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Content
Juha Uusitalo
The Wagner Album

Artists

Genres
Opera
Vocal

Features
Booklet with liner notes in English, German and Finnish, and the song lyrics in the original German and in English

Format:
CD

Released:
March 2008 (Finland)
April 2008 (Europe, Asia)
September 2008 (North America)

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1121-2

EAN/UPC Code:
0761195112120

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Track listing

CD
73:50
1
Overture, from: Der fliegende Holländer
11:40

2
Die Frist ist um (Holländer), from: Der fliegende Holländer
12:51

3
Nein! Laßt ihn unenthüllt - Wehvolles Erbe, dem ich verfallen (Amfortas), from: Parsifal
9:35

4
Ja, Wehe! Wehe! Weh' über mich! (Amfortas), from: Parsifal
8:03

5
Wie Todesahnung Dämmrung deckt die Lande - O Du, mein holder Abendstern (Wolfram), from: Tannhäuser
6:22

6
Dir Unweisen ruf' ich ins Ohr (Wanderer), from: Siegfried
5:46

7
Leb' wohl, du kühnes, herrliches Kind! (Wotan), from: Die Walküre
18:30

Press review

Ondine offers their usual high standard of sonic quality: a complete absence of noise and distortion, perfect balance and equalization, and expansive dynamic range.
John McKelve, American Record Guide, January/February 2009

An album with the stamp of greatness (...) that mark (Juha Uusitalo) out as one of the most promising Wagner bass-baritones of the new generation.
Barry Millington, The Wagner Journal, July 2008

Uusitalo's bass-baritone is exceptional, a powerful, secure instrument blending a bright, heroic top with darkly resonant lower notes, ample stamina, clear diction, and committed (...) acting.
Michael Scott Rohan, BBC Music Magazine, May 2008

Complete description

Bass-baritone Juha Uusitalo's first aria album features the outstanding Finnish newcomer with the best-known arias for male voice from Wagner's operas, including the popular 'Song to the Evening Star' ("O du, mein holder Abendstern") from Tannhäuser. Juha Uusitalo is accompanied by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of its Emeritus Chief Conductor Leif Segerstam.

Described by the Financial Times in July 2007 as, "a titan of a Macbeth, with a huge yet cultivated sound and truck-loads of charisma set to conquer the opera world," Juha Uusitalo first started a career as a professional flautist, before turning to singing and rocketing to international status in a remarkably short period. Wagner’s Flying Dutchman has become a signature role in his repertory, since Juha Uusitalo gave his début in this role in Savonlinna, Milan, Vienna and Munich. In autumn 2007, he sang Wotan at the Vienna Staatsoper in several acclaimed performances. Under the direction of Franz Welser-Moest, he will star in the complete Ring cycle through 2009. In October 2008, Juha Uusitalo will give his début at the New York Metropolitan Opera as Jochanaan in Richard Strauss's Salome, as partner of Karita Mattila (Salome) and under the direction of Mikko Franck.

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