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Mike Richter‘s documentation of the 1962 Buenos Aires Ring continues with the second act of Die Walküre featuring Birgit Nilsson and Hans Hotter.  

Wagner: Die Walküre, Act Two
Teatro Colón, September 28, 1962

Brünnhilde: Birgit Nilsson
Sieglinde: Gré Brouwenstijn
Fricka: Ursula Boese
Siegmund: Fritz Uhl
Wotan: Hans Hotter
Hunding: Arnold van Mill

Conductor: Heinz Wallberg

  • Krunoslav

    Where were Shuard, Fisher and Shacklock?

  • danpatter

    What a great picture of Nilsson, looking the way a Brunnhilde should look and, God knows, singing like one. She had real splendor!

    • danpatter

      What an excellent performance this is! It’s been years since I heard it last, and it really is superb. I encourage everyone to hear this. Yes, the singers are all in the right channel, as if you’re sitting sideways between them and the orchestra (which means the very minimal coughing is all in the left channel, at least). A great way to begin the day -- thanks, LaCieca!