Monday, August 18, 2008

Siegfried Jerusalem

The other day in the car my good friend Jamison Walker pulled out one of his Great Tenor CDs and played Siegfried Jerusalem singing "In Fernem Land" from Wagner's Lohengrinn. I have seen DVDs of him singing smaller roles in Wagner Operas, but had never really heard him sing. I was completely blown away, and have been seeking out every bit of him singing that I can find. He has everything that I wish more Wagner singers had. There is so much vibrancy in his sound, and it is so consistent! It is possible to sing beautifully legato and still have power.

For his wikipedia article, CLICK HERE.

Here is a sample of him singing Sigmund's aria:

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