Notes & Reviews:
Antonio Salieri, Mozart's and Gluck's highly underrated contemporary tells in his lyrical tragedy Les Danaides, the gruesome ancient Greek legend of King Danaus and his 50 daughters, one of the most popular opera subjects in the 17th and 18th centuries. Salieris's opera was premiered in Paris in 1784 and became an extraordinarily European success right from the start. Gianluigi Gelmetti's highly acclaimed (premiere) recording is led by the fabulous soprano Margaret Marshall in the dramatic coloratura role of Hypermnestre.
Salieri: Le Danaides is part the Electrola Collection, a series that celebrates the historic record label, Electrola. Electrola was part of the EMI Classics unit in Germany best known for the rich catalogs, masterful artists and iconic gramophone trademark.
BBC Music Magazine, July 2013
A bloody and brilliant tragTdie lyrique from 1784, Les Danandes made Salieri the toast of Paris. Margaret Marshall takes the pivotal role of Hypermnestre in Gianluigi Gelmetti's tautly crafted Stuttgart performance.
MusicWeb International, 3rd July 2013
The recorded sound is excellent, and the chorus - if clearly not numerically the fifty each of husbands and wives called for by the plot - is firm, expressive and dramatic by turns.
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