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Schreker: Die Gezeichneten / Conlon, Kampe, Brubaker, Gantner


Release Date: 11/12/2013 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9400   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Schreker
Performer:  Martin GantnerAnja KampeRobert BrubakerJames Johnson,   ... 
Conductor:  James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Opera ChorusLos Angeles Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Our times are full of strange things." With these words the beautiful Carlotta Nardi begins her seduction of the hunchback Alviano Salvago in the second act of Franz Schreker’s 1915 opera, Die Gezeichneten (The Stigmatized). It is a scene of tender intimacies and unsettling revelations, of veiled allusions and naked truths – and all couched in music of a supple lyric beauty that has few equals in operatic literature. This complete performance is from the LA Opera's 2010 production of Schreker's haunting masterpiece, starring an international cast of singers, conducted by LA Opera Music Director, James Conlon. With complete libretto in German and English, and annotation by Christopher Hailey. "Our times are full of strange things." With these words the beautiful Carlotta Nardi begins her seduction of the hunchback Alviano Salvago in the second act of Franz Schreker’s 1915 opera, Die Gezeichneten (The Stigmatized). It is a scene of tender intimacies and unsettling revelations, of veiled allusions and naked truths – and all couched in music of a supple lyric beauty that has few equals in operatic literature. This complete performance is from the LA Opera's 2010 production of Schreker's haunting masterpiece, starring an international cast of singers, conducted by LA Opera Music Director, James Conlon. With complete libretto in German and English, and annotation by Christopher Hailey. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Die Gezeichneten by Franz Schreker
Performer:  Martin Gantner (Tenor), Anja Kampe (Soprano), Robert Brubaker (Tenor),
James Johnson (Baritone), Wolfgang Schöne (Bass)
Conductor:  James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Opera Chorus,  Los Angeles Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913-1915; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Outstanding March 19, 2014 By J S E T. (West Grove, PA) See All My Reviews "Schreker is German impressionism. This opera is perhaps his most elaborate and lush. The cast is very good indeed, and the conductor, Conlon, is inspired. Were this a studio performance, the leads would be fresher at the end, but they certainly hold their own throughout this long and complex work. The sound is excellent and the performance is taught. Yes this is a first choice, note complete, as strong an offering as Decca's studio version." Report Abuse
 Seduces the ear January 17, 2014 By Ralph Graves (Hood, VA) See All My Reviews "Franz Schreker's 1914 opera Die Gezeichneten is a study of opposites. Alviano Salviago is ugly and physically deformed, but has a pure spirit. The beautiful island paradise he creates has been taken over by young nobles for their orgies. The artist Carlotta is first attracted to Alviano's inner beauty, but then gives herself to lustful attentions of outwardly handsome Count Tamare. Schreker's shimmering, richly orchestrated score is indeed beautiful, while simultaneously conveying a sense of unease and overripe decadence. This live recording of "Die Gezeichneten" by the LA Opera captures the spirit of Schrecker's troubling work and delivers its emotional content in full. Robert Brubaker performs well as Salviago, also his upper register is a little thin at times. Anja Kampe, as Carlotta, sings with a soft, rounded tone that sounds especially beautiful in the lower register. Their voices have a wonderful blend, making the duets between Salviago and Carlotta the high points of the recording (at least for me). This three-CD set includes a booklet with the complete libretto in German, Italian, French, and English. Bridge's release captures the excitement and energy of the live performance with pristine sound (and virtually no distracting audience noise). Recommended." Report Abuse
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