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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 

Sound Samples

Die Feen: Overture
Die Feen: Act I: Schwinget euch auf (Chorus)
Die Feen: Act I: Warum, Zemina, seh' ich dich so traurig? (Farzana, Zemina)
Die Feen: Act I: Ihr Feen all! (Zemina, Farzana, Chorus)
Die Feen: Act I: Was seh 'ich? (Gernot, Morald, Gunther)
Die Feen: Act I: Wo find' ich dich, wo wird mir Trost? (Arindal)
Die Feen: Act I: Da steht ihr nun, so recht bejammernswert! (Gernot, Arindal)
Die Feen: Act I: War einst 'ne bose Hexe wohl (Gernot)
Die Feen: Act I: Arindal - O welch ehrwurdige (Arindal, Gunther, Gernot, Morald)
Die Feen: Act I: Wie muss ich doch beklagen (Ada)
Die Feen: Act I: Wo bin ich? Ach! (Arindal, Ada)
Die Feen: Act I: Mir wird das freudige Gluck? (Arindal, Ada)
Die Feen: Act I: Auf, Arindal, komm' jetzt mit uns von hinnen! (Morald, Gunther, Gernot, Arindal, Ada, Chorus)
Die Feen: Act I: Dein Vater hat das Los der Sterblichen (Farzana, Zemina, Ada, Gunther, Morald, Gernot, Arindal, Chorus)
Die Feen: Act II: Weh uns, weh! (Lora, Chorus)
Die Feen: Act II: O musst du, Hoffnung, schwinden (Lora, Bote, Chorus)
Die Feen: Act II: O Konig, sei gegrusst von deinem Volk! (Arindal, Lora, Morald. Chorus)
Die Feen: Act II: Wie ist dir's, Gunther (Gernot, Gunther)
Die Feen: Act II: Wie? Seh ich recht? (Drolla, Gernot)
Die Feen: Act II: O! Grausame (Ada, Farzana, Zemina)
Die Feen: Act II: Weh' mir, so nah' die furchterliche Stunde (Ada)
Die Feen: Act II: Hort ihr des Sturmes Brausen (Lora, Drolla, Arindal, Gunther, Morald, Chorus)
Die Feen: Act II: O, hattest du sie nie gesehn! (Ada, Gernot, Gunther, Lora, Drolla, Arindal, Chorus)
Die Feen: Act II: All meine letzte Hoffnung sinkt (Lora, Ada, Drolla, Arindal, Gunther, Gernot, Chorus)
Die Feen: Act II: Weh euch! Ich bringe nichts! (Harald, Lora, Drolla, Arindal, Gunther, Gernot, Ada, Chorus)
Die Feen: Act II: Ada, die Bande sind gelost (Zemina, Farzana, Lora, Drolla, Gunther, Gernot, Ada, Arindal, Morald, Chorus)
Die Feen: Act II: Nun denn, Verzweiflung, dir gehor ich an! (Arindal, Morald, Lora, Drolla, Gunther, Gernot, Zemina, Farzana, Ada, Chorus)

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 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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