Romantic Arias (CD) – Fritz Wunderlich

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Romantic Arias (CD) – Fritz Wunderlich

Composer: Various
Artists: Fritz Wunderlich
Number of Discs: 1
Label: SWR Music
CD Release Date: June 9, 2017

Fritz Wunderlich was an exceptional singer who started by singing works from different genres in 1953 and eventually preferred opera arias later in his career. These are now brought together on this album that contains both famous and unknown arias. As both a gifted singer and actor, he was a perfect match for the Spieloper (dramatic opera), a genre to which most of the works on this album belong. Albert Lortzing (1801-1851) was a leading representative of this genre, as was Otto Nicolai (1810-1849) and Peter Cornelius (1824-1874).

With his remarkable voice, Wunderlich could also sing Italian opera, in which he tried to establish himself with one of the biggest tenor hits of all time: the canzone “La donna è mobile,” sung by the Duke of Mantua in Verdi’s Rigoletto. While the performance may not sound thoroughly idiomatic, it’s pure Wunderlich. And “E lucevan le stele” certainly provides a goose bumps moment for everyone.

The SWR spared no effort in remastering the original tapes to make the voice of Fritz Wunderlich sound fresh and radiant.

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