- Sylvia Schwartz (Soprano)
- Atsuko Suzuki (Voice)
- Klaus Vogt (Tenor)
- Daniel Behle (Tenor)
- Simona Brüninghaus
- Barbara Fleckenstein (Soprano)
- Andreas Götz (Organ)
- Kristiane Kaiser (Soprano)
- Georg Liener (Violin)
- Valentin Radu (Cello)
- Stefanie Ruck
Notes & Reviews:
Quite a few complaints have been lodged against Franz Lehar's 'Friederike', from its premiere in 1928 until the present day. How could anyone seriously consider (and serious it was) presenting a historical figure like the German poet and statesman Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in the guise of operetta characters? Despite the controversial subject, there is never a banal melody, always the most elegant instrumentation, and wonderfully constructed scenes and finales.
The glorious voice of the soprano Kristiane Kaiser in the title-role is matched by the powerful tenor of Klaus Florian Vogt as Goethe. The secondary leads are equally convincing. Sylvia Schwartz's bright soprano offers a happy contrast to Kaiser's Friederike with Daniel Behle as Lenz bringing a darker tenor timbre that sets him off against Vogt's Goethe. The Munich Radio Orchestra revels in the pastoral colourings of Lehár's music, inspired by the Alsace-Lorraine setting, with the flute and horns deserving a special mention. It's a strong... idiomatic reading from Schirmer who never fails to convey his love for Lehár's elegant and infectious score.
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Works DetailsFranz Lehár (1870 - 1948) : Friederike, operetta in 3 acts
- Performers: Daniel Behle (Tenor); Simona Brüninghaus; Barbara Fleckenstein (Soprano); Andreas Götz (Organ); Kristiane Kaiser (Soprano); Georg Liener (Violin); Valentin Radu (Cello); Stefanie Ruck; Sylvia Schwartz (Soprano); Atsuko Suzuki (Voice); Klaus Vogt (Tenor)
- Conductor: Ulf Schirmer
- Notes: Composition written: Germany.
- Running Time: 42 min. 48 sec.
- Period Time: Post Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Studio/Live: Live