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StartseiteHome Franz Lachner: „Catharina Cornaro“

Franz Lachner: „Catharina Cornaro“

Franz Lachner: „Catharina Cornaro“

Franz Lachner: „Catharina Cornaro“

Franz Lachner continued in 1841 the tradition of the grand historical opera with Catharina Cornaro. After the last performance in Munich in 1903, his once so very successful opera was forgotten for many decades. Especially for the concert performance by the Munich Radio Orchestra the musicologist Volker Tosta prepared a new edition of this work. The action of the tragic opera is based on the true-life story of the Queen of Cyprus. Political intrigues and great passions distinguish the plot. “With this opera the German school has been enriched with a dramatic work that has to be counted as one of the most genial and magnificent of the works belonging to it.” This is what the Leipziger Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung wrote after the premiere, and Max Zenger’s Geschichte der Münchner Oper of 1923 documents the pathbreaking effect of this opera when it states that Catharina Cornaro had “quite literally become Munich’s hallmark, like the two towers of the Cathedral of Our Lady.”

Performers

Kristiane Kaiser, soprano – Catharina Cornaro
Daniel Kirch, tenor – Marco Venero
Mauro Peter, tenor – Jakob II. von Lusignan,
Simon Pauly, baritone – Andrea Cornaro
Christian Tschelebiew, bass-baritone – Onofrio

Bavarian Radio Choir
Munich Radio Orchestra
Ralf Weikert, direction

May 2018, Coproduction with BR-KLASSIK
2 CDs, cpo 3097613

 

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