Walter Braunfels’ Die Vögel
Lothar Zagrosek, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Hellen Kwon (Nightingale),
Endrik Wottrich (Good Hope), Michael Kraus (Loyal Friend), Marita Posselt (Wren), Wolfgang Holzmair
(Hoopoe), Matthias Görne (Prometheus), Dirk Schmidt (Raven)
This is a beautiful opera: one I was not previously familiar with, until David Hurwitz made a video about the composer a while back, which got me hunting around for other works by him. Anyway: it’s a very attractive piece and, on this recording, is beautifully sung. Hellen Kwon as the Nightingale is an especial standout.