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Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (Bayreuth Festival)

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (Bayreuth Festival)

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

"... 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)

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (De Nederlandse Opera)

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (De Nederlandse Opera)

Robert Lloyd (Daland); Catherine Naglestad (Senta); Marco Jentzsch (Erik); Marina Prudenskaja (Mary); Oliver Ringelhahn (Der Steuermann Dalands); Juha Uusitalo (Der Holländer);

"... must give utmost praise to conductor Hartmut Haenchen, who offers a whip-smart account of the score..." (International Record Review)

Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (De Nederlands Opera)

Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (De Nederlands Opera)

"A blend of transparent stage direction, powerful images and colourful orchestral playing. Perfect. (Die Walküre)" (Trouw, NL)

Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (Gran Teatre del Liceu)

Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (Gran Teatre del Liceu)

Deborah Polaski (Brünnhilde); Matti Salminen (Hagen); Falk Struckmann (Gunther); John Treleaven (Siegfried); Eric Halfvarson (Fafner);

"the best small screen realisation of a Ring opera I have seen." (International Record Review)

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Bayreuth Festival)

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Bayreuth Festival)

Franz Hawlata (Hans Sachs); Artur Korn (Veit Pogner); Michael Volle (Sixtus Beckmesser); Klaus Florian Vogt (Walther Von Stolzing); Norbert Ernst (David); Michaela Kaune (Eva);

"'Meistersinger' that's on an entirely new Wagnerian scale...it is full of smart ideas and moments of effective theater." (The Washington Post)

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Glyndebourne)

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Glyndebourne)

Gerald Finley (Hans Sachs); Marco Jentzsch (Walther von Stolzing); Anna Gabler (Eva); Michaela Selinger (Magdalene); Topi Lehtipuu (David); Alastair Miles (Veit Pogner);

"McVicar has put on a great show with style, intelligence and insight." (The Daily Telegraph)