Shining Knight: Stuart Skelton sings Wagner, Griffes & Barber | ABC Classics ABC4817219

Shining Knight: Stuart Skelton sings Wagner, Griffes & Barber

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Label: ABC Classics

Cat No: ABC4817219

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 21st September 2018

Contents

Works

Barber, Samuel

Sure on this shining night

Griffes, Charles

Poems of Fiona McLeod (3), op.11

Wagner, Richard

Die Walkure
» Wintersturme wichen dem Wonnemond (Siegmund's Love-Song)
Lohengrin
» In fernem Land, unnahbar euren Schritten
Parsifal
» Amfortas! Die Wunde! (Act 2)
» Nur eine Waffe taugt (Act 3)
Rienzi
» Allmacht'ger Vater, blick herab (Act 5)
Wesendonck-Lieder (5), WWV91

Artists

Stuart Skelton (tenor)
West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Asher Fisch

Works

Barber, Samuel

Sure on this shining night

Griffes, Charles

Poems of Fiona McLeod (3), op.11

Wagner, Richard

Die Walkure
» Wintersturme wichen dem Wonnemond (Siegmund's Love-Song)
Lohengrin
» In fernem Land, unnahbar euren Schritten
Parsifal
» Amfortas! Die Wunde! (Act 2)
» Nur eine Waffe taugt (Act 3)
Rienzi
» Allmacht'ger Vater, blick herab (Act 5)
Wesendonck-Lieder (5), WWV91

Artists

Stuart Skelton (tenor)
West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Asher Fisch

About

One of the world’s leading Wagnerians releases his debut solo recording on ABC Classics to coincide with his appearance at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.

Stuart Skelton has long been acclaimed as one of the greatest heldentenors of his generation, receiving extraordinary reviews for his performances in some of opera’s most demanding roles. His incredible voice and outstanding musicianship have seen him perform all over the world, from the Sydney Opera House to New York’s Metropolitan Opera, and from the English National Opera to Milan’s legendary La Scala.

Shining Knight features arias from many of the roles that have become synonymous with Stuart Skelton - Parsifal, Lohengrin, Siegmund - as well as Lieder and songs from outside the operatic repertoire.

The disc begins with one of Wagner’s earliest works, Rienzi, and traces the composer’s development as he invents a new musical language in his Ring cycle, his great operas Parsifal and Tristan und Isolde, and then to the Wesendonck Lieder that foreshadows so much of his later work. Skelton then turns to America, and two composers from the generation inspired by Wagner: Charles Griffes and Samuel Barber.

Accompanied here by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra conducted by his friend and frequent collaborator Asher Fisch, Shining Knight showcases one of the world’s greatest voices at the very peak its powers.

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