Compilation: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - Arias and excerpts from Macbeth, Falstaff, Arabella, Das Rheingold, Tannhäuser
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Although Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau will likely be remembered more as a recitalist, his contribution to the world of opera should not be overlooked. Thanks to his superb grasp of language, his excellent musicianship and his rock-solid technique he was able to sing a wide sampling of the operatic repertoire throughout his long career. Although vocally not every role was a great fit, his thoughtful approach to character and his innate musicality meant that it was a good bet that he would reveal a new layer to every role he sang. This compilation attests to his versatility and includes arias and excerpts from Macbeth, Falstaff, Il Tabarro, Arabella, Salome, Die Frau ohne Schatten, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Tannhäuser and Das Rheingold. He is joined by Birgit Nilsson, Leonie Rysanek and his wife, Julia Varady.