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The Discovery Recitals

The Discovery Recitals

Francesca Chiejina (Soprano); Ashley Riches (Baritone); David Shipley (Bass); David Junghoon Kim (Tenor); Kiandra Howarth (Soprano); Luís Gomes (Tenor); Hanna Hipp (Mezzo-soprano); David Gowland (Piano);

Wagner: Das Rheingold

Wagner: Das Rheingold

Albert Dohmen (Wotan); Andrew Shore (Alberich); Hans-Peter König (Fafner); Michelle Breedt (Fricka); Gerhard Siegel (Mime); Edith Haller (Freia);

"Whatever one's take on the production, Mr. Thielemann drew a probing, radiant and exhilarating musical performance from this orchestra of dedicated instrumentalists" (The New York Times)

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (Bayreuth Festival)

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (Bayreuth Festival)

Samuel Youn (Der Holländer); Benjamin Bruns (Der Steuermann); Christa Mayer (Mary); Tomislav Muzek (Erik); Ricarda Merbeth (Senta); Franz-Josef Selig (Daland);

"... one revels in Christian Thielemann's masterly handling of the Overture's tempo modifications and, thereafter, the lustrous sonorities that support the singers in this single-act version of the opera... Youn is a particular revelation, with bass qualities to establish the character's emotional weight but also effective baritonal colours that convey anguish with great specificity." (Gramophone)