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Verdi: Luisa Miller / Arman, Jerkunica


Release Date: 04/06/2018 
Label:  Br Klassik   Catalog #: 900323  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Ante JerkunicaMarko MimicaGeorge PeteanJudit Kutasi,   ... 
Conductor:  Ivan Repusic
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio OrchestraBavarian Radio Choir
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Ivan Repušic made his debut as Chief Conductor of the Münchner Rundfunkorchester on September 24, 2017 at the city’s Prinzregententheater with a concert performance of Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Luisa Miller". The Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka – the orchestra’s Artist in Residence during the 2017/18 season – was successfully engaged for the title role of the tragic opera, based on Friedrich Schiller's "Kabale und Liebe". This highlight of the Munich music scene has now been released by BR-KLASSIK. Verdi's masterpiece was written during the year 1849 in Paris and Busseto, completed in Naples, and first performed there on December 8, 1849 at the city's Teatro San Carlo. Schiller's tragedy tells the story of the Read more calamitous love of the nobleman Ferdinand for the musician's daughter Luisa Miller, who falls victim to a terrible court intrigue that ultimately drives both to their deaths. To turn the play into an opera Verdi worked intensively with his librettist Salvadore Cammarano; both men were fascinated by Schiller's tableau-like dramaturgy, which matched their own ideas of an "epic drama". The tragedy was given three acts, entitled "Amore" (Love), "Intrigo" (Intrigue) and "Veleno" (Poison). After its successful premiere, the work soon established itself and has remained a fixed part of the international opera repertoire to this day. In this concert performance at Munich’s Prinzregententheater, Marina Rebeka made her role debut as Luisa Miller. Marina Rebeka sings the challenging role with technical perfection, giving it a sparkling vocal splendor. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Ante Jerkunica (Bass), Marko Mimica (Bass Baritone), George Petean (Baritone),
Judit Kutasi (Mezzo Soprano), Corinna Scheurle (Mezzo Soprano), Marina Rebeka (Soprano),
Ivan Magri (Tenor), Bernhard Schneider (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ivan Repusic
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 

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