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Carl Zeller: Der Vogelhandler

By Cornelia Zink

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By Cornelia Zink, Dagmar Schellenberger, Gerrit Priessnitz, Horst Lamnek, and Paul Schweinester. By Carl Zeller. Classical. DVD. Naxos #VLMD023. Published by Naxos (NX.VLMD023).

Item Number: NX.VLMD023

This new release features the Morbisch Operetta performing Carl Zeller's three-act operetta Der Vogelhandler. Der Vogelhandler (The Bird Seller) has a libretto by Moritz West and Ludwig Held, and tells the story of Adam, a birdseller from the Tyrol and his lover Christel, the village postmistress. It premiered in January 1891 at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna. In this production, recorded in 2017, Paul Schweinester performs in the title role, with Sieglinde Feldhofer as Christel. Subtitles are available in English, and booklet text, including a synopsis of the work, is available in German and English.

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