Michael Volle sings Wagner | Orfeo C904171A

Michael Volle sings Wagner

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Label: Orfeo

Cat No: C904171A

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 8th September 2017

Contents

Works

Wagner, Richard

Das Rheingold
» Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge
Der fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman)
» Die Frist ist um
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
» Euch macht ihr's leicht
» Verachtet mir die Meister nicht
» Was duftet doch der Flieder
Die Walkure
» Leb wohl, du kuhnes, herrliches Kind!
Parsifal
» Ja! Wehe! Weh' uber mich! (Act 3)
Siegfried
» Dir Unweisen ruf'ich ins Ohr
Tannhauser
» Als du in kuhnem Sange
» Blick ich umher

Artists

Michael Volle (bass-baritone)
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

Conductor

Georg Fritzsch

Works

Wagner, Richard

Das Rheingold
» Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge
Der fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman)
» Die Frist ist um
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
» Euch macht ihr's leicht
» Verachtet mir die Meister nicht
» Was duftet doch der Flieder
Die Walkure
» Leb wohl, du kuhnes, herrliches Kind!
Parsifal
» Ja! Wehe! Weh' uber mich! (Act 3)
Siegfried
» Dir Unweisen ruf'ich ins Ohr
Tannhauser
» Als du in kuhnem Sange
» Blick ich umher

Artists

Michael Volle (bass-baritone)
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

Conductor

Georg Fritzsch

About

The roles featured on this CD are, in more ways than one, truly great ones; the vocal and interpretational demands on the artist are of an equally high calibre. The fact, as J.M. Fischer writes in the booklet text, that the term 'heroic baritone' has established itself in connection with these roles is recognition of the highly technical challenges and simultaneously an understatement. The parallels with Wagner's 'heroic tenor roles' can be seen in the truly supreme vocal challenges, and yet the bass-baritone protagonistʼs role in each of these works also demands even greater control of the dramatic character and, therefore, a more complex musical approach. The enduring fascination of these demanding roles can also be sought in their 'tragic awareness'.

Michael Volle is the epitome of a singer who has almost untypically by todayʼs standard continuously grown into these roles, bringing out each one's individual characteristics. Hailing from a much wider repertoire, he now performs those great Wagner roles on the most renowned international stages most recently as Sachs at the New York Met as well as in the highly acclaimed Herheim production in Salzburg or the new version in Bayreuth. Following on from parts like Wolfram, Amfortas and Sachs, the artist is now able to tackle Wotan, Wanderer and perhaps the most challenging Wagnerian baritone role of all the Dutchman from the composerʼs early period.

Michael Volle receives ample support from Georg Fritzsch, a GMD with many years of opera to his credit, and conducting the highly flexible Radio Symphony Orchestra of Berlin, whose Wagner credentials are documented on recent CDs of all his operas.

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