Korngold: Das Wunder der Heliane, Op. 20 / Bollon, Freiberg Philharmonic

Release Date: 10/12/2018
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8660410-12
Conductor: Fabrice Bollon
Orchestra/Ensemble: Freiburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Erich Wolfgang Korngold was at the height of his fame and technical mastery by the time he began work on his fourth opera in 1923. Prominent opera houses clamored to stage his works, and the Viennese premiere of Das Wunder der Heliane (‘The Miracle of Heliane’) featured Lotte Lehmann among its star cast. Its story is one of the redemptive power of love over injustice and adversity, expressed in music that is richly impressionistic and intensely dramatic. Korngold was criticized for resisting the tide of modernist atonality in this opulent score, but its symbolism and compelling romantic atmosphere can be appreciated today more than ever. This Freiburg Opera production has a strong cast topped by soprano Annemarie Kremer, one of the most successful singers in the lyric dramatic soprano repertoire. Award-winning baritone Aris Argiris has established an international career, performing regularly at the world’s most prestigious opera houses.
Works on This Recording
1. Das Wunder der Heliane, Op. 20 by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer: Katerina Hebelkova (Alto), Aris Argiris (Baritone), Frank Van Hove (Baritone), Annemarie Kremer (Soprano), Nutthaporn Thammathi (Tenor), Ian Storey (Tenor)
Conductor: Fabrice Bollon
Orchestra/Ensemble: Freiburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1927 ; Hamburg, Germany
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