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Beethoven: Fidelio - Eberhard Büchner (vocals); Edith Mathis (vocals); Franz Crass (vocals); Günther Leib (vocals); Gwyneth Jones (vocals);...
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  1. Fidelio, opera, Op. 72
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Whatever you think you know about Karl Böhm, you don't know anything about Karl Böhm until you've heard this Fidelio. No matter how impressive his earlier recordings of Beethoven's only opera were -- and the live one from Vienna during the war was stunning -- this 1969 performance from Dresden is staggering. Sure, the singing is terrific. With the expressive James King as Florestan, the massive Martti Talvela as Don Fernando, the malevolent Theo Adam as Don Pizarro, and especially the glorious and gorgeous Gwyneth Jones as ...

Beethoven: Fidelio 2005, Deutsche Grammophon

UPC: 028947755845