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Wagner: Der Fliegende Holländer / Levine, Morris, Et Al


Release Date: 04/15/1997 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 66342   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Ben HeppnerDeborah VoigtJan-Hendrik RooteringBirgitta Svendén,   ... 
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera ChorusMetropolitan Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Performances of The Flying Dutchman stand or fall by the ability of the lead bass-baritone to project the anguished, world-weary yet demonic nature of the accursed seafarer. I was not expecting a definitive reading from James Morris, whose Wotan has often tended towards the bland. But his darkly despairing Monologue is very impressive and comes closer to the superb Fischer-Dieskau (with Konwitschny, available on Berlin Classics) than most recent versions.

-- BBC Music Magazine
Performances of The Flying Dutchman stand or fall by the ability of the lead bass-baritone to project the anguished, world-weary yet demonic nature of the accursed seafarer. I was not expecting a definitive reading from James Morris, whose Wotan has often tended towards the bland. But his darkly despairing Monologue is very impressive and comes closer to the superb Fischer-Dieskau (with Konwitschny, available on Berlin Classics) than most recent versions.

-- BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

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Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Ben Heppner (Tenor), Deborah Voigt (Soprano), Jan-Hendrik Rootering (Bass),
Birgitta Svendén (Mezzo Soprano), Paul Groves (Tenor), James Morris (Bass)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
Language: German 

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