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Wagner: Father and Son / Tenor Simon O'Neill

Album Summary

>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried
>Wagner, Richard : Götterdämmerung
>Wagner, Richard : Parsifal
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Notes & Reviews:

"To make this CD," O'Neill said recently, "has been a dream of mine since my first Wagner role, Siegmund in Die Walkure at the Metropolitan Opera, in which I was the cover for the great Placido Domingo. This album surveys Wagner's mature career from Lohengrin in 1850 through to Parsifal in 1882." O'Neill continues, "Lohengrin the son of Parsifal and Siegfried the son of Siegmund, along with their magnificent fathers, represent a huge vocal development for the tenor voice... These roles are essential to the path of a young heldentenor: from lyric moments to dramatic outbursts, Wagner offers the singer massive dramatic and vocal scope in developing the character and burnishing the instrument. The heart of this CD is devoted to the two great tenors of the Ring, Siegmund and Siegfried. Being given the chance to sing this music has been the highlight of my career... It is a tremendous honor to sing these wonderful characters both on the opera and concert stage and now on this recording."

The Observer
This is an exciting calling card from a singer with every chance of a big Wagnerian future.

The Times
Bleeding chunks of Wagner can make for awkward home listening. But clever programming and the ringing heldentenor of O'Neill make this opera recital less bloody than some...O'Neill wrestles with father figures and magic swords in a voice powerful and noble.

BBC Music Magazine
His tone is more clean-cut [than Domingo's]...silver to Domingo's gold. His delivery...[is] thrilling, and not without real character and verbal sensitivity...He is lavishly supported here by his homeland orchestra..Altogether, this recording, in good sound, is more than promising.

Gramophone Magazine
All credit to O'Neill for being able to make so much of this difficult assignment...in the more robust passages - Siegfried's reaction to the sleeping Brünnhilde, Parsifal remembering Amfortas's suffering - [his] authority and potential are unmistakable.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand (08/27/2009-08/31/2009).



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>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin :: Act 3. In fernem land
  • Performer: Simon O'Neill (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Pietari Inkinen
  • Notes: Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand (08/27/2009-08/31/2009)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1848

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
  • Performers: Susan Bullock (Soprano); Simon O'Neill (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Pietari Inkinen
  • Notes: Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand (08/27/2009-08/31/2009)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried
  • Performer: Simon O'Neill (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Pietari Inkinen
  • Notes: Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand (08/27/2009-08/31/2009)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1871

>Wagner, Richard : Götterdämmerung
  • Performer: Simon O'Neill (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Pietari Inkinen
  • Notes: Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand (08/27/2009-08/31/2009)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1869-1874

>Wagner, Richard : Parsifal
  • Performers: Susan Bullock (Soprano); Simon O'Neill (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Pietari Inkinen
  • Notes: Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand (08/27/2009-08/31/2009)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1878-1882