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Bayerisches Staatsopernorchester / Hans Knappertsbusch

Beethoven: Fidelio (2CD)

After a spell of recording with Decca, the legendary Wagnerian conductor Hans Knappertsbusch recorded for Westminster, and among his best recordings for this label is this 1961 recording of Fidelio, boasting a cast of great singers at the Austrian and German opera houses, including the much-loved Sena Jurinac.


Don Fernando: Frederick Guthrie
Don Pizarro: Gustav Neidlinger
Florestan: Jan Peerce
Leonore: Sena Jurinac
Rocco: Dezsö Ernster
Marzelline: Maria Stader
Jaquino: Murray Dickie
Zwei Gefangene: Georg Paskuda & Paul Neuner
Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper
Bayerisches Staatsorchester
Hans Knappertsbusch