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Gwynneth Jones Sings Wagner’s “Dich teure Halle”

time: 4:46/41 words

I apologize for the poor video quality, but this is the best performance on YouTube and has the benefit of English subtitles. This is from the DVD of the 1978 Bayreuth production of Tannhäuser, conducted by Sir Colin Davis.


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  1. rhondda
    Posted April 17, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    Wow I just read the review of Tannhauser that you linked to at amazon and this woman sang both roles of Venus and Elizabeth. That is impressive. Also very interesting in a symbolic sense.

  2. Magister Ludi
    Posted April 17, 2012 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    This is a much better performance on youtube:

  3. Posted April 17, 2012 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    Perfect choice for Wagner! And such a beautiful, elegant woman too, even in old age.

  4. rhondda
    Posted April 17, 2012 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    Is this the game theory opera?

  5. BasilX
    Posted April 17, 2012 at 8:02 am | Permalink

    It pains me to think that “modernity” or “post-modernity” or whatever goes under that title would replace the classical culture.
    It pains me to think that “rap” music or whatever is promoted now-days would
    replace the classical music.
    It pains me to think that vulgarity,obnoxiousness, ugliness would replace refined
    emotions, nobility and beauty.

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