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Mayr - I Cherusci | Naxos - Opera 8660399400

Mayr - I Cherusci

£19.97

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Label: Naxos - Opera

Cat No: 8660399400

Barcode: 0730099039970

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 8th February 2019

Contents

Artists

Yvonne Prentki (soprano)
Andrea Lauren Brown (soprano)
Katharina Konradi (soprano)
Markus Schäfer (tenor)
Uwe Gottswinter (tenor)
Andreas Mattersberger (bass)
Members of the Bavarian State Opera Chorus
Simon Mayr Chorus
Concerto de Bassus

Conductor

Franz Hauk

Works

Mayr, Johann Simon

I Cherusci

Artists

Yvonne Prentki (soprano)
Andrea Lauren Brown (soprano)
Katharina Konradi (soprano)
Markus Schäfer (tenor)
Uwe Gottswinter (tenor)
Andreas Mattersberger (bass)
Members of the Bavarian State Opera Chorus
Simon Mayr Chorus
Concerto de Bassus

Conductor

Franz Hauk

About

Composed when Napoleon’s armies were striding across Europe, Simon Mayr’s highly charged opera I Cherusci is set in ancient Germania in the time of Christ’s birth, its narrative focusing on the perils of the captured slave girl Tusnelda who has been chosen for a sacrificial ritual. The universal themes of freedom and patriotism in this pioneering tale of familial bonds, romance, jealousy and desperate misadventure would later attract the likes of Beethoven and Verdi. This world premiere recording of I Cherusci uses period instruments, presenting it as it would have been heard in 1808.

Cast:
- Treuta: Markus Schäfer (tenor)
- Tusnelda: Yvonne Prentki (soprano)
- Tamaro: Andrea Lauren Brown (soprano)
- Zarasto: Andreas Mattersberger (bass)
- Ercilda: Katharina Konradi (soprano)
- Carilo: Uwe Gottswinter (tenor)
- Dunclamo: Harald Thum (tenor)
- Un Araldo: Markus Zeitler (tenor)

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