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Clive Paget
Limelight, March 2020

WAGNER, R.: Fliegende Holländer (Der) [Opera] (Theater an der Wien, 2015) (NTSC) 2.110637
WAGNER, R.: Fliegende Holländer (Der) [Opera] (Theater an der Wien, 2015) (Blu-ray, HD) NBD0099V

A period-sound, Freudian Dutchman sails a complex sea.

As the Dutchman, Samuel Youn sings with incisive power and great attention to text. Ingela Brimberg’s Senta is viscerally felt with thrilling top notes…while Bernard Richter’s warm-toned tenor is spot on as Georg. Lars Woldt’s grasping bully of a Donald raises a nasty misogynist flag about the world in which his daughter is bartered and sold. François Roussillon’s astute video direction manages to focus the action without losing the appropriate sense of scale. Sound—especially orchestral detail—is excitingly meticulous. © 2020 Limelight Read complete review



Mike Ashman
Gramophone, January 2020

WAGNER, R.: Fliegende Holländer (Der) [Opera] (Theater an der Wien, 2015) (NTSC) 2.110637
WAGNER, R.: Fliegende Holländer (Der) [Opera] (Theater an der Wien, 2015) (Blu-ray, HD) NBD0099V

The cast is good and Brimberg especially is an exceptional Senta, able in both the heroics and the glooms of this tricky in-between role. © 2020 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone




Christie Grimstad
ConcertoNet.com, December 2019

WAGNER, R.: Fliegende Holländer (Der) [Opera] (Theater an der Wien, 2015) (NTSC) 2.110637
WAGNER, R.: Fliegende Holländer (Der) [Opera] (Theater an der Wien, 2015) (Blu-ray, HD) NBD0099V

Samuel Youn’s Dutchman is unwavering, giving strength and determination. Hands down, the greatest delivery comes from Ingela Brimberg as she journeys through her phases of infatuation, fear and ecstasy…

Frequently teamed up with Olivier Py, Bertrand Killy’s lighting is highly hypnotic and intoxicating… the effect is tripled.

…Olivier Py is to be commended by his brilliance in format and staging for this Der fliegende Holländer. © 2019 ConcertoNet.com Read complete review



Raul de Gama
The WholeNote, November 2019

WAGNER, R.: Fliegende Holländer (Der) [Opera] (Theater an der Wien, 2015) (NTSC) 2.110637
WAGNER, R.: Fliegende Holländer (Der) [Opera] (Theater an der Wien, 2015) (Blu-ray, HD) NBD0099V

Der Fliegende Holländer is set in three acts but is often performed as a continuous two-and-a-half-hour whole. Highlights are Die Frist ist um and Johohoe! Johohoe! Marc Minkowski’s conducting is triumphant. Olivier Py’s direction—amid a bleak set—brilliantly captures Wagner’s opera with cohesion and fluency. Samuel Youn’s full-voiced, bass-baritone Dutchman has anguish and desperation, Ingela Brimberg’s Senta is sweet and effortless and Lars Woldt’s Daland is resonant and noble. Orchestra and chorus are in glowing form too. © 2019 The WholeNote Read complete review



Kevin Filipski
The Flip Side, October 2019

Olivier Py’s abstract 2015 Vienna staging of Wagner’s earliest mature opera The Flying Dutchman juggles the original libretto…also impressive are the leads, Samuel Youn as the Dutchman and Ingela Brimberg as Senta, the woman who tragically loves him. Marc Minkowski conducts his own period-instrument Musiciens du Louvre in a most persuasive performance. © 2019 The Flip Side Read complete review



Rafael de Acha
Rafael’s Music Notes, October 2019

…With baritone Samuel Youn leading the cast as a sonorous Dutchman, Ingela Brimberg an impressive Senta, Lars Woldt a solid Daland, and tenors Bernard Richter and Manuel Gunther both effective in their supporting roles. Marc Minkowski conducts with authority Les Musiciens du Louvre. © 2019 Rafael's Music Notes Read complete review





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