Beethoven - Fidelio
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Label: Warner - The Home of Opera
Cat No: 2564695614
Number of Discs: 2
Release Date: 15th January 2016
“One of the glories of recording history” was how this Fidelio was hailed on its initial release in 1962. The intervening years have repeatedly affirmed its towering status.
Otto Klemperer’s readings of Beethoven are proverbial for their grandeur and humanity, while the Leonore of Christa Ludwig and Florestan of Jon Vickers remain unsurpassed.
- Leonore: Christa Ludwig
- Florestan: Jon Vickers
- Don Pizarro: Walter Berry
- Rocco: Gottlob Frick
- Marzelline: Ingeborg Hallstein
- Jaquino: Gerhard Unger
- Don Fernando: Franz Crass
- First Prisoner: Kurt Wehofschitz
- Second Prisoner: Raymond Wolansky
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