At The Opera, Flotow: Martha October 5, 2013


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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.


Play List

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Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo - Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor; Label: Naxos; Number: 8550240 FindBUY FindBUY
8:08p
von Flotow: Martha ; Robert Heger, conductor; Label: Angel FindBUY
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Giuseppe Verdi: Teco io sto - MET; James Levine, conductor; Pavarotti / Aprile Millo; Label: Deutsche Grammophon FindBUY
10:47p
Richard Strauss: Die Agyptische Helena: Awakening Scene - New York Phil.; James Levine, conductor; Leontyne Price; Label: RCA Victor Gold Seal FindBUY
10:57p
Robert Schumann: Dichterliebe op. 48 - n/a; n/a, conductor; Fritz Wunderlich's ; Label: Myto Records Italy FindBUY
11:00p
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Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier: Act III, Final trio and duet - LIVE - MET Orchestra; Rudolf Kemp, conductor; Lisa Della Casa / Rise Stevens / Hilde Guden; Label: Out of Print
11:51p
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo - Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor; Label: Naxos; Number: 8550240 FindBUY FindBUY
11:55p
Giacomo Puccini: Edgar, opera: Prelude to Act III - Czecho-Slovack Radio Symphony Orchestra; Ondrej Lenard, conductor; Label: Naxos; Number: 8550240 FindBUY FindBUY

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