Sunday, July 12, 2015

Jon Vickers (October 29, 1926 – July 10, 2015)

In 2006 I wrote this about Jon Vickers:

"One is supposed to adore Nilsson, the incomparable Wagnerian soprano, the incomparable Isolde, and she is all that, but it is Jan Vickers that most impresses here. This is a Tristan to die for. He has the knife edge of the Heldentenor to its Nth degree, but he also has soul, a tragic beauty of phrasing that is simply not to be missed."

Here are the best bits:

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