There is only one recording of Simplicius by Johann Strauß II on file (performed in German)

Conductor Franz Welser-Möst - 1999(LC)

Orchestra - Opernhaus Zürich

Chorus - Opernhaus Zürich

Der Einsiedler - Michael Volle

Simplicius - Martin Zysset

General von Vliessen - Rolf Haunstein

Hildegarde - Elizabeth (Rae) Magnuson

Arnim von Grübben - Piotr Beczala

Melchior - Oliver Widmer

Schnapslotte - Luise Martini

Tilly - Martina Janková

Ebba - Liliana Nikiteanu

Wachmeister - Cheyne Davidson

Officer - Jörg Heppe

Soldier - Meinholf Kalkuhl

Kurassier - Heikki Yrttiaho

Voice - Alexander Pereire

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Compact Disc; - EMI CDS 5 57009-2 {2CDS} (2000)

DVD (Video) - ArtHaus Musik 100 364 (2003)

(year of issue or re-issue)

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This recording is reviewed in the following publications:-

(The) Gramophone - November (published September) 2000 p.118 (audio) [AML]; July 2003 p.86 (DVD) [MSR]

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Opera - July 2003 p.887 (DVD) [AL]

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Opera News - January 2001 p.68 (audio) [RT]

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Fanfare - Vol.24 No.5 May/June 2001 p.226 (audio) [CW]

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Orpheus - März 2001 S.58 (audio) [MK]

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Opéra International - novembre 2000 No.251 pp.67-68 (audio) [PC]

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Diapason - No.475 novembre 2000 pp.92-93 (audio) [MP]; No.505 juillet-aoüt 2003 p.122 (DVD) [MP]

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International Record Review - September 2000 p.123 (audio) [DP]: September 2003 p.83 (DVD) [JM]

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BBC Music Magazine - October 2000 p.80 (audio) [CW2]: July 2003 p.86 (DVD) [GH]

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Classic CD - November 2000 p.66 (audio) [MT]

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American Record Guide - January/February 2001 Vol.64 No.1 p.203 (audio) [RT]

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Le Monde de la Musique - No.248 novembre 2000 pp.107-108 (audio) [FL]

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Répertoire - No.141 décembre 2000 p.72 (audio) [JMB]

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CD COMPACT (Barcelona) - enero 2001 No.139 p.56 (audio) [SV]

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Opera Actual (Barcelona) - No.43 enero-febrero 2001 pp.94-95 (audio) [XC]: No.63 septiembre 2003 p.94 (DVD) [XC]

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Musica (Milano) - N.148 luglio-agosto 2003 pp.88-89 (DVD) [AZ]

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Comments:- Recorded at performances in the Zürich Opera House (October, November 1999). It is not known if the audio and video recordings were made at the same performances.

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Abbreviations

(STU), "Studio" Recording

(SE), "Studio" Recording of Excerpts

(STC), Composite "Studio" Recording made up from more than one source

(SCE), Composite "Studio" Recording of Excerpts from more than one source

(LI), "Live" Recording

(LE), "Live" Recording of Excerpts

(LC), "Live" Composite Recording from more than one performance

(LCE), Excerpts from more than one "Live" Performance

(RA), A Radio Performance

(RE), Excerpts from a Radio Performance

(RC), Composite Radio Performance from more than one broadcast

(RCE), Excerpts from more than one broadcast performance

(FI), Film or/and sound track of a film

(FE), Excerpts of an opera from a film or/and the sound track of a film

CELLETTI, Il Teatro d'Opera in Disco by Rodolfo Celletti - Rizzoli - 1988

EJS Discography, EJS: Discography of the Edward J. Smith Recordings - The Golden Age of Opera, 1956-71 by William Shaman, William J. Collins, and Calvin M. Goodwin - GreenwoodPress - 1994

GIUDICI, L'Opera in CD e Video by Elvio Giudici - il Saggiatore Milano - 1995. Second Edition - 1999 - is indicated by (2)

HARRIS, Opera Recordings - A Critical Guide by Kenn Harris - David and Charles - 1973

MARINELLI, Opere in Disco by Carlo Marinelli - Discanto Edizione - 1982

MET, The Metropolitan Opera Guide to Recorded Opera - edited by Paul Gruber - Thames and Hudson - 1993

MET(VID), The Metropolitan Guide to Opera on Video - edited by Paul Gruber - W.W. Norton & Co. Ltd. - 1997

More EJS, More EJS: Discography of the Edward J. Smith Recordings by William Shaman - William J. Collins - Calvin M. Goodwin - Greenwood Press 1999

NEWTON (Verdi), Verdi - Tutti i libretti d'opera edited by Piero Mioli

PENGUIN, The Penguin Guide to Opera on Compact Discs by Edwin Greenfield - Robert Layton - Ivan March - Penguin Books 1993

Discos Gramófono (Barcelona), Compañía del Gramófono Sociedad Anónima Española

Gramófono (Barcelona), Compañía del Gramófono Sociedad Anónima Española

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