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Charles H. Parsons
American Record Guide, November 2014

As usual at Bayreuth, chorus and orchestra are extraordinary. A very cohesive group. © 2014 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide

David Patrick Stearns
Gramophone, September 2014

WAGNER, R.: Fliegende Holländer (Der) (Bayreuth Festival, 2013) (NTSC) OA1140D
WAGNER, R.: Fliegende Holländer (Der) (Bayreuth Festival, 2013) (Blu-ray, HD) OABD7147D

Musically, this performance is on such a high level that…it would be among the best live recordings out there. 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. Tomislav Mužek’s Erik is a solid, beefy tenor—perfect for the role—while Franz-Josef Selig is an effective Daland, and Bruns’s Steersman…is beautifully sung. © 2014 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone

Robert Levine, August 2014

Franz-Josef Selig’s Daland is excellent, his round, firm tone used as much for humor as for business. Tomislav Muzek’s Erik is very strong, his last-act aria a vocal high point…

Christian Thielemann’s leadership is brilliant, exciting…The Bayreuth Orchestra and Chorus play and sing spectacularly. Picture and sound are ideal. © 2014 Read complete review

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