Solti - Wagner - The Operas
Released: Oct 2012
The one-conductor does one-composer "box set" idea reaches a climax here. Solti recorded all of Wagner's mature (read: long) operas for Decca, which is celebrating the conductor's centenary with this remastered 36-CD set. (It includes their 12-CD set of Solti's Ring Cycle.) Solti had sweep, suspense -- and some historically great casts of singers. Full immersion is probably the way to go with Wagner, and carrying this set around for a few weeks (or years) is as strong an immersive experience as you could ever hope to draw from one release. Find librettos (or summaries) online and get cracking.