Historical Studio Production from the Hamburg State Opera, Recorded in 1970; Sung in German
Giorgio Tozzi (Hans Sachs), Richard Cassilly (Walther von Stolzing), Arlene Saunders (Eva), Toni Blankenheim (Beckmesser), Gerhard Unger (David), Ursula Böse (Magdalene), Ernst Wiemann (Pogner), Hans Otto Kloose (Kothner), Vladimir Rudzjak (Nachtwächter)
Chorus of the Hamburg State Opera & The Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg, Leopold Ludwig, directed for TV by Joachim Hess, artistic direction by Rolf Liebermann
Recording Date: 1970
Place of recording: Historical Studio Production from the Hamburg State Opera
Running Time: 240 min
Picture Format: 4:3
Sound Format: Mono
Menu Languages NTSC: D, F, GB, SP
Subtitle Languages NTSC: D, F, GB, I, SP
DVD Video - 2 discs
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“This performance from Hamburg in 1970 has classic status, several of the singers being major Wagnerians otherwise not to be seen onstage. The whole production exudes nobility, despite fairly brief cuts in each Act.”
“Costume are traditional, with minimal sets never intruding...The cast is exceptionally fine, with no weak link...A classic film version, in which the conductor Leopold Ludwig is masterly at building up the great 'gulp' moments in each Act.”
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