Wagner: Rienzi / Kollo, Hollreiser

Album cover art for upc 5099972913222
Label: EMI
Catalog: 5099972913222
Format: CD

René Kollo (Cola Rienzi), Siv Wennberg (Irene), Nikolaus Hillebrand (Steffano Colonna), Janis Martin (Adriano Colonna), Theo Adam (Paolo Orsini), Siegfried Vogel (Raimondo), Ingeborg Springer (Ein Friedensbote), Peter Schreier (Baroncelli) & Günther Leib (Cecco del Vecchio) Leipziger Rundfunkchor, Chor der Staatsoper Dresden & Staatskapelle Dresden, Heinrich Hollreiser

“The principal credit for the recording's success…is due to the conductor Heinrich Hollreiser. He prevents the more routine material from sounding merely mechanical, and ensures that the whole work has a sweep and a conviction that persuades me, for one, that there is no reason for its continued exclusion from the Bayreuth canon.” - Gramophone