«The Master Singers of Nuremberg» – Richard Wagner’s opera in which he portrays a singers’ competition. Hans Sachs, Walther von Stolzing and Sixtus Beckmesser are the heroes of the opera which is performed annually during the Wagner festival in Bayreuth, Germany. This version was recorded in Bayreuth, in 1951, and still is considered to be the finest ever. Little wonder: Legend Herbert von Karajan is directing Otto Edelmann, Hans Hopf, Erich Kunz and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf! A milestone!
4CDs, complete recording, appr. 267 min.