Live aus der Semperoper - The Lehar Gala from Dresden

Release Date: 2/21/2012
Catalog Number: B001648509
Number of Discs: 1

Physical Format:

DVD
Low Stock
$24.99 $21.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Stereo: PCM · Picture Format: 16:9
Subtitles: English/German/French/Spanish

The DVD release of this year’s Lehár Gala from Dresden takes up the success of last year’s live recording from the Operetta Gala with Christian Thielemann and the Staatskapelle Dresden.

The Dresden Semperoper is the perfect setting, the orchestra, conductor and soloists are top notch and the predominant Lehár program are a perfect fit.

The soloists, Angela Denoke, Ana Maria Labin and Piotr Beczala, assisted by the Dresden State Opera Chorus, offer arias and ensembles that will delight you with their joie de vivre.

Fast-rising soprano Ana Maria Labin, just at the start of a major international career, is already noted for her Lehár interpretations. On the heels of her successful debut as Valencienne in The Merry Widow at Milan's La Scala, she will debut at the Paris Opera in that same role in February 2012, alongside Susan Graham and Bo Skovhus.

Labin is joined by Angela Denoke, one of the leading German opera and concert sopranos and Opernwelt’s "Singer of the Year" in 1999 and 2007.

The Times wrote about Piotr Becza?a: "By far the biggest pleasure is the Polish tenor Piotr Becza?a ... with his vocal beauty and focus. High notes come with graceful ease; ... and he's a charming, if understated actor."
Works on This Recording
1. Giuditta: Waltzes by Franz Lehár
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic
Written: 1934 ; Vienna, Austria
2. Giuditta: Freunde, das Leben ist lebenswert by Franz Lehár
Performer: Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic
Written: 1934 ; Vienna, Austria
3. Paganini: Liebe, du Himmel auf Erden by Franz Lehár
Performer: Angela Denoke (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic
Written: 1925 ; Vienna, Austria
4. Der Graf von Luxemburg: Waltz Intermezzo by Franz Lehár
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic
Written: 1909 ; Vienna, Austria
5. Friederike: Die Mädels sind nur zum Küssen da by Franz Lehár
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic
Written: 1928 ; Vienna, Austria
6. Das Land des Lächelns: Wer hat die Liebe uns ins Herz by Franz Lehár
Performer: Piotr Beczala (Tenor), Angela Denoke (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic
Written: 1929 ; Vienna, Austria
7. Wilde Rosen Waltz by Franz Lehár
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic
8. Paganini: Wer will heut' Nacht mein Liebster sein? by Franz Lehár
Performer: Angela Denoke (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic
Written: 1925 ; Vienna, Austria
9. Paganini: Gern hab' ich die Frau'n geküsst by Franz Lehár
Performer: Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic
Written: 1925 ; Vienna, Austria
10. Paganini: Niemand liebt dich so wie ich by Franz Lehár
Performer: Angela Denoke (Soprano), Piotr Beczala (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic
Written: 1925 ; Vienna, Austria
11. Der Göttergatte: Overture by Franz Lehár
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Vienna, Austria
12. Eva: Wär es auch nichts als ein Augenblick by Franz Lehár
Performer: Ana-Maria Labin (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic
Written: 1911 ; Vienna, Austria
13. Der Zarewitsch: Warum hat jeder Frühling, ach, nur einen Mai by Franz Lehár
Performer: Piotr Beczala (Tenor), Angela Denoke (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic
Written: 1927 ; Vienna, Austria
14. Zigeunerliebe: Endlich, Jozsi, bist du hier by Franz Lehár
Period: Romantic
Written: 1910 ; Vienna, Austria
15. Zigeunerfest Suite by Franz Lehár
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: 20th Century
Written: by 1912 ; Austria
16. Das Land des Lächelns: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz by Franz Lehár
Performer: Angela Denoke (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic
Written: 1929 ; Vienna, Austria
17. Schön ist die Welt: Ich bin verliebt by Franz Lehár
Performer: Ana-Maria Labin (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic
Written: 1930 ; Vienna, Austria
18. Zehner-Polka, Op. 121 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Vienna, Austria
19. Eine Frau, die weiß, was sie will: Warum soll eine Frau kein Verhältnis haben by Oscar Straus
Performer: Angela Denoke (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic
Written: 1932 ;
Customer Reviews