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Meyerbeer: Margherita d'Anjou / Luisi, Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia


Release Date: 02/02/2018 
Label:  Dynamic   Catalog #: 37802  
Composer:  Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Bastian Thomas KohlElena TereshchenkoLaurence MeikleLorenza Izzo,   ... 
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian International OrchestraPiacenza Municipal Theater Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Margherita D’Anjou was Giacomo Meyerbeer’s fourth opera in Italian and his first true success. After an absence from the stage of one and a half centuries, it returned at the 43rd Valle d’Itria Festival in an exemplary production: the ironical setting of the director Talevi- the War of the Roses takes place at the London Fashion Week- is perfectly matched by the elegant direction of Luisi, at the head of the Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia. The opera, which belongs to the semi-serious genre, moves from the warlike tones of Act One to the idyllic ones of Act Two, where both female protagonist appear: the queen, a soprano, and the wife, a contralto; both seeking the love of a heroic tenor equally daring in battle and in music. Margherita D’Anjou was Giacomo Meyerbeer’s fourth opera in Italian and his first true success. After an absence from the stage of one and a half centuries, it returned at the 43rd Valle d’Itria Festival in an exemplary production: the ironical setting of the director Talevi- the War of the Roses takes place at the London Fashion Week- is perfectly matched by the elegant direction of Luisi, at the head of the Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia. The opera, which belongs to the semi-serious genre, moves from the warlike tones of Act One to the idyllic ones of Act Two, where both female protagonist appear: the queen, a soprano, and the wife, a contralto; both seeking the love of a heroic tenor equally daring in battle and in music. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Margherita d'Anjou by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Bastian Thomas Kohl (Bass), Elena Tereshchenko (Soprano), Laurence Meikle (Baritone),
Lorenza Izzo (Soprano), Anton Rositskiy (Tenor), Giulia De Blasis (Soprano),
Gaia Petrone (Mezzo Soprano), Dielli Hoxha (Bass Baritone), Carlo Filippo Romano (Baritone),
Arcangelo Carbotti (Tenor), Massimiliano Guerrieri (Bass)
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian International Orchestra,  Piacenza Municipal Theater Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1820/1826; Milan, Italy 

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