Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (in German)
"Der Barbier von Sevilla". BR live video recording. Rec. at Bayerische Staatsoper, Altes Residenztheater, Munich, 1959-12-25.
- Cast: Fritz Wunderlich (Almaviva), Hermann Prey (Figaro),
Hans Hotter (Basilio), Erika Köth (Rosina), Max Proebstl (Bartolo), Ina Gerhein (Marzelline), Karl Ostertag (Fiorello), Adolf Keil (Offizier), Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper, Bayerisches Staatsorchester, cond. Joseph Keilberth
- Bert Wechsler, in the BCS catalogue: "With the German translation as fleetly delivered by all as the original Italian can and should be, this is just about a dream German cast. Wunderlich fans will rightly exalt, Köth shimmers, Prey's ease astounds, and it is a rare privilege to see and hear Hotter in a buffo role."
- Stefan Zucker, in the BCS catalogue: "You can hear how brilliant Wunderlich's voice was at this point in his career. Prey's lieder-singer musical sensitivity informs his Figaro. Köth's top is stunning, her F physically satisfying to hear. Max Proebstl, as Bartolo, steals the show. The whole performance fizzes."
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|Bel Canto Society Video BCS #603A (140m., available in VHS PAL or NTSC format from Bel Canto Society Inc., 11 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10023, Fax 908-225-1562. Free catalogue available.)
|Legato Classics VI LCV-012
|Standing Room Only Video SRO V10045
|Bel Canto Society Video BCS #654 "FW live" (four excerpts)
Fritz Wunderlich Discography