Wagner: Tannhäuser - Hopf, Dernesch, Moreira, Meghor, Salminen; Wallberg. Köln, 1973
Listen to a Sample:
- Desite approaching 60 at the time of this performance, Hans Hopf show that he can still make mincemeat of one of Wagner's most challenging roles for tenor.
- Helga Dernesch's auburn-hued soprano finds a good home in the role of Elisabeth, although as the evening progresses she begins to lose some stamina - particularly during the Act III prayer.
- A young Matti Salminen makes a strong impression as Landgraf.
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