OPERA DIJON - FRANCE 203/14
R. Wagner - Das Rheingold (Fafner) - Die Walküre (Hunding) - Siegfried (Fafner) - Götterdämmerung (Hagen)
The hard-working Christian Hübner sang Fafner, Hunding and Hagen - a young but true "schwarzer Bass" of honoured tradition, and a singer who has the towering physique for all of those roles.
Christian Hübner sang a magnificent, powerful Hunding and Fafner with intelligent acting. Here is a young Wagner talent announcing itself.
Das Rheingold - Die Walküre, Opera Der Neue Merker
Christian Hübner was back demonstrating his versatility as Hagen in Götterdämmerung, completing a marathon effort of one role in each opera (Fafner, Hunding, Fafner again and Hagen). Hübner is a giant of a man whose physique is more suited to the giant Fafner than the dwarf-born Hagen, but both vocally and in acting, he proved a credible evil scheming genius.
Many highlights remained. My own favourite, probably idiosyncratically, was the dying Fafner, changed from dragon to his original giant form, telling Siegfried the story of what has happened. Christian Hübner sung elegiacally, with true nobility and strength, contrasting with Fafner's noisy bluster when in dragon form.
This ring leaves a very good impression, mainly thanks to four amazing singers: ...the impressive bass by Christian Hübner as Fafner, Hunding and Hagen ... It was not always certain in the past, that we have heard the main roles in Bayreuth in this quality. altamusica.com
... not only of tall stature, but especially of a great voice: Christian Hübner as Fafner, Hunding and Hagen with dark and powerful bass, theatrically brutal and calculating
Christian Hübner (Fafner) sang with gusto and strength and fitted the character from head to toe
Christian Hübner as Fafner, Hunding and Hagen is a basso profundo, black-colored as you wish for it.
Christian Hübner is brilliant as Fafner, Hunding and Hagen.
remarkable voices, especially Gunther, Fafner und Brünnhilde
Christian Hübner as colossal Fafner (physically and vocally), as well as Hunding and Hagen
to be remembered are the voices of Alberich and Fafner and Sieglinde
the vocally and physically colossal Fafner of Christian Hübner remains in our memory, as well as Hunding and Hagen
there remain excellent scenic and great lyrical moments: tenor Daniel Brenna, soprano Sabine Hogrefe and bass Christian Hübner, to name the most outstanding .