Opera aficionados have long felt that Bryn Terfel was destined to sing the music of Richard Wagner. The superb bass-baritone has thrilled listeners since the very beginning of his career with an extraordinary voice that boasts an abundance of power and a remarkably wide range, and with his impressive interpretive acumen--essential qualities for a successful realization of any of the roles from the daunting Wagnerian canon. Terfel rewards the patience of his many admirers and proves that the anticipation was warranted, with a thoroughly satisfying program made up of arias from 'Der fliegende Holländer,' 'Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg,' 'Tannhäuser,' 'Parsifal,' and 'Die Walküre.' He rises to the challenge of these demanding works withRead more accounts that are vocally and dramatically powerful, brilliantly displaying the complex psyches of Wagner's troubled heroes. The performances are outstanding simply on the merits of Terfel's prodigious vocals, but the additional luxury of support from the formidable Claudio Abbado and the Berlin Philharmonic render them sublime. The album is a milestone in an already brilliant career and a harbinger of even greater accomplishments to come. Read less
Works on This Recording
Parsifal: Mein Sohn Amfortas...Wehvolles Erbeby Richard Wagner Performer:
Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic Written: 1877-1882; Germany Venue: Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany Length: 8 Minutes 5 Secs. Language: German Notes: This selection begins with "Nein! Lasst ihn unenthüllt!..." Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany (2000 - 2001)
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