Berg: Wozzeck - Naslund, Söderstrom, Tyrén, C. Söderström, Wixell; Ehrling. Edinburgh, 1959

$4.48



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Pros:

  • This production of Wozzeck by the Royal Swedish Opera, heard here on a tour in Edinburgh, speaks volumes of the impressive musical resources of the company. The all-Swedish cast delivers a performance that is both chilling and at times incongruously beautiful.
  • As Marie, Elisabeth Söderström is on the more lyrical side. She brings a sweetness of tone that goes a long way to highlight the odd beauty of Berg's score.
  • In the title role, Anders Naslund also relies more on vocal beauty that brute force.
  • Sven-Erik Söderström's Captain must be singled out for his wirey energy and Ingvar Wixell makes a brief yet impactful cameo as the first Handwerkbursch.

Cons:

  • None to mention.

BONUS:
Elisabeth Söderström sings scenes from Eugene Onegin.

In Mono

OD 11694-2