Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer - McIntyre, Rysanek, Talvela, Esser; Varviso. Bayreuth, 1970
Listen to a Sample:
- Even if Leonie Rysanek's voice had lost a bit of the freshness she brought to the role of Senta in the early 60s, she more than makes up for it in vocal abandon and her signature commitment to the drama. She is particularly mesmerizing in the Act II duet with the Dutchmen.
- Donald McIntyre's gruff yet supple baritone finds a perfect home in the title role.
- Martti Talvela delivers one of the more lyrical Dalands you are likely to find.
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