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Saturday, August 23, 2014 Permalink

At The Opera, Von Flotow: Martha, August 23, 2014

  

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.

Flotow had composed the first act of a ballet, Harriette, ou la servante de Greenwiche, derived from a text by Saint-Georges, for the ballerina Adèle Dumilâtre. This was first performed by the Paris Opera Ballet at the Salle Le Peletier on February 21, 1844. The time available for the composition was short, so the second and third acts were assigned, respectively, to Friedrich Burgmüller and Édouard Deldevez. The opera Martha was an adaptation of this ballet. This 1969 recording stars Anneliese Rothenberger and Nicolai Gedda. Robert Heger conducts.

Playlist

8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:08 p.m.
Friedrich Von Flotow: Martha BUY Munich State Opera; Robert Heger, conductor Nicolai Gedda
10:00 p.m.
10:47 p.m.
Giacomo Puccini: Tosca Act 1 BUY Rome Opera; Oliviero De Fabritiis, conductor
11:00 p.m.
11:31 p.m.
Verdi: Otello: Dio Ti Giocondi - Mario Lanza/Licia Albanese BUY from Mario Lanza ~ Opera Arias & Duets; composed by Verdi
11:46 p.m.
Puccini: Turandot: Nessun, Dorma BUY from Mario Lanza ~ Opera Arias & Duets, from AndrΘa Chenier ╖ La BohΦme ╖ I Pagliacci ╖ Madama Butterfly ╖ Otello; composed by Puccini
11:56 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240


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