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Opera in English - Wagner: Siegfried / Goodall, et al

Album Summary

>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"...[This] is that rare thing on a disc, a genuinely unique record of a real artistic achievement--one that those of us who experienced it in the theatre will never forget and will want others to share through hearing these recordings. The key...was Goodall's conducting...[and] he had a cast to match...Remedios's boyishly carefree wild-child of a Siegfried [--] does any other tenor on disc sing the role with such unflaggingly fresh, sweet yet heroic tone?" ***** -Pappenheim, BBC

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
Remedios's fresh, lyrical singing is a joy from start to finish; nobody since has equalled him as Siegfried. Dempsey's Mime is at once subtle, funny yet menacing. Those who so praise Tomlinson as Wotan/Wanderer can't have heard Bailey's better sung, articulate and eloquent assumption, another reading not since surpassed. To crown the performance we have Rita Hunter's glorious Brünnhilde, so luminously and keenly sung, just about on a par with Nilsson in the role. They are all wonderfully supported by Goodall and his players.

Penguin Guide
Goodall's spacious direction here conveys the genuine dramatic crunch that gives the experience of hearing Wagner in the opera house its unique power, its overwhelming force; this is unmistakably a great interpretation caught on the wing. Remedios, more than any rival on record, conveys not only heroic strength but clear-ringing youthfulness, caressing the ear as well as exciting it.

BBC Music Magazine
A unique record of a real artistic achievement.


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>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried
  • Performers: Norman Bailey (Bass Baritone); Gregory Dempsey (Tenor); Clifford Grant (Bass); Derek Hammond-Stroud (Baritone); Rita Hunter (Soprano); Maurine London (Soprano); Alberto Remedios (Tenor); Barry Tuckwell (Horn)
  • Conductor: Reginald Goodall
  • Ensemble: Sadler's Wells Opera Orchestra
  • Notes: London Coliseum, London, England (08/02/1973/08/08/1973)
  • Running Time: 53 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1871