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Matthew Gurewitsch
Opera News, April 2014

WAGNER, R.: Rienzi (Theatre du Capitole de Toulouse, 2012) (NTSC) OA1110D
WAGNER, R.: Rienzi (Theatre du Capitole de Toulouse, 2012) (Blu-ray, HD) OABD7125D

…Kerl is in full command, unfazed by the fiendishly high tessitura, grandiloquent of phrase, purposeful and trenchant with text.

In the trouser role of the aristocrat Adriano…Daniela Sindram…displays bright, slashing authority…

The Toulouse edition, prepared by conductor Pinchas Steinberg, runs an expansive three hours, delivered with momentum, brio and spells of hazy introspection, all valuable commodities here. © 2014 Opera News Read complete review



Robert Cummings
Classical Net, December 2013

Torsten Kerl as Rienzi is simply splendid. He knows the role well…Marika Schönberg as Irene is also very good here, as is Daniela Sindram in the trouser role of Adriano. The remainder of the cast is fine as well and the chorus and orchestra perform quite convincing, not least because of the excellent leadership of conductor Pinchas Steinberg, whose spirited tempo selections and deft shaping of the score infuse the opera with a momentum that rarely lets up.

The camera work, picture clarity and sound reproduction are exceptionally fine to round out this excellent issue. For those interested in Wagner and mid-19th century opera, this is probably a must. © 2013 Classical Net Read complete review



Mike Ashman
Gramophone, November 2013

WAGNER, R.: Rienzi (Theatre du Capitole de Toulouse, 2012) (NTSC) OA1110D
WAGNER, R.: Rienzi (Theatre du Capitole de Toulouse, 2012) (Blu-ray, HD) OABD7125D

Good sound, sensible pictures and a well-rehearsed musical result. Buy it… © 2013 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone





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