Herbert von Karajan conducts Wagner’s “Das Rheingold”

Critics always admired the ability of the musicians to bring out not only Wagner’s luscious sound, but also all the subtleties of the score. Moreover, Karajan was able to rally the singers to successfully convey the lyrical tenderness of Wagner’s heroes despite their vocal powers. This recording of Das Rheingold with Thomas Stewart, Brigitte Fassbaender and Peter Schreier is Karajan’s sole video document of a staged Wagner opera.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Herbert von Karajan

Thomas Stewart

Brigitte Fassbaender

Peter Schreier

Zoltán Kelemen

Jeannine Altmeyer

Gerhard Stolze

Gerd Nienstedt

Louis Hendrikx

Hermin Esser

Vladimir de Kanel

Birgit Finnilä

Eva Randová

Edda Moser

Liselotte Rebmann

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