Wagner. Die Walkure. Royal Opera House Orchestra/s
Catalog: SBT4 1495
Claire Watson (soprano), Anita Välkki (soprano), Rita Gorr (mezzo-soprano), Jon Vickers (tenor), Hans Hotter (bass-baritone), Michael Langdon (bass), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Georg Solti
Composed by: Wagner: Die Walküre
This release featuring an historic 1961 live performance of Die Walküre at Covent Garden marks the first appearance of Georg Solti on Testament as an opera conductor. It documents the first new production at the Royal Opera House conducted by Solti following his appointment as Musical Director. The recording’s outstanding cast includes Anita Välkki as Brünnhilde, Hans Hotter as Wotan, Claire Watson as Sieglinde and Jon Vickers as Siegmund.