I am finishing my chapters on voice types and am seriously struggling with basses and bass-baritones. And then I found this.
This example is like nothing else in the world. It is a young (35?) Hans Hotter singing "Die Frist ist um" from the Flying Dutchman. Jetzt verstehe ich alles. You will listen to opera for 50 years as I have and never hear anything so glorious.
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