Tännhauser / Staatsoper im Schiller Theater

Flanking Seiffert and matching his intensity and commitment were the burnished and crepuscular voices of Peter Mattei and René Pape . . . who brought a majestic solemnity to Landgraf Hermann (a role he sang on Barenboim's 2001 recording, which also featured Seiffert in the title role). Here, Pape sang with self-effacing modesty, turning his brief Act II exchange with Elisabeth — a moment that usually passes as unremarkable in performance — into one of the evening's high points."

– A.J. Goldmann, Opera News