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The Most Divine Diva

A Listmania! list by Gary Douglas (South Queensferry, West Lothian United Kingdom)
 
Operas, Arias & Lieder
1.  Operas, Arias & Lieder by Walter Berry
The list author says:
  "How fantastic would it have been to have heard Miss Ludwig in the role of Elektra or Brunhilde in its' entirity? These excerpts give us a taste of how this music should really sound."
£35.20   Used & New from: £9.12

Mozart: Così fan tutte
2.  Mozart: Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The list author says:
  "Overall a great cast but as Dorabella Miss Ludwig outshines everyone here and on subsequent recordings."
Used & New from: £15.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Wagner: Lohengrin
3.  Wagner: Lohengrin by Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
The list author says:
  "Never has Ortud been sung so beautifully and yet with such malevolence.  Miss Ludwig is outstanding here and should be the main reason for buying this set"
£40.00   Used & New from: £15.49
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Mozart: Don Giovanni
4.  Mozart: Don Giovanni by Nicolai Ghiaurov
The list author says:
  "Even although she has been wronged, this Donna Elvira is a full-bodied and passionate 'victim'.  If only Miss Ludwig had taken this role into the theatre!"
£21.61   Used & New from: £8.49
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
5.  Wagner: Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner
The list author says:
  "Worth buying for Brangane's warning alone (Einsam wachend in der Nacht)"
£23.75   Used & New from: £5.42
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Les Introuvables de Christa Ludwig
6.  Les Introuvables de Christa Ludwig by Christa Ludwig
The list author says:
  "Another side to Ludwig's voice here - Lieder (with some amazing opera excerpts thrown in for good measure).  Buy it ! Buy it! Buy it! Especially at this price."
£31.91   Used & New from: £14.82

Le Nozze Di Figaro
7.  Le Nozze Di Figaro by Mozart
The list author says:
  "Live from Salzburg and in specatcular sound, Miss Ludwig takes us way beyond the stereotypical characterization of Cherubino.  Wow!!"
£26.73

R Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier
8.  R Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss
The list author says:
  "Ludwig's Marschallin ranks with the best of them.  Her mezzo firmness works really well here with Troyanos"
£47.78   Used & New from: £38.22
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
9.  Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck
The list author says:
  "Worth buying solely for Ludwig's antics as the Witch"
£36.95   Used & New from: £7.98

Fidelio
10.  Fidelio by Beethoven
The list author says:
  "Her most famous role.  Captured here at her absolute peak in this role.  Don't miss it"
£13.95   Used & New from: £4.88

Strauss: Elektra
11.  Strauss: Elektra by Hildegard Behrens
The list author says:
  "Although into the twilight of her career in this recording, Ludwig's voice still captures the depth of Klytmnestra's anguish."
Used & New from: £4.97
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Christa Ludwig - Salzburg Festival Highlights
12.  Christa Ludwig - Salzburg Festival Highlights by Richard Strauss
The list author says:
  "This showcases Ludwig's talent at the Salzburg festival in some of her most famous interpretations.  What a steal!"
£9.98   Used & New from: £7.38

Bellini: Norma
13.  Bellini: Norma by Vincenzo Bellini
The list author says:
  "Ludwig at her most luxurious"
Used & New from: £5.96
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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R Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten
14.  R Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss
The list author says:
  "Who said that mezzos shouldn't sing soprano roles?"
£27.99   Used & New from: £19.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Wagner: Tannhäuser
15.  Wagner: Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner
The list author says:
  "Look no further than this Venus - she sings/acts with all of the mustard and none of the ham."
Used & New from: £23.26
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Gary Douglas (South Queensferry, West Lothian United Kingdom)
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Last updated: 16/10/2004
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