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Robert Cummings
Classical Net, September 2014

…this Blu-ray disc contains what is probably the most successful radical production of a Wagner opera I have ever encountered. Further, it is…perhaps the most convincing effort in any operatic repertory. You really can’t find anything wrong with the cast, but can instead only shout bravo after bravo as the opera progresses. Performances are simply that outstanding.

The camera work, picture clarity and sound reproduction are first-rate…strongly recommended… © 2014 Classical Net Read complete review



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





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