Wagner: Die Feen

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COMPOSERS: Wagner
LABELS: Dynamic
WORKS: Die Feen
PERFORMER: Jyrki Korhonen, Sue Patchell, Ulrike Sonntag, Manuela Kriscak; Teatro Comunale Di Cagliari Chorus & Orchestra/Gabor Ötvös
CATALOGUE NO: CDS 217
Wagner’s first opera treats two familiar topoi: redemption and the forbidden question. Musically, Die Feen has many original touches and deserves an occasional outing. This set, however – abysmally sung, flabbily conducted and recorded live in the Teatro Comunale in Cagliari – will win it few friends. Sawallisch on Orfeo is infinitely preferable. Barry Millington

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