Tannhäuser / Wolfram von Eschenbach - BBC Proms 2013, Royal Albert Hall London, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Dirigent: Donald Runnicles, August 2013
Christoph Pohl’s generous portrayal of her faithful lover, the courtly love poet Wolfram von Eschenbach. Wolfram personifies the quietly noble love of the troubadour for his lady, the ideal that Tannhäuser is expected to match, and his lament in Act III when he foresees her death, “Da scheinest du, o lieblichster der Sterne”, was gorgeous. Pohl has a rich, lyrical baritone voice that filled the Albert Hall with ease.
Jane Shuttleworth, Prom 29: A joyful Tannhäuser from Donald Runnicles, in: bachtrack, 05.08.2013