Monday 6 November 2017

Noble rendition of "O du, mein holder Abendstern" (Wagner aria)

A truly gorgeous aria from Tannhauser, which shows that (in his early years, when the mood took him) Wagner could be a great melodist. Here played beautifully by the Vienna Opera House band and sung by Tom Krause - one of the best baritones of his era: a performance noble, focused, lyrical and powerful; which caused horripilation, then loosening of the tear ducts...

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