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  • ML: I hated his Philip — all flailing around and superficial grasp of the text. 9:43 PM
  • ML: Big family. Understood. Of course, how stupid of the Met to have a glorious Hungarian bass on the... 9:36 PM
  • Gualtier M: Morris is one of the greatest Wagner singers of all time. His Wotan is historic, a friend... 9:18 PM
  • Gualtier M: He has already sung the Flieder Monolog in concerts and recorded “Wahn, Wahn” as well... 9:11 PM
  • Bill: Bretz has 5 or 6 Children – so I imagine he will continue to sing alot in Budapest where this... 9:11 PM
  • ML: 1-2 years of heavy study? 9:01 PM
  • Bluebeard: another article I read years ago made mention of the fact that Pape didn’t quite find Hans... 8:57 PM
  • ML: Answering my own question, the Glasgow “yes” margin seems lower than expected —... 8:20 PM
  • La Cieca: Yes, please use this link: http://goo.gl/8fjA Jz 8:15 PM
  • Jack Jikes: Cara La Cieca – Can I order via Parterre? 8:10 PM

Under a linden tree

A new CD features the ten most gorgeous minutes recorded by a tenor in Wagner since World War II. It is Jonas Kaufmann singing from Act Two of Siegfried “Dass der mein Vater nicht ist… Du holdes Vöglein!” – otherwise known as “The Forest Murmurs.” This fragment lies perfectly for him, in the very middle of his voice, with a brief G the highest note.  His tone is sumptuous and flows effortlessly with the glamour, distinctiveness and immediate recognizability that define a great “classical” singer. He is able to sing over a wide dynamic range from breathtaking softness, always full bodied, to a ripe but never heavy sound at fuller voice, and there is wonderful contrast throughout. Read more »