Wagner: Tristan und Isolde - Synek, Hopf, Coster, Kélémen, Okamura; Kertesz. Köln, 1972


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  • Hans Hopf brings burnished stoicism to the role of Tristan.
  • Liane Synek is thrilling as Isolde, although at times she struggles with the uppermost range of her voice.
  • Janet Coster is excellent as Brangäne, and Zoltan Kélémen, an Alberich of note, shows that he has the vocal chops to deliver truly beautiful singing when the occasion arises.
  • István Kertész favors a slightly broader approach, giving the singers space to breath without allowing the melodic line to ever feel leaden.


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OD 11754-3