Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Richard [Classical] Wagner, Herbert von Karajan, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra|
Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
A superb "Meistersinger..."
Jose L. Lobato | Mexico City | 10/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I got this version of Die Meistersinger as a Birthday gift. It's worth to say that until then, I've never heard a full opera before. My first reaction was "WOW!" when I saw the 4 disc set. All discs lasting more than a full hour.
When I put on the first disc, the mere listening of the Ouverture made me go thru the four discs without any interruption. The interpretation of Frau Schwartskopf and Herr Edelmann is flawless. Hans Hopf mades a nice Whalter too. Perhaps the only "but..." I can find on this recording is that it's not stereo. Setting that apart, you'll have a very fine "Meistersinger". The sound is crisp but not in Stereo. Even you can hear Herr Edelmann breath on the last aria!!!. Few operas are sung with such passion. Don't think it twice and order it. You'll thank me."