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Subject: Re: Klaus Florian Vogt
From: "Sterling ." <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Sterling .
Date:Sun, 12 Aug 2018 02:39:35 +0000

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The only time I heard him was the recent "Parsifal" from the Met.  How, I wondered, does this man have a career?  What an empty, lack-luster sound, and no understanding that I could hear...  Does he sound so much better in the house?  BTW, I did not like YN-S's conducting at all.  First act was dead on its feet, and the only thing that held me to Act III was Vogt's astonishing - in all the wrong ways - utter lack of character, let alone voice.  Sometimes, something is so awful that you just have to continue with it... to the bitter end... 
Sterling Fuller-Lewis 
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From: Discussion of opera and related issues <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Myriam Hernandez 
Sent: Saturday, August 11, 2018 2:57 PM 
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Subject: Klaus Florian Vogt 
I was listening the other day to a performance of Lohengrin from the Royal Opera, London, featuring Klaus Florian Vogt in the title role. How a comprimario voice gets contracts to sing Wagnerian roles is beyond me. He even has a CD out called Helden, where he sings Siegmund, Lohengrin, Walther, and other heavy roles. How different from the recent Bayreuth Lohengrin, featuring Piotr Beczala, who can compete with the great Gedda and Konya in this role. Just my opinion. 
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