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Wagner: Die Feen / Weigle, Frankfurt Opera House And Museum Orchestra

Wagner / Frankfurter Opern Und Museumsorch
Release Date: 11/13/2012 
Label:  Oehms   Catalog #: 940   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Sebastian GeyerAlfred ReiterJuanita LascarroTamara Wilson,   ... 
Conductor:  Sebastian Weigle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Opera House and Museum OrchestraFrankfurt Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 3 
Length: 2 Hours 53 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For his grand romantic opera Die Feen (The Fairies), Wagner reflected not only on Marschner, Weber, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Gluck – the influences of whom can be heard – but also on older predecessors than these. Contrary to the actual tradition of Romanticism, he did not search the Middle Ages for his subject, but went back to antiquity. The debutant wished to write an opera about none other than Orpheus, the most famous singer in Greek mythology and the son of Apollo, the leader of the muses. OehmsClassics now presents a live recording of the two concert performances at the Alte Oper Frankfurt given in May 2011. For his grand romantic opera Die Feen (The Fairies), Wagner reflected not only on Marschner, Weber, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Gluck – the influences of whom can be heard – but also on older predecessors than these. Contrary to the actual tradition of Romanticism, he did not search the Middle Ages for his subject, but went back to antiquity. The debutant wished to write an opera about none other than Orpheus, the most famous singer in Greek mythology and the son of Apollo, the leader of the muses. OehmsClassics now presents a live recording of the two concert performances at the Alte Oper Frankfurt given in May 2011. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Die Feen by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Sebastian Geyer (Baritone), Alfred Reiter (Bass), Juanita Lascarro (Soprano),
Tamara Wilson (Soprano), Brenda Rae (Soprano), Burkhard Fritz (Tenor),
Michael Nagy (Baritone), Anja Fidelia Ulrich (Soprano), Christiane Karg (Soprano),
Thorsten Grumbel (Bass), Simon Bode (Tenor), Simon Bailey (Bass)
Conductor:  Sebastian Weigle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Opera House and Museum Orchestra,  Frankfurt Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833-1834; Germany 

Customer Reviews

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 Early Wagner at it's best. December 13, 2012 By Joseph Erdeljac (West Chester, PA) See All My Reviews "This addition to the recorded operas of Wagner is a welcome breath of fresh air. It is well cast and well sung and very exciting listening. It is interesting to hear Wagner in his early stage of opera composing, before he got a bit heavy and dark." Report Abuse
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