Weber: Euryanthe

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Label: NAXOS DVD
Catalog: 2110656
Format: DVD VIDEO

FOSTER-WILLIAMS ARNOLD SCHOENBERG CHOIR LOY TRINKS WAGNER REINHARDT ORF VIENNA RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA LANDSMANN, CONSTANTIN TRINKS

Weber’s ‘great heroic-romantic’ opera Euryanthe premiered in Vienna in 1823. It concerns the wronged Euryanthe, victim of a plot to establish her unfaithfulness, but her love imbues her with colossal strength which Weber characterizes with acute psychological insight. Through-composed and dispensing with spoken dialogue, its chivalric plot provides opportunities for a series of arias, ariosos, duets, cavatinas and choruses that contain some of his greatest operatic music. This production employs the opera’s original version with a few, very minor cuts.

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