Haydn - Opera Gala | Capriccio C5255

Haydn - Opera Gala

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Label: Capriccio

Cat No: C5255

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 4th January 2016

Contents

Artists

Simone Kermes (soprano)
Chen Reiss (soprano)
Rainer Trost (tenor)
Thomas Michael Allen (tenor)
Wolfgang Holzmair (baritone)
Paul Armin Edelmann (baritone)
Jurgen Sacher (baritone)
Ivan Paley (bass)
WDR Rundfunkorchester Koln

Conductors

Markus Poschner
Manuel Hernandez-Silva

Works

Haydn, Franz Joseph

L'infedelta delusa, Hob.XXVIII:5 (highlights)
La vera costanza (highlights)

Artists

Simone Kermes (soprano)
Chen Reiss (soprano)
Rainer Trost (tenor)
Thomas Michael Allen (tenor)
Wolfgang Holzmair (baritone)
Paul Armin Edelmann (baritone)
Jurgen Sacher (baritone)
Ivan Paley (bass)
WDR Rundfunkorchester Koln

Conductors

Markus Poschner
Manuel Hernandez-Silva

About

Although Joseph Haydn is still regarded principally as a master of instrumental music, he was also one of the forward-looking opera composers of his day, devoting a significant portion of his working life to the genre. As the opera director for Prince Esterházy, he oversaw more than a thousand opera productions at the Esterházy court, which included popular stage works of the time, as well as his own.

These two operas are unusual and ahead of their time in that it is women who take centre stage. These female protagonists are people of real flesh and blood, strong, pragmatic, and clearly representative of the spirit of the Enlightenment.

Reviews

Haydn’s operas take a back seat to Mozart’s on the repertoire, but they contain a lot of excellent music. Two comedies are brought together here, in high quality performances.  George Hall
BBC Music Magazine May 2016

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