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Saturday, October 5, 2013 Permalink

At The Opera, Flotow: Martha October 5, 2013

  

Martha is a romantic comic opera in four acts by Friedrich von Flotow set to a German libretto by Friedrich Wilhelm Riese and based on a story by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges.

The Thomas Moore traditional Irish melody The Last Rose of Summer, introduced for Martha in Act 2, was a successful inclusion. The opera has many original melodies, including fine duet and quartet concerted numbers and several solo arias. However the most famous, 'M'appari' ('Ach, so fromm'), Lyonel's Act 3 aria. Martha was first performed by the Paris Opera Ballet at the Salle Le Peletier on 21 February 1844. This 1969 recording stars Annelise Rothenburger and Nicolai Gedda. Robert Heger conducts.

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:08pm
Friedrich Von Flotow: Martha BUY Munich State Opera; Robert Heger, conductor Nicolai Gedda
10:00pm
10:35pm
Giuseppe Verdi: Teco io sto BUY MET; James Levine, conductor Pavarotti / Aprile Millo
10:47pm
Richard Strauss: Die Agyptische Helena: Awakening Scene BUY New York Phil.; James Levine, conductor Leontyne Price
10:57pm
Robert Schumann: Dichterliebe op. 48 BUY n/a; n/a, conductor Fritz Wunderlich's
11:00pm
11:37pm
Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier: Act III, Final trio and duet - LIVE MET Orchestra; Rudolf Kemp, conductor Lisa Della Casa / Rise Stevens / Hilde Guden
11:51pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
11:55pm
Giacomo Puccini: Edgar, opera: Prelude to Act III BUY Czecho-Slovack Radio Symphony Orchestra; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240

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