Compilation: René Kollo - A Retrospective - Arias from Zauberflöte, Freischütz, Die Frau ohne Schatten, Parsifal, Siegfried and more
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René Kollo virtually dominated the Heldentenor repertoire during the 80s and 90s; distinguishing himself with his youthful yet powerful tone in roles that were often relegated to tenors who sounded anything but. However, it is fair to say that Kollo’s greatest decade was the 1970s - a time when he was starting to delve deeper into the Wagnerian repertoire, but was still in possession of the lyricism and youthful bloom that made his early years so extrordinary. His Parsifal and Lohengrin were particularly remarkable for the angelic aura he was able to create around the characters. I am very pleased to honor this great tenor with this compilation featuring arias and excerpts from Die Zauberflöte, Der Freischütz, Die Frau ohne Schatten, Der fliegende Holländer, Lohengrin, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Parsifal and Siegfried.