Wagner Opera Preludes


Released On
7th May 2007

Product Code
CD HLL 7517

Richard Wagner

Sir Mark Elder

Anja Kampe, Soprano

RICHARD WAGNER (1813-1883)

1. Prelude, Act I
2. Good Friday Music, Act III

Der Fliegende Holländer
3. Overture

Die Meistersinger von Núrnberg
4. Prelude, Act III
5. Prelude, Act I

Tristan und Isolde
6. Prelude
7. Liebestod

‘It is clear that [the Hallé is] capable of delivering one of the finest concert performances we are likely to hear in this country.’

Independent on Sunday, February 2007, reviewing a Hallé concert of orchestral works from Wagner operas, as performed on this disc.

Highly acclaimed for concert performances of these works, prior to making this recording. This disc includes the essential orchestral works from Wagner operas.

Soprano Anja Kampe, who specialises in Wagner roles, has come to international prominence in recent years with leading roles planned in all the major opera houses for the coming years. An artist with a proven pedigree and an immense career ahead.

Sir Mark Elder, recognised as one of the leading opera house conductors, brings great experience of the theatre to the Hallé’s concerts and recordings.