Gurlitt: Nana / Calesso
World Premiere Recording Ilia Papandreou (Nana), Peter Schone (Graf Muffat), Richard Carlucci (Leutnant Philippe Hugon), Juri Batukov (Fontan/Vulkan), Dario Suss (Marquis von Chouard), Vazgen Ghazaryan (Gustave), Julia Neumann (Zoe), Máté Sólyom-Nagy (Bordenave) Opernchor des Thatres Erfurt & Philharmonisches Orchester Erfurt, Enrico Calesso
This opera is based on a novel by Zola (libretto by Max Brod) and was premiered in 1958. Even then Gurlitt was a forgotten composer. The scandalous theme of a prostitute making her way out of the gutter meant that there were cultural reservations to the work and it was revived again in 1967 in Bordeaux.