Wagner, Tannhäuser, Gala Münster, OPERNGLAS
“In the title role, Wolfgang Millgramm has become serious competition for other Wagner tenors singing this part. For numerous years, Millgramm sang in the neighboring city of Dortmund, where he concentrated chiefly on the Italian and French repertoire. What is so compelling about his singing though, is his superior technical mastering of the difficult intervals. He interprets his part with substantial belcanto ingredients, and even in the contest songs of act one he remains faithful to the melody as he uses beautiful phrasing, thereby mastering the murderous “Erbarm dich mein / Have mercy” exclamations with bravado. In the Rome account, he continues to place the anticipated accents.“
Wagner, Tristan und Isolde, Stockholm, ORPHEUS INTERNATIONAL
Allgemeiner Jubel über die neue „Tristan und Isolde “ -Produktion an der Königlichen Oper. Neben der nationalen Begeisterung über Nina Stemmes leuchtende Isolde – ein Heimspiel – muß man vor allem den strahlkräftigen und dennoch lyrisch-jugendlichen Tristan des Wolfgang Millgramm erwähnen, dessen dritter Akt zu den Ausnahmeleistungen in diesem Fach zählt. Selten hat man diese Partie so „italienisch“ gehört, dabei sich so über die exzellente Diktion und das phänomenale Durchhaltevermögen gefreut – eine Meisterleistung.
Overall acclaim for the new production of ‘Tristan und Isolde’ at the Royal Opera.Beside the national enthusiasm for Nina Stemme’s radiant Isolde (on home soil), the powerfully brilliant and yet lyrically youthfull Tristan of Wolfgang Millgramm whose performance in Act III can only be classed as exceptional in this category, must be mentioned above all. Seldom has one heard this role sung with such „italianità“, and at the same time taken such pleasure in the excellent diction and the phenomenal stamina – a masterly achievment.
Giordano, Andrea Chenier, ORPHEUS INTERNATIONAL
…in the Dortmund premiere, Germany’s “Italo-star” Wolfgang Millgramm sang Andrea Chenier and was hailed by a cheering audience who were so excited that they asked for encores. This evening made it abundantly clear just how qualified and skilled Millgramm is for the great parts of the Italian heroic repertoire when his first act “dream aria” evoked the arena of Verona.
Verdi, Cavalleria rusticana, Turiddu, OPERNGLAS
Krenek, Jonny spielt auf, Max, ORPHEUS INTERNATIONAL
The undisputed star of the performance in Karlsruhe was without doubt Wolfgang Millgramm who sang the particularly challenging part of Max. With his radiant high notes, his vigorous exclamations and his differentiated voice, he was ideally cast.