Martti Talvela

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    "O Isis und Osiris"Martti Talvela
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    2b. Tuba mirum - 2c. Mors StupebitMartti Talvela
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    "Wie Felsenabgrund mir zu Füßen"Martti Talvela
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    2i. ConfutatisMartti Talvela
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    Ha, wie will ich triumphieren (excerpt)Martti Talvela

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        Martti Talvela had a Wagnerian bass voice of uncommon power and richness. He was noted for his expressive legato singing, and exceptional focus of tone. He also dominated the operatic stage by his sheer size: He was an immense man, standing 6 foot eight and weighing around 300 pounds. This suited him well for the most commanding roles in opera, such as Fasolt the Giant in Wagner's "Das Rheingold" and Hagen in "G+ítterd+ámmerung," Musorgsky's Boris Godunov, Sarastro in Mozart's "... Read more

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