Catalani: La Wally

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Label: CAPRICCIO
Catalog: C9005
Format: DVD

Burg; Kugel; Ferreira; Chor des Tiroler Landestheater; Orchester des Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck; Rumpf

Composed by: Catalani, Alfredo

“Once upon a time there was a young woman who was more courageous than all the men in her mountain village”. Given the era, what sounds like a fictitious story really happened. Anna Stainer-Knittel’s (b. 1841) life was novelized and serialized with filtered in motifs from Tyrolean legend in a Milan paper by Wilhelmine von Hillern, where the Italian composer Alfredo Catalani (1854-93) became aware of it. Its first staging at La Scala in Milan, 1892 met with great approval.

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