Uwe Friedrich on Tannhäuser

Opera critic Uwe Friedrich comments for Mitteldeutscher Rundkfunk (MDR) on Lawrence Bakst’s Tannhäuser performance.

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“…above all, a very very good singer: Lawrence Bakst, an American Tenor in the title role, and I must say I have seldom heard Tannhäuser so well sung. The great names of our time, Robert Gambill, for instance, or also Stephan Gould in Dresden had clearly more difficulties than Lawrence Bakst, who showed an absolutely perfected vocal technique, who created a very moving Erbarm dich mein at the end of the second act, who had vocal colors for the Romerzählung which he sustained  in first class style…”

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