Beethoven: Fidelio / Halász, Nielsen, Glashof, Titus, Et Al

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This new Fidelio, tautly and atmospherically conducted, solidly cast throughout, with exceptionally fluent and expressive work in the two leading roles, has a great deal to recommend it - not just as a low-priced alternative but as a possible first Fidelio in a collection...Michael Halász leads his excellent orchestra and chorus in an alert, propulsive rendition that addresses the theatrical and emotional values of each scene. He also seems to elicit top-grade performances from everyone in the cast...Inge Nielsen rises as impressively to the demands of Leonore...the grave nobility, dramatic thrust, easy flexibility and wide range demanded by these roles seem a perfect fit for her skills. If she hasn't the weighty grandeur of some classic Leonores of the past, her bright clarity offers its own substantial reward. Gösta Winbergh matches her level, combining vocal poise, tonal beauty and emotional dignity to create one of the best Florestans recorded. - Opera News

Product Description:

  • Release Date: September 10, 1999

  • Catalog Number: 8660070-71

  • UPC: 730099607025

  • Label: Naxos

  • Number of Discs: 2

  • Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

  • Conductor: Michael Halász

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Hungarian Radio Chorus, Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia

  • Performer: Alan Titus, Edith Lienbacher, Gösta Winbergh, Herwig Pecoraro, Inga Nielsen, Kurt Moll, Wolfgang Glashof


  1. Fidelio, Op. 72

    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ensemble: Hungarian Radio Chorus, Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia

    Performer: Wolfgang Glashof (Bass), Edith Lienbacher (Soprano), Kurt Moll (Bass), Inga Nielsen (Soprano), Herwig Pecoraro (Tenor), Alan Titus (Baritone), Gösta Winbergh (Tenor)

    Conductor: Michael Halász