The 2010 Bayreuth Festival Ring Cycle opens this week, and I can’t think of a better excuse for posting sound clips of great Wagner singers of the past than that.
In honor of today’s opera, Die Walküre, here are three versions of Wotan’s Farewell, including one en français.
Alexander Kipnis (rec. 1926)
Marcel Journet (rec. 1928)
Hans Hotter (rec. 1942)