/ 5
Your rating
5
1 ratings
2000

Beethoven Fidelio

A wonderful music with very good singers
Runtime
2h
Languages
  • it
When Act 2 of Fidelio is being poured out in the most glorious tones imaginable from Mattila, Heppner and Pape - who can possibly complain? Who would honestly want to replace any of them? Who can fail to be overwhelmed with gratitude to own this disc? If I continue to count our blessings, I might mention the splendid Robert Lloyd drawing us to a thrilling finale as Don Fernando; and Falk Struckmann a convincingly evil Pizarro. So it is certainly not complaining, but fulfilling a reviewer's obligation to tell all, when I admit that Jennifer Welch-Babidge is little more than adequate as Marzelline. One might wish for a purer vocal line in this role - like a Bonney or an Isokoski.

Reviews

  • Yours
  • All

Lists

  • Yours
  • All

Where to watch

  • Status
    Released
  • Release date
    June 2, 2000
  • Original Language
    English
  • Production Companies
    • Deutsche Grammophon
advertisement

Popular tags