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Lebendige Vergangenheit - Hans Hopf

Album Summary

>Wagner, Richard : Rienzi
>Wagner, Richard : The Flying Dutchman
>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci, opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
>Puccini, Giacomo : La Fanciulla del West
>Smetana, Bedrich : Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93
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Notes & Reviews:

Hans Hopf was one of the last true heldentenors in opera history. Alongside Hans Beirer, Hopf was probably the last authentic proponent of that type of voice, which was systematically disappearing sometime around 1960 and today has probably died out completely. With a sonorous middle range, virtuosic mastery of the passaggio and an always reliable, metallic high range that carried well, his voice was in keeping with the type preferred by Wagner: a tenor with a baritone like timbre. In his impulsive style of performance, particularly in combination with an ideal partner, Hopf always achieved touching, stirring and sometimes deeply moving effects. In several of his great roles, no successor has ever been found, at least not vocally.



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Works Details

>Wagner, Richard : Rienzi :: Allmächt'ger Vater, blick' herab!
  • Performer: Hans Vocals] (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Rudolf Moralt
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1838-1840

>Wagner, Richard : The Flying Dutchman :: Willst jenes Tag's du nicht dich mehr
  • Performer: Hans Vocals] (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Rudolf Moralt
  • Notes: Composition written: 1841.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1841

>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin :: Höchstes Vertrau'n
  • Performer: Hans Vocals] (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Rudolf Moralt
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1848

>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin :: In fernem Land, unnabar euren Schritten
  • Performer: Hans Vocals] (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Rudolf Moralt
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1848

>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin :: Mein lieber Schwan
  • Performer: Hans Vocals] (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Rudolf Moralt
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1848

>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg :: Am stillen Herd
  • Performer: Hans Vocals] (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Rudolf Moralt
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862-1867

>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg :: Fanget an!
  • Performer: Hans Vocals] (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Rudolf Moralt
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862-1867

>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg :: Morgenlich leuchtend
  • Performer: Hans Vocals] (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Rudolf Moralt
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862-1867

>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg :: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond
  • Performer: Hans Vocals] (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Rudolf Moralt
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862-1867

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72 :: Gott! Welch' Dunkel hier
  • Performer: Hans Vocals] (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Erich Kleiber
  • Notes: Composition written: 1804-06.
  • Running Time: 7 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1804-1806

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos :: Hier bin ich
  • Performers: Hans Vocals] (Tenor); Maud Cunitz (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Rudolf Albert
  • Notes: Composition written: 1884.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci, opera :: Scherzet immer
  • Performer: Hans Vocals] (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci, opera :: Jetzt spielen... Hüll' dich in Tand
  • Performer: Hans Vocals] (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut :: Wo lebte wohl ein Wesen
  • Performer: Hans Vocals] (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Otto Ackermann
  • Notes: Composition written: 1893.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Puccini, Giacomo : La Fanciulla del West :: Lasset sie glauben
  • Performer: Hans Vocals] (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Otto Ackermann
  • Notes: Composition written: 1910.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1910

>Smetana, Bedrich : Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93 :: 100
  • Performers: Hans Vocals] (Tenor); Hilde Zadek (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Wilhelm Loibner
  • Running Time: 6 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863-1870

>Smetana, Bedrich : Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93 :: 100
  • Performers: Hans Vocals] (Tenor); Otto Edelmann (Bass)
  • Conductor: Wilhelm Loibner
  • Running Time: 8 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863-1870