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Scartazzini: Edward II / Lorenzo, Sondergard, Deutschen Oper Berlin


Release Date: 11/17/2017 
Label:  Oehms   Catalog #: 969  
Composer:  Andrea L. Scartazzini
Performer:  Burkhard UlrichMichael NagyAgneta EichenholzLadislav Elgr
Conductor:  Thomas Sondergaard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsche Opera Orchestra BerlinDeutsche Opera Chorus Berlin
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

When one selects the subject of a gay king and his tragic story for an opera, the aspect of homosexuality is naturally at the foreground, as is the question of whether such a subject is still relevant in Central Europe in view of the strivings for equal rights there. Edward II is not the first “gay” opera and will surely not be the last one, either. But most dramas concerning relationships in literature and opera have always focussed on the classical heterosexual constellation. Telling more stories about love between people of the same sex, however, does not necessary have to be due to current political reality. Rather, it is a sign of a growing social variety that is also reflected in contemporary art. ( When one selects the subject of a gay king and his tragic story for an opera, the aspect of homosexuality is naturally at the foreground, as is the question of whether such a subject is still relevant in Central Europe in view of the strivings for equal rights there. Edward II is not the first “gay” opera and will surely not be the last one, either. But most dramas concerning relationships in literature and opera have always focussed on the classical heterosexual constellation. Telling more stories about love between people of the same sex, however, does not necessary have to be due to current political reality. Rather, it is a sign of a growing social variety that is also reflected in contemporary art. ( Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Edward II. by Andrea L. Scartazzini
Performer:  Burkhard Ulrich (Tenor), Michael Nagy (Baritone), Agneta Eichenholz (Mezzo Soprano),
Ladislav Elgr (Tenor)
Conductor:  Thomas Sondergaard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsche Opera Orchestra Berlin,  Deutsche Opera Chorus Berlin
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Switzerland 

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