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Jess Thomas Sings Wagner [11 tracks]

Notes & Reviews:

Gramophone Magazine
I heard Jess Thomas the American tenor at Bayreuth last year singing Lohengrin like an angel. My simile is as yet relative, as I have not yet reached that stage, but relative also in the sense that so many of the native-born Wagnerian tenors one encounters emit sounds which to my ear do not qualify as 'singing' at all, being rather related to the noise newsboys make when calling a paper; i.e., a strong, carrying shout [... ] Mr. Thomas sings, and sings most sensitively, producing a steady flow of pleasing tone. He sings with intelligence and musicianship, too.

MusicWeb International, 26th August 2013
Throughout these [Siegfried] excerpts Thomas's gentle lyricism is a balm to the ear, and he is not short of heroic strength either.


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