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Emily Magee (Salome), Wolfgang Koch (Jochanaan), Michaela Schuster (Herodias), Peter Bronder (Herodes), Benjamin Bruns (Narraboth)
Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Andres Orozco-Estrada
What we gain here in exemplary clarity of Strauss’s sonic spider-web we lose in momentum for, say, the climactic welter which ends in Jokanaan’s curse…Magee as the spoiled princess propels the... — More…
Heidi Brunner (Bianca), Wolfgang Koch (Simone) & Charles Reid (Guido Bardi)
ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bertrand De Billy
The vitality of Bertrand de Billy’s conducting and the richness of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra’s playing in this 2010 concert recording are both extremely compelling. Wolfgang Koch provides... — More…
Johan Botha (Luigi), Wolfgang Koch (Michele), Elza van den Heever (Giorgetta), Heidi Brunner (La Frugola), Charles Reid (Il Tinca/Ballad-Seller/Young Lover), Janusz Monarcha (Il Talpa), Elisabeta Marin (Young Lover)
ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Singakademie, Bertrand de Billy
[Botha] gives what is mostly a fine account of the role of Giorgetta’s young lover Luigi, his tone vital and with a healthy ring at the top of the voice; but at times there is a suggestion of... — More…
Jonas Kaufmann (Lohengrin), Anja Harteros (Elsa), Wolfgang Koch (Telramund), Michaela Schuster (Ortrud), Christof Fischesser (König Heinrich), Evgeny Nikitin (Herald)
Bavarian State Opera, Kent Nagano
Without question, the musical performance is very good, and in the case of the title role, sung by Jonas Kaufmann, I would say it is perfect, and easily the best account of this tricky role I... — More…
Stephen Gould (The Emperor), Anne Schwanewilms (The Empress), Michaela Schuster (The Nurse), Wolfgang Koch (Barak, the Dyer) & Evelyn Herlitzius (Barak’s Wife)
Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus, Salzburg Festival Children's Choir & Vienna Philharmonic, Christian Thielemann...
Evelyn Herlitzius and Wolfgang Koch inject drama as a couple experiencing marital difficulties...[the Empress] is central throughout, compellingly acted and luminously sung by the marvellous... — More…
Falk Struckmann (Wotan), Peter Galliard (Loge), Wolfgang Koch (Alberich), Jürgen Sacher (Mime), Tigran Martirossian (Fasolt), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Fafner), Jan Buchwald (Donner), Ladislav Elgr (Froh), Katja Pieweck (Fricka), Hellen Kwon (Freia), Deborah Humble (Erda), Ha Young Lee (Woglinde), Gabriele...
Das Rheingold is a work of intensely dramatic exposition… This Hamburg performance… goes all for the drama, to the point where the characters sometimes almost stop singing and begin to shout.... — More…
Deborah Polaski (Sappho), Martin Homrich (Phaon), Scott MacAllister (Pittakos), Roman Trekel (Diomedes), Wolfgang Koch (Minos) & John Tomlinson (Kreon)
Orquestra Gulbenkian and Coro Gulbenkian, Jennifer Condon
[Sappho] may not be a lost masterpiece. But it is certainly a massively professional piece of composition whose dramatic timg...keeps a fine balance between local detail and mainline plotting...What... — More…
Peter Bronder (Palestrina), Britta Stallmeister (Ighino), Claudia Mahnke (Silla), Wolfgang Koch (Carlo Borromeo), Johannes Martin Kranzle (Giovanni Morone), Frank van Aken (Bernardo Novagerio), Alfred Reiter (Kardinal Christoph Madruscht/Papst Pis IV), Magnus Baldvinsson (Der Kardinal van Lothringen),...
It's a well-played ensemble performance under a wise old stage-director (Harry Kupfer)...Frankfurt's cast has plenty of gutsy ecclesiastical characters in the Council scene...Koch is a worthy... — More…
Christian Franz (Siegfried), Peter Galliard (Mime), Falk Struckmann (Der Wanderer), Wolfgang Koch (Alberich), Diogenes Randes (Fafner), Deborah Humble (Erda), Catherine Foster (Brünnhilde) & Ha Young Lee (Stimme des Waldvogels)
Hamburg State Opera & Philharmoniker Hamburg, Simone Young
Christian Franz, though by no means ideal, has many of the qualities the role needs, including a pleasant voice and staying power...He also shows a sense of poetry, so that he doesn't come across... — More…
Deborah Polaski (Brünnhilde), Christian Franz (Siegfried), John Tomlinson (Hagen), Wolfgang Koch (Alberich), Robert Bork (Gunther), Anna Gabler (Gutrune), Petra Lang (Waltraute), Deborah Humble (Erste Norn), Cristina Damian (Zweite Norn), Katja Pieweck (Dritte Norn), Ha Young Lee (Woglinde), Maria...
Wolfgang Koch [sic - Koch actually sings Alberich, Robert Bork Gunther] and Anna Gabler are outstanding as Gunther and Gutrune. Simone Young's conducting is ardent, sometimes coarse, but always... — More…