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Wagner - Der fliegende Holländer / Morris, Voigt, Heppner, Rootering, Groves, Svendén, MET, Levine

Deborah Voigt , Richard Wagner , James Morris , Ben Heppner , James Levine , Brigitta Svendén , Paul Groves , Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra , Jan-Hendrick Rootering Audio CD
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Disc 1:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Der Fliegende Holländer/Ouvertüre (Voice)James Morris;Deborah Voigt;Ben Heppner12:01$1.98  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Der Fliegende Holländer/"Hojoje! Hallojo" (Matrosen, Daland, Steuermann) (Voice)James Morris;Deborah Voigt;Ben Heppner 5:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Der Fliegende Holländer/"Mit Gewitter und Sturm aus fernem Meer" (Steuermann) (Voice)James Morris;Deborah Voigt;Ben Heppner 5:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Der Fliegende Holländer/"Die Frist ist um" (Holländer, Mannshaft des Holländers) (Voice)James Morris;Deborah Voigt;Ben Heppner12:36$1.98  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Der Fliegende Holländer/"He! Holla! Steuermann!" (Daland, Steuermann, Holländer) (Voice)James Morris;Deborah Voigt;Ben Heppner 3:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Der Fliegende Holländer/"Durch Sturm und bösen Wind verschlagen" (Holländer, Daland) (Voice)James Morris;Deborah Voigt;Ben Heppner 5:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Der Fliegende Holländer/"Wie? Hört' Ich recht?" (Daland, Holländer) (Voice)James Morris;Deborah Voigt;Ben Heppner 7:31$1.98  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Der Fliegende Holländer/"Südwind! Sünwind!" (Steuermann, Matrosen, Daland, Holländer) (Voice)James Morris;Deborah Voigt;Ben Heppner 4:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Der Fliegende Holländer/"Summ' und brumm', du gutes Rädchen" (Mädchen, Mary) (Voice)James Morris;Deborah Voigt;Ben Heppner 4:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Der Fliegende Holländer/"Du böses Kind, wenn du nicht spinnst" (Mary, Mädchen, Senta) (Voice)James Morris;Deborah Voigt;Ben Heppner 5:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Der Fliegende Holländer/"Johohoe! Traft ihr das Schiff im Meere an" (Senta, Mädchen) (Voice)James Morris;Deborah Voigt;Ben Heppner 7:49$1.98  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Der Fliegende Holländer/"Ach! wo weilt sie" (Mädchen, Senta) (Voice)James Morris;Deborah Voigt;Ben Heppner 1:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Der Fliegende Holländer/"Senta! Willst du mich verderben?" (Erik, Mädchen, Mary, Senta) (Voice)James Morris;Deborah Voigt;Ben Heppner 2:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Der Fliegende Holländer/"Bleib' Senta!" (Erik, Senta) (Voice)James Morris;Deborah Voigt;Ben Heppner 9:39$1.98  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Der Fliegende Holländer/"Auf hohem Felsen lag ich träumend" (Erik, Senta) (Voice)James Morris;Deborah Voigt;Ben Heppner 4:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Der Fliegende Holländer/"Mein Kind, du siehst mich auf der Schwelle" (Daland, Senta) (Voice)James Morris;Deborah Voigt;Ben Heppner 1:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Der Fliegende Holländer/"Mögst du, mein Kind, dem fremden Mann willkommen heissen!" (Daland) (Voice)James Morris;Deborah Voigt;Ben Heppner 6:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Der Fliegende Holländer/"Wie aus der Ferne längst vergag'ner Zeiten" (Holländer, Senta) (Voice)James Morris;Deborah Voigt;Ben Heppner 8:55$1.98  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Der Fliegende Holländer/"Wirst du des Vaters Wahl nicht schelten?" (Holländer, Senta) (Voice)James Morris;Deborah Voigt;Ben Heppner 8:34$1.98  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Der Fliegende Holländer/"Verzeiht! Mein Volk hält draußen sich nicht meht" (Daland, Senta, Holländer) (Voice)James Morris;Deborah Voigt;Ben Heppner 3:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Der Fliegende Holländer/"Steuermann, lass' die Wacht!" (Matrosen, Mädchen, Steuermann) (Voice)James Morris;Deborah Voigt;Ben Heppner10:28$1.98  Buy MP3 
listen11. Der Fliegende Holländer/"Johohoe! Johohohoe! Hojohohoe!" (Mannschaft des Holländers, Matrosen) (Voice)James Morris;Deborah Voigt;Ben Heppner 3:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Der Fliegende Holländer/"Was mußt' ich hören!" (Erik, Senta) (Voice)James Morris;Deborah Voigt;Ben Heppner 2:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Der Fliegende Holländer/"Willst jenes Tag's du nicht dich mehr entsinnen" (Erik) (Voice)James Morris;Deborah Voigt;Ben Heppner 3:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Der Fliegende Holländer/"Verloren! Ach! verloren!" (Holländer, Erik, Senta) (Voice)James Morris;Deborah Voigt;Ben Heppner 2:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Der Fliegende Holländer/"Erfahre das Geschick, vor dem ich dich bewahr'!" (Holländer, Erik, Senta, Mary, Daland, Chor, Mannschaft des Halländers) (Voice)James Morris;Deborah Voigt;Ben Heppner 6:20$0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Performer: Deborah Voigt, Richard Wagner, James Morris, Ben Heppner, James Levine, et al.
  • Audio CD (April 15, 1997)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000002AR1
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #274,038 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

James Levine's is a more recent entry in the realm of Dutchman recordings, and sonically the recording is absolutely stunning, with great attention having been paid to the recording process. The casting for this Metropolitan Opera effort is also uniformly first rate, even in the less grateful roles of the hapless Erik, sung by the impressive Ben Heppner, and the scolding nurse, Mary, sung by Birgitta Svendén. Morris's brooding Dutchman is hard to match on any other available recording, and Deborah Voigt is a ravishing Senta. The chorus work is quite good, though not quite as rich as that heard in the Solti/Chicago recording. Overall, Levine does a workmanlike job of conducting these impressive forces, though there are passages in which his tempi seem to drag. This recording is a must for anyone who needs a completely up to date version of Wagner's first major opera. --Christian C. Rix

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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
This is perhaps the starriest-cast 'Hollander' that one could assemble today, and though the extra degree of intensity may not be as prevalent in this recording when compared to its bretheren, the disc does not at all disappoint. I must admit that I am better equipped to speak on Senta than anything else, as it is my absolutely favorite role in all of opera. Senta operates an unusual place in Wagners ouvre. She is perhaps the most psychologically intense of Wagners heroines, a fact revealed in a look at the roles writing and its murderous tessitura which reveals that this isn't any 'common young spinning maiden'...and please let me say that Deborah Voigts voice does Senta and her plight justice. There is no questioning the contention that Ms. Voigt is one of the best operatic voices singing today. Her fame is well earned. Not in recent memory has such a ravishing voice, with such ample power, been heard. There is very little the woman can NOT sing, and why the Met has been so recalcitrant to grant her her oft-requested 'Macbeth' is beyond me- she IS incredible. Her Senta, it should thus come as no suprise to find, is gorgeous, but on this studio recording (live is another matter altogether) the intensity, indeed, the MANIA, that lurk within this character (so profoundly felt and expressed by her illustrious predecesors Anja Silja and Leonie Rysanek) is barely perceptable behind such waves and waves of gorgeous sound. Sentas madness, her impassioned belief in this her dream, the fulfillment of her destiny, and the shedding of her useless existence, is the heart and soul of the character. One must feel with Senta absolute exhaltation, frenzy even, at the end of this work and the sheer beauty of Voigts performance actually rather mutes this. Read more ›
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Slow and Dull but Nice Enough August 26, 2004
Format:Audio CD
This recording seems to have been made at the nadir of Levine's fixation on glacial tempos. The result is not more profound or more sublime--it's just dull. The sound is lovely but entirely bereft of any trace of drama. So much so that I'd almost recommend Barenboim's recording--with Eaglen's horrific Senta--just as an antidote. But luckily there are plenty of recordings to go around, so no such choice is necessary. In any event, though, skip this one. The overture, spinning song, ballade, double chorus--they're all pretty, but deadly dull. The choral singing is also pretty unfocused.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A dull affair July 30, 2003
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Format:Audio CD
This isn't really a very good recording. Levine's treatment of the music is episodic and, at times, rather lifeless, and he fails to portray both the turmoil on the physical and psychological level.
Morris's voice is drier than usual and his Dutchman cannot be said to be one of his best achievements. Voigt sings beautifully but sounds underpowered as Senta. Above all, she completely misses the passion of the character. Heppner's Eric, by contrast, is one of the best on record.
As there are better recorded versions around, this set is by no means an essential buy.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Cast! February 5, 2000
By James
Format:Audio CD
Morris! Voigt! Rootering! Heppner! Is any further comment needed. There isn't another recording available where the singing is so clear and beautiful. Voigt's voice is so georgeous it gives me goose bumbs. All German tenors should sing like Ben Heppner, He uses an Italianate technique to take this music to a higher level. The same can be said about everyone on this disc. If you want to hear Wagner sung beautifully you must buy this opera recording. The Voigt/Heppner/Morris combo is unsurpassable! Ahh!
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dragging Dutchman July 5, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This Dutchman set is only flawed through Levine's tempi, which are a tad slow. Although the overture is grand and the best I have ever heard, his rendition of the spinning chorus and ballad are too slow. After seeing Voigt in Paris in June, she has to be the best Senta I have ever heard and this recording does not do her voice true justice. Heppner is amazing in his delivery and not strained like many tenors. Morris is fantastic! Groves is also great. The men of the chorus fare better than the ladies who sound like old women. If only Levine had been a tad faster in some places...
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fine Dutchman October 1, 2006
Format:Audio CD
This recording, featuring noted Wagnerians James Morris and Deborah Voight, is a great recording of Dutchman. I can't figure out why there are so many negative reviews here.

Morris' Dutchman is nothing short of stunning and Voigt makes an amazing Senta (her rendition of Senta's Ballad is just perfect). Dismiss the naysayers and add this to your collection.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Levine's sinking Dutchman... February 16, 2010
Format:Audio CD
This recording is a major disappointment. The singers are so wonderfully cast that I would have loved to see what they could have done with a reading of the score that wasn't so sluggish. And I know, I know. That's what EVERYONE has been saying about Levine in this recording. But I still gave it a listen hoping that maybe these reviewers were exaggerating, or nitpicking. Unfortunately they were absolutely correct. Under Levine any momentum the orchestra and the singers build just...DIES. I found my mind wandering waiting for passages to start, waiting for a singer to spit out their lines already. It's just a complete drag.

I don't want to be completely unfair. The sound is clear, the orchestra has power, the leads can definitely sing. In the end however, this doesn't even crack the top 5 Dutchman stereo recordings: the Dohnányi, Klemperer, Doráti, Solti and Sinopoli sets are all superior. At least check out a few of those recordings before settling on this one.
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