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.
Herbert von Karajan
Vladimir de Kanel
© 1981 Unitel