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Warner Classics

Wagner: Lohengrin CD (Rudolf Kempe)

Praised as much for its visionary intensity as for its vivid sense of theatre, this Lohengrin, conducted by Rudolf Kempe and recorded in Vienna, unites an exceptional cast: Jess Thomas in the title role, both idealised hero and vulnerable man; the radiant Elisabeth Grümmer as Elsa and, as Ortrud and Telramund, Christa Ludwig and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, subtly bringing extra dimensions to the two villains of the piece.

Composer: Richard Wagner
Lohengrin: Jess Thomas
Elsa: Elisabeth Grümmer
Telramund: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Ortrud: Christa Ludwig
König Heinrich: Gottlob Frick
Herald: Otto Wiener

Wiener Staatsopernchor 
Chorus Master: Richard Rossmayer 
Wiener Philharmoniker
Conductor: Rudolf Kempe  
Running Time: 217:17 mins
Year: 1964
Remastered: 2000