Bryn Terfel

German, Italian, French you can correct yourself, Russian it's a totally different animal. It's a new language for me. At Covent Garden we also have many Russians in the orchestra. So I have been looking at the leader of the second violins and the second desk of the violas and they are winking and they are showing their approval.” said Bryn Terfel on this article: Bryn Terfel as Mussorgsky's haunted tsar. This page contains 5 articles quoting Bryn Terfel. Main topics on which Bryn Terfel is quoted are Faust and Russians. In addition you’ll find 9 quotes there. All these quotes are mentioned on this page and you can filter them by date and by topics.

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German, Italian, French you can correct yourself, Russian it's a totally different animal. It's a new language for me. At Covent Garden we also have many Russians in the orchestra. So I have been looking at the leader of the second violins and the second desk of the violas and they are winking and they are showing their approval.

Undoubtedly, you cannot hide the fact, that it is incredibly in nature Russian, some deep instruments, these low beautiful melodies and he wrote specifically to the lower voices.

I think that Mephistopheles certainly has to have the upper hand and I do like the ending of the Berlioz damnation.

Well in this particular case the director has this image of taking Faust to Mars with a one way ticket. So that's his damnation.

It's a piece of a jigsaw. He was one to definitely experiment with the orchestra.

Malcolm and I went to Kremsmünster, Steyr, Salzburg, Vienna to follow the path of Schubert and his baritone Michael Vogl, just to have some sort of insight into this magnificent composer.

Recitals bring you back to the bare-knuckle of performances. You and your pianist on the stage, alone, no orchestra, no chorus, no make-up, no costumes and it's all about the songs and the poetry.

German is a language, for me personally, that plays tricks with the mind: der, die, das, doch, denn, so it's constant homework: religiously, every night, you have to look at your scores.

With this production the animal takes over the characterisation. Although Jean-Louis, the director, said 'don't use too much animal movements', you cannot help yourself but do a little wiggle and a giggle.

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