1 800 222 6872

Keiser: Fredegunda / Hammer, Munich Neue Hofkapelle, et al

Album Summary

>Keiser, Reinhard : Fredegunda, opera
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Regarded in his day as equal to Handel and Telemann, Reinhard Keiser composed more than one hundred operas, of which 'Fredegund', set partly in German and partly in Italian, was one of the most popular. It explores the politically volatile relationships between the sixth century Frankish king, Chilperich, whose ambitious mistress Fredegunda is prepared to use magic to become his queen, although Chilperich is betrothed to Princess Galsuinde and Fredegunda also has a secret relationship with Langerich. This important and entertaining German Baroque opera abounds in melodious, often ravishingly orchestrated, music.


There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review

Also Purchased

Works Details

>Keiser, Reinhard : Fredegunda, opera
  • Performers: Tomi Wendt (Baritone); Bianca Koch (Soprano); Dora Pavlikova (Soprano); Tobias Haaks (Tenor); Katja Stuber (Soprano); Michael Kranebitter (Baritone); Tomo Matsubara (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Christoph Hammer
  • Ensemble: New Munich Hofkapelle
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque