Edda Moser (Leonore), Richard Cassilly (Florestan), Helen Donath (Marzelline), Eberhard Büchner (Jaquino), Theo Adam (Pizarro), Hermann Christian Polster (Fernando), Karl Ridderbusch (Rocco)
Rundfunkchor Leipzig & Staatskapelle Dresden, Herbert Blomstedt
Reissue of this near legendary recording of Beethoven’s Leonore (the first version of what later became Fidelio).
This recording from 1977 was the first recording of this opera, and since then remains a benchmark.
The best singers of the time: Eberhard Büchner, Edda Moser, Edith Mathis, Theo Adam, Karl Ridderbusch, and the Staatskapelle Dresden conducted by Herbert Blomstedt.