Vocals on Die Walküre: Brünnhilde - Astrid Varnay Wotan - Jerôme Hines Sieglinde - Régine Crespin Siegmund - Fritz Uhl Fricka - Regina Resnik Hunding - Gottlob Frick Schwertleite - Lilo Brockhaus Waltraute - Elisabeth Schärtel Ortlinde - Wilma Schmidt Siegrune - Grace Hoffman Grimgerde - Elisabeth Steiner Gerhilde - Gertraud Hopf Rossweisse - Ruth Hesse Helmwige - Ingeborg Moussa-Felderer. Siegfried - Hans Hopf Brünnhilde - Birgit Nilsson, Astrid Varnay Hagen - Gottlob Frick Gunther - Thomas Stewart Gutrune - Wilma Schmidt Waltraute - Grace Hoffman Alberich - Otakar Kraus 1. Norn - Elisabeth Schärtel 2. Norn - Grace Hoffman 3. Norn - Régine Crespin Woglinde - Ingeborg Moussa-Feldere Wellgunde - Elisabeth Steiner Flosshilde - Elisabeth Schärtel.
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LyricsDie Walküre, WWV 86B, Ac. ichard Wagner, Jerome Hines, Régine Crespin, Astrid Varnay, Gertraud Hopf, Wilma Schmidt, Elisabeth Schärtel, Lilo Brockhaus, Ingeborg Felderer, Grace Hoffmann, Elisabeth Steiner, Ruth Hesse, Bayreuther Festspielorchester, Rudolf Kempe.
Régine Crespin, who has died aged 80, was the most successful French prima donna of the postwar era. At a time when French opera had largely faded from the repertory, she achieved international fame in numerous roles, singing in German and Italian as well as French. Crespin was born in Marseille but began her musical studies as a teenager in Nîmes, where her parents had a shoe shop. She took singing lessons with Mme Kossa, and after winning the regional finals of a singing competition entitled Les plus belles voix de France went to Paris, where she won first prize with her performance of an aria from Ernest Reyer's Sigurd. Crespin's career as a Wagnerian was given its stamp of approval when Wieland Wagner chose her as Kundry for Bayreuth in 1958, conducted by Knappertsbusch. She repeated the role there for several seasons, adding Sieglinde, under Rudolf Kempe.
Regine Crespin, who had successfully taken the role of Kundry in Parsifal in Bayreuth since 1958 and only appeared in the Ring that one year, imbued the role of Sieglinde with the touching emotionality of her highly dramatic soprano voice, and gave a persuasive reading, with the young Fritz Uhl playing her loving brother. Orchestra: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Rudolf Kempe. Composer: Richard Wagner. This 1961 Orfeo/Kempe Ring may not be the top choice for collectors of Wagner's great Music Tetralogy, but it is nice to have. I think of it as a transitional Ring, containing elements from the 50's as well as few of the artists who would be mainstays throughout the 60's as well as some who had brief Bayreuth careers.
Jon Vickers and Régine Crespin are the brother and sister who fall rapturously in love, only to be torn apart by death. The legendary Birgit Nilsson sings Brünnhilde, the Valkyrie of the title who is punished by her father (the magnificent Theo Adam as Wotan) for doing what he really wants her to do. Herbert von Karajan conducts his final Met performance.
Bass clarinet part (transposed into B♭ and in treble clef) - . 6MB, 4 pp. - . /10 2 4 6 8 10 (-) - !N/!N/!N - 3881 ⇩ - Joshua Borin. Auserlesene Stücke aus Opern von Richard Wagner für Klavier 2 Händen, Band 2 Leipzig: C. F. Peters, 1910.