The best recordings of Wagner

We choose some of the finest recordings of Wagner's great operatic works on disc

Wagner best recordings

Die Meistersinger
Gerald Finley et al; LPO, Glyndebourne Chorus/Vladimir Jurowski 
Opus Arte OA1085D (DVD)


An intimate, glowing performance, with Gerald Finley on form as Hans Sachs.

Die Walküre 
Matthias Goerne et al; Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra/Jaap van Zweden
Naxos 8.660394-97

A high-quality performance of the most passionate Ring opera at a bargain price.

Overtures & Preludes 
Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Neeme Järvi
Chandos CHSA5126

From Die Feen to Die Meistersinger, an orchestral disc that shows Wagner at his most vivid.

The Ring Cycle
Birgit Nilsson, Hans Hotter et al; Vienna PO/Georg Solti
Decca 478 8370

The most spectacular Ring of all and a landmark of recorded music history.