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Gundula Janowitz (Leonore), Rene Kollo (Florestan), Manfred Jungwirth (Rocco), Hans Sotin (Pizarro), Lucia Popp (Marzelline), Adolf Dallapozza (Jaquino), Hans Helm (Fernando), Karl Terkal (First Prisoner), Alfred Sramek (Second Prisoner)
Chor und Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State...
Bernstein had a special rapport with Beethoven's opera and indeed with Vienna, where Otto Schenk's 1989 production is given further conviction by a top-quality cast led by Gundula Janowitz's... — More…
I attended some of these sessions and can still recall the forensic care and commitment the Takács brought to these works. — More…
7 CDs + Blu-ray Audio + DVD Video
Jonas Kaufmann (Florestan), Camilla Nylund (Leonore), Alfred Muff (Don Pizarro) & László Polgár (Rocco)
Orchestra and Chorus of The Zurich Opera House, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Jonas Kaufmann and Camilla Nylund fearlessly [pack] every phrase with compellingly truthful shades of meaning. Harnoncourt's Beethoven is famously raw and earthy: strong on struggle and on the... — More…
Tamara Wilson (soprano), Elizabeth Deshong (alto), Nikolai Schukoff (tenor), Brindley Sherratt (bass) & Marieke Blankestijn (first violin)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Gulbenkian Choir, John Nelson
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe plays magnificently, never tiring. And the same goes for the chorus...They are fearless, as they need to be. They not only cope with Beethoven's often absurd demands,... — More…
Opernhaus Bonn, 2016
Simone Kermes, Julia Novikova, Roberto De Biasio, Marina Prudenskaya, Ingeborg Gillebo, Davide Luciano, Chiara Skerath, Robin Johannsen
Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Opernchor des Theater Bonn, Stefan Blunier