The great soprano Birgit Nilsson stars in her signature role of Isolde in this historic performance filmed live at the Theatre Antique d'Orange in France in 1973. Jon Vickers co-stars as Tristan in this famed production, which is performed under the musical direction of the legendary conductor Karl Bohm, with the Orchestre National de RTF.
This historic film of Wagner's monumental opera, performed by this incomparable cast, has been restored and digitally re-mastered. Also stars Ruth Hesse, Walter Berry, Bengt Rundgren, Horst Laurenthal, and Stan Unruh.
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"...this recording has been an essential video in any serious collection since it was first issued. The production at the Orange Choregie uses an adaptation of Wieland Wagner's ring construct to excellent effect." - Michael Richter, Opera Japonica
Birgit NilssonJon VickersRuth HesseWalter BerryBengt RundgrenHorst LaurenthalStan Unruh
Compser: Richard Wagner
Orchestre National de RTFConductor: Karl Bohm
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