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Tannhäuser discography

This is a partial discography of the opera Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner. It was first performed in Dresden on 19 October 1845. A revised version was first given in Paris on 13 March 1861.


Year Cast
Opera House and Orchestra,
1955 Wolfgang Windgassen,
Gré Brouwenstijn,
Herta Wilfert,
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,
Josef Greindl,
Josef Traxel
André Cluytens,
Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus,
(Recording of a performance at the Bayreuth Festival),
Dresden Version, featuring Paris Bacchanale
Audio CD: Orfeo d'Or,
Cat: C 643043D
1960 Hans Hopf,
Elisabeth Grümmer,
Marianne Schech,
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,
Gottlob Frick,
Fritz Wunderlich
Franz Konwitschny,
Berlin State Opera Chorus and Orchestra,
Dresden Version (reverts to Paris for small section in Act II)
[Audio CD: [EMI]],
Cat: CMS 7 63214 2
1962 Wolfgang Windgassen,
Anja Silja,
Grace Bumbry,
Eberhard Wächter,
Josef Greindl,
Gerhard Stolze
Wolfgang Sawallisch,
Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus,
Dresden Version, featuring Paris Bacchanale
Audio CD: Philips,
Cat: 434 607-2
1968 Wolfgang Windgassen,
Birgit Nilsson,
Birgit Nilsson,
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,
Theo Adam,
Horst Laubenthal
Otto Gerdes,
Deutsche Oper Berlin Chorus and Orchestra,
Dresden Version (reverts to Paris for small section in Act II)
Audio CD: Deutsche Grammophon,
Cat: 471 708-2
1970 René Kollo,
Helga Dernesch,
Christa Ludwig,
Victor Braun,
Hans Sotin,
Werner Hollweg
Georg Solti,
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna State Opera Chorus,
Paris Version (reverts to Dresden for small section in Act II)
Audio CD: Decca,
Cat: 470 810-2
1978 Spas Wenkoff,
Dame Gwyneth Jones,
Dame Gwyneth Jones,
Bernd Weikl,
Hans Sotin,
Robert Schunk
Colin Davis,
Choir and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival,
Dresden Version, featuring Paris Bacchanale
Cat: 073 4446
1985 Klaus König,
Lucia Popp,
Waltraud Meier,
Bernd Weikl,
Kurt Moll,
Siegfried Jerusalem
Bernard Haitink,
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Dresden Version
Audio CD: EMI,
Cat: CMS 7 47296 8
1988 Plácido Domingo,
Cheryl Studer,
Agnes Baltsa,
Andreas Schmidt,
Matti Salminen,
William Pell
Giuseppe Sinopoli,
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra
Paris Version
Audio CD: Deutsche Grammophon,
Cat: 427 625-2
2001 Peter Seiffert,
Jane Eaglen,
Waltraud Meier,
Thomas Hampson,
René Pape,
Gunnar Gudbjörnsson
Daniel Barenboim,
Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra, Berlin State Opera Chorus
Dresden Version (uses Paris Version of Act I, minus ballet sequence)
Audio CD: Teldec,
Cat: 8573 88064-2


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  • Amazon Tannhäuser discography (11 items), accessed 13 March 2009
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