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Wagner: Lohengrin (Bayreuth Festival)

Wagner: Lohengrin (Bayreuth Festival)

Georg Zeppenfeld (König Heinrich); Klaus Florian Vogt (Lohengrin); Annette Dasch (Elsa); Jukka Rasilainen (Telramund); Petra Lang (Ortrud); Samuel Youn (Der Heerrufer des Königs); Noblemen of Brabant (Stefan Heibach); Noblemen of Brabant (Willem van der Heyden); Noblemen of Brabant (Rainer Zaun); Noblemen of Brabant (Christian Tschelebiew);

"Klaus Florian Vogthas been singing the role of Lohengrin for 10 years, but he never before sang it so painfully truthful, so beautiful and pleadingly, powerfully and inspired. Vogt is the miracle of this production." (www.stuttgarter-zeitung.de)

Wagner: Siegfried

Wagner: Siegfried

Stephen Gould (Siegfried); Gerhard Siegel (Mime); Albert Dohmen (Der Wanderer); Andrew Shore (Alberich); Hans-Peter König (Fafner); Linda Watson (Brünnhilde);

"Thielemann's conducting holds all in glorious Wagner...tremendous singing." (The Stage)

Wagner: Tannhäuser (Bayreuth Festival)

Wagner: Tannhäuser (Bayreuth Festival)

Torsten Kerl (Tannhäuser); Kwangchul Youn (Landgraf Hermann); Markus Eiche (Wolfram von Eschenbach); Lothar Odinius (Walther von der Vogelweide); Thomas Jesatko (Biterolf); Stefan Heibach (Heinrich der Schreiber); Rainer Zaun (Reinmar von Zweter); Camilla Nylund (Elisabeth, Nichte des Landgrafen);

"Camilla Nylund’s Elisabeth and Kwangchul Youn’s Landgraf deservedly received the most applause at the curtain calls." (Bachtrack)

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (Bayreuth Festival)

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (Bayreuth Festival)

Robert Dean Smith (Tristan); Iréne Theorin (Isolde); Robert Holl (King Marke); Jukka Rasilainen (Kurwenal); Ralf Lukas (Melot); Michelle Breedt (Brangäne); Clemens Bieber (A young sailor); Arnold Bezuyen (A shepherd); Martin Snell (A steersman);

"Peter Schneider conducted with real feeling for the score and the prelude to the first act stole upon the ear with the magic of Bayreuth’s amazing acoustics. Robert Dean Smith is now a fine Tristan with a really beautiful voice...Robert Holl made a moving King Marke, his magnificent bass nobly used. Some of the most beautiful singing came from Clemens Bieber’s Young Seaman at the beginning." (The Stage)