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Haydn: Opera Gala
By Simone Kermes; Chen Reiss; Juanita Lascarro; Siphiwe McKenzie-Edelmann; Rainer Trost +Thomas Michael Allen; Andreas Scheidegger; Wolfgang Holzmair; Paul Armin Edelmann; Jurgen Sacher; Ivan Paley; WDR Funkhausorchester Koln; Markus Poshner; Manuel Hernande. By Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). Classical. 2 listening CDs. Published by Naxos (NX.C5255).
Item Number: NX.C5255
Haydn Opera Rarities with Top Stars! Although Joseph Haydn is still regarded above all as a master of instrumental music, he was also a contemporary of the future as an opera composer. For a not unsubstantial length of his life, he chiefly devoted himself to this genre; as the opera director of Prince Esterhazy, he headed over a thousand opera productions in Esterhaza including the 'hits' of the time as well as stage works of his own. It is unusual and a pointer to the future that women take control in both operas presented here. In addition, these female protagonists are people of flesh and blood, strong and pragmatic; the spirit of the Enlightenment can be sensed.
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