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Ben Heppner Sings Lohengrin


Release Date: 07/16/1996 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 68239   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Sharon SweetBen HeppnerJan-Hendrik RooteringSergei Leiferkus,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony OrchestraBavarian Radio ChorusBavarian State Opera Chorus members
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Heppner is extraordinary, giving a solidly expansive performance of poise and breadth. The voice is both strong and youthful, and he knows what he is singing about. Heppner's sense of phrasing, allied with his commanding voice, does a lot to bring the difficult character of Lohengrin to life, and the third act is clearly his.

-- Patrick J. Smith, Opera News [12/9/1995]
Heppner is extraordinary, giving a solidly expansive performance of poise and breadth. The voice is both strong and youthful, and he knows what he is singing about. Heppner's sense of phrasing, allied with his commanding voice, does a lot to bring the difficult character of Lohengrin to life, and the third act is clearly his.

-- Patrick J. Smith, Opera News [12/9/1995] Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Lohengrin: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1994 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Residence, Munich 
Length: 8 Minutes 20 Secs. 
2.
Lohengrin: Seht! Welch ein seltsam Wunder by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus,  Bavarian State Opera Chorus members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1994 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Residence, Munich 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: German 
3.
Lohengrin: Nun sei bedankt, mein lieber Schwann! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Sharon Sweet (Soprano), Ben Heppner (Tenor), Jan-Hendrik Rootering (Bass)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus,  Bavarian State Opera Chorus members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1994 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Residence, Munich 
Length: 5 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: German 
4.
Lohengrin: Wenn ich im Kampfe by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Sharon Sweet (Soprano), Ben Heppner (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1994 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Residence, Munich 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: German 
5.
Lohengrin: Welch holde Wunder muss ich sehen? by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Jan-Hendrik Rootering (Bass), Ben Heppner (Tenor), Sergei Leiferkus (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus,  Bavarian State Opera Chorus members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1994 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Residence, Munich 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: German 
6.
Lohengrin: Nun höret mich und achtet wohl by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Sergei Leiferkus (Baritone), Eva Martón (Soprano), Sharon Sweet (Soprano),
Jan-Hendrik Rootering (Bass), Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone), Ben Heppner (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus,  Bavarian State Opera Chorus members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1994 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Residence, Munich 
Length: 7 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: German 
7.
Lohengrin: Mein Herr und Gott, nun ruf' ich dich by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Eva Martón (Soprano), Sharon Sweet (Soprano), Sergei Leiferkus (Baritone),
Jan-Hendrik Rootering (Bass), Ben Heppner (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus,  Bavarian State Opera Chorus members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1994 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Residence, Munich 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection begins "Durch Gottes Sieg is jetzt dein Leben mein..." 
8.
Lohengrin: Treulich geführt "Bridal Chorus" by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus,  Bavarian State Opera Chorus members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1994 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Residence, Munich 
Length: 5 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: German 
9.
Lohengrin: Wie hehr erkenn'ich unsrer Liebe Wesen! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Ben Heppner (Tenor), Sharon Sweet (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1994 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Residence, Munich 
Length: 8 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: German 
10.
Lohengrin: Höchstes Vertrau'n by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Ben Heppner (Tenor), Sharon Sweet (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1994 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Residence, Munich 
Length: 8 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: German 
11.
Lohengrin: Weh' nun ist all' unser Glück dahin! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Sharon Sweet (Soprano), Ben Heppner (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1994 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Residence, Munich 
Length: 5 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: German 
12.
Lohengrin: In fernem Land by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Jan-Hendrik Rootering (Bass), Ben Heppner (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus,  Bavarian State Opera Chorus members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1994 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Residence, Munich 
Length: 6 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: German 

Sound Samples

Vorspiel
Seht! Seht!
Act I: Scene 3: Nun sei bedankt, mein lieber Schwan!
Act I: Scene 3: Wenn ich im Kampfe für dich siege
Act I: Scene 3: Welch holde Wunder muß ich sehen?
Act I: Scene 3: Nun höret mich und achtet wohl
Act I: Scene 3: Durch Gottes Sieg ist jetzt dein Leben mein
Treulich geführt ziehet dahin (Brautlied)
Act III: Scene 2: Wie hehr erkenn' ich unsrer Liebe Wesen!
Act III: Scene 2: Höchstes Vertrau'n hast du mir schon zu danken
Act III: Scene 2: Weh' nun ist all' unser Glück dahin!
Act III: Scene 3: In fernem Land, unnahbar euren Schritten

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