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Baritone James Rutherfod sings Wagner opera arias / Bergen PO, Andrew Litton

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> Der fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman) - Ouverture
> Der fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman) - Act I Scene 2: Aria: Die Frist ist um
> Tannhauser - Act II: Blick ich umher in diesem edlen Kreise
> Tannhauser - Act III: Wie Todesahnung Dammerung deckt die Lande - O du mein holder Abendstern
> Lohengrin - Lohengrin, Act II Scene 1: Du furchterliches Weib!
> Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg) - Act II Scene 3: Was duftet doch der Flieder
> Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg) - Act III: Prelude
> Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg) - Act III Scene 1: Wahn! Wahn!
> Parsifal - Parsifal, Act III Scene 2: Ja! Wehe! Wehe! Weh'uber mich!
> Die Walkure - Die Walkure, Act III Scene 4: Leb wohl, du kuhnes, herrliches Kind!

Album Summary

>Wagner, Richard : The Flying Dutchman
>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
>Wagner, Richard : Parsifal
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Baritone James Rutherford here embarks on a Wagner grand tour, ranging from the three operas that 'made' Wagner - Der fliegende Holländer, Tannhäuser and Lohengrin - to Parsifal, the composer's final work. Mr, Rutherford, winner of the first Seattle Opera International Wagner competition in 2006, has since performed in several Wagner productions, and is a noted Hans Sachs of our day. He is supported by Bergen Philharmonic under their music director Andrew Litton.

BBC Music Magazine, July 2014
The Norfolk-born bass-baritone's voice, on this showing, is close to ideal - chocolate-dark and rich in tone, with a deceptive effortlessness and secutiry that shows up many more famous exponent. He approaches Hans Hotter's 'bel canto Wagner' ideal, but with incisively clear diction. His expressiveness isn't overdone or showy.

Financial Times, 14th June 2014
[Rutherford] remains virtually unknown in Britain's opera houses. This recital shows what we are missing...Best of all are the Nuremberg cobbler's two great monologues from Meistersinger, which sum up the character's dignified warmth and humanity.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Grieg Hall, Bergen, Norway (04/2013-05/2013).



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Works Details

>Wagner, Richard : The Flying Dutchman :: Ouvertüre
  • Performer: James Rutherford (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Andrew Litton
  • Ensemble: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1841.
  • Running Time: 10 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1841

>Wagner, Richard : The Flying Dutchman :: Die Frist ist um
  • Performer: James Rutherford (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Andrew Litton
  • Notes: Composition written: 1841.
  • Running Time: 10 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1841

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser :: Blick ich umher
  • Performer: James Rutherford (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Andrew Litton
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser :: Wie Todesahnung Dämmrung deckt die Lande - O du mein holder Abendstern
  • Performer: James Rutherford (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Andrew Litton
  • Running Time: 5 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865

>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin :: Du fürchterliches Weib!
  • Performer: James Rutherford (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Andrew Litton
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1848

>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg :: Was duftet doch der Flieder
  • Performer: James Rutherford (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Andrew Litton
  • Running Time: 6 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862-1867

>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg :: Vorspiel zum 3. Aufzug
  • Performer: James Rutherford (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Andrew Litton
  • Running Time: 6 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862-1867

>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg :: Wahn! Wahn! Überall Wahn!
  • Performer: James Rutherford (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Andrew Litton
  • Running Time: 7 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862-1867

>Wagner, Richard : Parsifal :: Ja! Wehe! Wehe! Weh' über mich!
  • Performer: James Rutherford (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Andrew Litton
  • Running Time: 6 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1878-1882

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: Wotans Abschied und Feuerzauber
  • Performer: James Rutherford (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Andrew Litton
  • Running Time: 16 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856