Lohengrin

Wolfgang Sawallisch
Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
Date/Location
August 1962
Festspielhaus Bayreuth
Recording Type
  live  studio
  live compilation  live and studio
Cast
Heinrich der VoglerFranz Crass
LohengrinJess Thomas
Elsa von BrabantAnja Silja
Friedrich von TelramudRamón Vinay
OrtrudAstrid Varnay
Der Heerrufer des KönigsTom Krause
Vier brabantische EdleNiels Möller
Gerhard Stolze
Klaus Kirchner
Zoltán Kelemen
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Rating
(9/10)
User Rating
(4.5/5)
Media Type/Label
Philips
Philips, Decca, TOL
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Technical Specifications
676 kbit/s VBR, 44.1 kHz, 951 MByte (flac)
Remarks
A production by Wieland Wagner
Philips only states that this is a live recording from the Bayreuth festival 1962 but don’t give a precise date. Most sources specify the recording date as July 1962. However there was only one Lohengrin performance in July 1962 (25 July) and Astrid Varnay did not sing Ortrud at this date. There were only two performances with the cast given (3 and 8 August). My guess is that Philips taped several performances for this recording.