 143-2 {4CDS} (1986)ª; Decca 470 805-2 {4CDS} (2002)ª; Decca 470 600-2 (The Solti Wagner Collection) {21CDS} (2002)ª
 

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Opera # 14 - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)

Barbiere voting:

Marriner: 6 votes (Aksel, Dins, jhar26, mamascarlatti, MAuer, Txllxt)
Galliera: 3 votes (DarkAngel, jflatter, StLukesguildOhio)
Campanella: 1 vote (schigolch)


1982 - Sir Neville Marriner - The Academy of St-Martin-in-the-Fields - Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Figaro - Thomas Allen
Il Conte Almaviva - Francisco Araiza
Rosina - Agnes Baltsa
Dr. Bartolo - Domenico Trimarchi
Don Basilio - Robert Lloyd
Berta - Sally Burgess
Fiorello - Matthew Best
Un Ufficiale - John Noble
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Philips 411 058-2 {3CDS} (1984)ª; Philips 446 448-2 {2CDS}; Decca «The Compact Opera Collection» 470 434-2 {2CDS} (2002)ª



1957 - Alceo Galliera - Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus
Figaro - Tito Gobbi
Il Conte Almaviva - Luigi Alva
Rosina - Maria Callas
Dr. Bartolo - Fritz Ollendorf
Don Basilio - Nicola Zaccaria
Berta - Gabriella Carturan
Fiorello - Mario Carlin
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EMI CDS 7 47634-8 {2CDS} (1987)ª; EMI «Callas Edition» 5 56310-2 {2CDS}; Angel CDCB-47634 {2CDS} ; EMI «Great Recordings of the Century» 3920462 {3CDS} (2007)ª



1987 - Bruno Campanella - Teatro Regio di Torino Orchestra & Chorus
Figaro - Bruno Pola
Il Conte Almaviva - Rockwell Blake
Rosina - Luciana Serra
Dr. Bartolo - Enzo Dara
Don Basilio - Paolo Montarsolo
Berta - Nicoletta Curiel
Fiorello - Alberto Carusi
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Nuova Era 6760-6762 {3CDS}; House of Opera CDBB 534 {2CDRS} (2003)ª; Nuova Era 223299 {3CDS} (2008)ª

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Opera # 15 - Otello (Verdi)

Levine: 5 votes (amfortas, jflatter, mamascarlatti, MAuer, notreally)
Karajan: 3 votes (Aramis, DarkAngel, sospiro)
Serafin: 1 vote (TxllxT)
Votto: 1 vote (schigolch)


1978 - James Levine - National Philharmonic Orchestra - Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Otello - Plácido Domingo
Desdemona - Renata Scotto
Iago - Sherrill Milnes
Cassio - Frank Little
Rodrigo - Paul Crook
Lodovico - Paul Plishka
Montano - Malcolm King
Emilia - Jean Kraft
Un Araldo - Malcolm King
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RCA «Red Seal» RD 82951-1 {2CDS} (1986)ª; RCA «Gold Seal» GD 82951 {2CDS} (1987)ª; RCA «Red Seal» RCD 2-2951 {2CDS}; Lyrica LRC 010-12 (Italy) ; BMG RCA Victor «Red Seal» 74321 39501-2 (1998)ª



1961 - Herbert von Karajan - Wiener Philharmoniker - Wiener Staatsoper Chorus - Wiener Kinderchor
Otello - Mario Del Monaco
Desdemona - Renata Tebaldi
Iago - Aldo Protti
Cassio - Nello Romanato
Rodrigo - Athos Cesarini
Lodovico - Fernando Corena
Montano - Tom Krause
Emilia - Ana Raquel Satra
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Decca(London) 411 618-2 {2CDS} (1987)ª; Decca «Rouge Opéra» 455 901-2 (France) {2CDS} (1997)ª; Decca «Originals» 475 9984 {2CDS} (2008)ª



1960 - Tullio Serafin - Teatro dell'Opera di Roma Orchestra & Chorus
Otello - Jon Vickers
Desdemona - Leonie Rysanek
Iago - Tito Gobbi
Cassio - Florindo Andreolli
Rodrigo - Mario Carlin
Lodovico - Ferruccio Mazzoli
Montano - Franco Calabrese
Emilia - Miriam Pirazzini
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*RCA GD 81969 {2CDS} (UK) (1988)ª; RCA 1969-2-RG {2CDS} (USA); RCA Victor «Living Stereo» 09026 63180-2 (1998)ª



1954 - Antonino Votto - Teatro alla Scala Orchestra & Chorus
Otello - Mario Del Monaco
Desdemona - Renata Tebaldi
Iago - Leonard Warren
Cassio - Giuseppe Zampieri
Lodovico - Giorgio Tozzi
Emilia - Anna Maria Canali
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Melodram CDM 270101
 

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Opera # 16 - Tosca (Puccini)

de Sabata: 9 votes (AnaMendoza, Aksel, amfortas, DarkAngel, jflatter, jhar26, mamascarlatti, notreally, TxllxT)
Davis: 2 votes (Dins, sospiro)
Karajan: 1 vote (MAuer)
Mitropoulos: 1 vote (schigolch)
Pappano: 1 vote (Elgarian)



1953 - Victor de Sabata - Teatro alla Scala Orchestra & Chorus

Floria Tosca - Maria Callas
Mario Cavaradossi - Giuseppe di Stefano
Il barone Scarpia - Tito Gobbi
Il Sagristano - Melchiorre Luise
Cesare Angelotti - Franco Calabrese
Spoletta - Angelo Mercuriali
Sciarrone - Dario Caselli
Un pastore - Alvaro Cordova
Un carceriere - Dario Caselli
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EMI CDS 7 47175-8 {2CDS} (1985)ª; EMI 5 56304-2 {2CDS}; Angel CDCB-47174 {2CDS}; EMI CDRM 491 788-2 (CD ROM) ; *EMI «Great Recordings of the Century» CMS 5 67756-2 {2CDS} (2002)ª; EMI Classics «Historical» 585 644-2 {2CDS} (2003)ª; Naxos «Historical» 8.110256-57 {2CDS} (2004)ª; Brilliant Classics «Opera Collection» 93927 {2CDS} (2009)ª



1979 - Sir Colin Davis - Covent Garden Orchestra & Chorus
Floria Tosca - Montserrat Caballé
Mario Cavaradossi - José Carreras
Il barone Scarpia - Ingvar Wixell
Il Sagristano - Domenico Trimarchi
Spoletta - Paul Crook
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Philips 2466363



1956 - Dimitri Mitropoulos - Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus
Floria Tosca - Renata Tebaldi
Mario Cavaradossi - Richard Tucker
Il barone Scarpia - Leonard Warren
Il Sagristano - Fernando Corena
Cesare Angelotti - Clifford Harvuot
Spoletta - Alessio De Paolis
Sciarrone - George Cehanovsky
Un pastore - Peter Mark
Un carceriere - Calvin Marsh
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Myto 2MCD 044 297 (+La traviata - highlights with Tebaldi) {2CDS} (2004)ª; Andromeda ANDRCD 9001 {2CDS} (2005)ª



2006 - Antonio Pappano - Covent Garden Orchestra & Chorus
Floria Tosca - Angela Gheorghiu
Mario Cavaradossi - Marcelo Álvarez
Il barone Scarpia - Bryn Terfel
Il Sagristano - Graeme Danby
Cesare Angelotti - Carlo Cigni
Spoletta - Enrico Facini
Sciarrone - Robert Gleadow
Un pastore - Jamie Manton
Un carceriere - John Morrissey
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EMI Classics 57173



1982 - Herbert von Karajan - Berliner Philharmoniker - RIAS Chor
Floria Tosca - Katia Ricciarelli
Mario Cavaradossi - José Carreras
Il barone Scarpia - Ruggero Raimondi
Il Sagristano - Fernando Corena
Cesare Angelotti - Gottfried Hornik
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DGG 6697724
 

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Opera # 17 - Cosi Fan Tutte (Mozart)

Jacobs: 5 votes (Aksel, DarkAngel, Elgarian, mamascarlatti, StlukesguildOhio)
Bohm (Philharmonia): 2 votes (jhar26, notreally)
Solti: 2 votes (jflatter, TxllxT)
Bohm (VPO): 1 vote (schigolch)
Levine: 1 vote (Dins)
Muti: 1 vote (MAuer)



1998 - René Jacobs - Concerto Köln - Kölner Kammerchor
Fiordiligi - Véronique Gens
Dorabella - Bernada Fink
Despina - Graciela Oddone
Ferrando - Werner Güra
Guglielmo - Marcel Boone
Don Alfonso - Pietro Spagnoli
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Harmonia Mundi (France} HMC 95 1663/5 {3CDS + 1 CD-ROM} (1999)ª; Harmonia Mundi (France) KKCC 422-4 {3CDS + 1 CD-ROM} (Japan) (1999)ª; Harmonia Mundi (France) HMX 290 1663/5 {3CDS} (2003)ª



1962 - Karl Böhm - Philharmonia Orchestra - Philharmonia Chorus
Fiordiligi - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Dorabella - Christa Ludwig
Despina - Hanny Steffek
Ferrando - Alfredo Kraus
Guglielmo - Giuseppe Taddei
Don Alfonso - Walter Berry
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EMI CMS 7 69330-2 {3CDS} (1988)ª; EMI «Great Recordings of the Century» CMS 5 67382-2 {3CDS} (2000)ª; Angel CDMC-69330



1994 - Georg Solti - Chamber Orchestra of Europe - London Voices
Fiordiligi - Renée Fleming
Dorabella - Anne Sofie von Otter
Despina - Adelina Scarabelli
Ferrando - Frank Lopardo
Guglielmo - Olaf Bär
Don Alfonso - Michele Pertusi
---------------------------------
Decca(London) 444 174-2


1955 - Karl Böhm - Wiener Philharmoniker - Wiener Staatsoper Chorus
Fiordiligi - Lisa Della Casa
Dorabella - Christa Ludwig
Despina - Emmy Loose
Ferrando - Anton Dermota
Guglielmo - Erich Kunz
Don Alfonso - Paul Schöffler
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Decca 417 185-2; Decca «Rouge Opéra» 455 862-2 (France) (1997)ª; Double Decca 455 476-2 {2CDS} (1999)ª



1988 - James Levine - Wiener Philharmoniker - Wiener Staatsoper Chorus
Fiordiligi - Kiri Te Kanawa
Dorabella - Ann Murray
Despina - Marie McLaughlin
Ferrando - Hans Peter Blochwitz
Guglielmo - Thomas Hampson
Don Alfonso - Ferruccio Furlanetto
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DG 423 897-2 {3CDS} (1989)ª



1982 - Riccardo Muti - Wiener Philharmoniker - Wiener Staatsoper Chorus
Fiordiligi - Margaret Marshall
Dorabella - Agnes Baltsa
Despina - Kathleen Battle
Ferrando - Francisco Araiza
Guglielmo - James Morris
Don Alfonso - José van Dam
--------------------------------
EMI CMS 7 69580-2 {3CDS} (1988)ª; Angel CMS 69580-2 {3CDS} (1983)ª; EMI 5 75535-2 (+Le nozze di Figaro + Don Giovanni) {9CDS} (2002)ª
 

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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*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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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*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
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Decca 417 413-2 {2CDS} (1987)ª; Decca «Rouge Opéra» 455 892-2 (France) {2CDS} (1997)ª
 
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