Der Fliegende Holländer

 

Wagner Der Fliegende Holländer opera to a libretto by the composer. Directed 2013 by Jan Philipp Gloger at the Bayreuth Festival Theatre. Stars Samuel Youn (Der Holländer), Franz-Josef Selig (Daland), Ricarda Merbeth (Senta), Tomislav Mužek (Erik), Christa Mayer (Mary), and Benjamin Bruns (Der Steuermann). Christian Thielemann conducts the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra & Chorus. Released 2014, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

David Patrick Sterns, writing in the 2014 Awards Issue of Gramophone (page 116 ) has trouble with the directing and design but states that, "Musically, this performance is on such a high level that, if released in an audio-only format, it would be among the best live recordings out there."

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