Zajc - Nikola Subic Zrinski | CPO 5553352

Zajc - Nikola Subic Zrinski

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Label: CPO

Cat No: 5553352

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 31st July 2020

Contents

Artists

Robert Kolar (baritone)
Kristina Kolar (mezzo-soprano)
Anamarija Knego (soprano)
Aliaz Farasin (tenor)
Rijeka Opera Choir
Rijeka Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Ville Matvejeff

Works

Zajc, Ivan

Nikola Subic Zrinski

Artists

Robert Kolar (baritone)
Kristina Kolar (mezzo-soprano)
Anamarija Knego (soprano)
Aliaz Farasin (tenor)
Rijeka Opera Choir
Rijeka Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Ville Matvejeff

About

Nikola Šubić Zrinski ranks ahead of Jakov Gotovac’s Ero the Joker as the most prestigious and historically most important Croatian opera of all time. Its composer, Ivan Zajc (1832-1914), even gave his name to the Rijeka Opera. CPO is now presenting the first complete recording of this opera for distribution not only in Croatia but also beyond this country’s borders. Following the performance, on which our recording is based, the singers and the presentation as a whole received rave reviews from the press and the critical guild, with Robert Kolar reaping special praise as the best Zrinski ever! The fact that musicologists refer to the relevant phase in Croatian music history as “the Zajc period” reflects the central importance of Ivan Edler von Zajc in Zagreb’s music world and the significant role played by him in Croatian art music in general. The Croatian writer Hugo Badalić drew on Zriny, a tragedy by the German dramatist Theodor Körner, in his libretto for the opera Nikola Šubić Zrinski. The story behind it is based on the historic Battle of Szigeth of 1566. The composer conducted the premiere of this work regarded as the Croatian national opera at the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb on 4 November 1876.

Cast:
- Nikola Šubić Zrinski: Robert Kolar (baritone)
- Eva: Kristina Kolar (mezzo-soprano)
- Jelena: Anamarija Knego (soprano)
- Lovro Jurinać: Aliaž Farasin (tenor)
- Gašpar Alapić: Marijan Padavić (tenor)
- Suleiman the Magnificent: Luka Ortar (bass)
- Mehmed Sokolović: Giorgio Surian Jr. (tenor)
- Levi: Dario Bercich (baritone)
- Vuk Paprutović: Martin Marić (tenor)

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