Decca Classics to Release ATMOS Version of Georg Solti’s Historic Ring Cycle

Decca Classics is set to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Sir Georg Solti’s death with a new high-definition transfer of the original master tapes of his most celebrated recording, Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Recorded in Vienna between 1958 and 1965, and masterminded by Decca’s pioneering producer John Culshaw, the recording includes Birgit Nilsson, Hans Hotter, and Kirsten Flagstad. The new transfers {…}

CD / DVD Releases – Week of April 30: Decca Celebrates Birgit Nilsson’s Centennial

This week the releases are minimal but there is one opera lovers and fans are going to be interested in. La Nilsson To celebrate Birgit Nilsson’s centennial birthday, Decca is releasing an 81-CD set with the complete recordings for Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, and Philips. The package will include recordings of the complete Ring Cycle, “Elektra,” “Macbeth,” “Tosca,” “Tristan und Isolde,” {…}

Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Preview: Hildegard Behrens, Nina Stemme, Birgit Nilsson & The Met’s 22 ‘Elektra’ Interpreters

When Strauss’ “Elektra” returns to the stage on Thursday, March 1 at the Metropolitan Opera, it will take part 109th performance with the company. The role is often considered one of the most challenging in the repertoire, if not the most difficult. The soprano is tasked with a lengthy evening with barely any rest and no intermission to aid her {…}