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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…