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Schreker: Die Gezeichneten (The Stigmatized), opera / Anja Kampe, Robert Brubaker, Martin Gantner, James Johnson

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  1. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act I: I. Vorspiel (Overture) $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act I: II. "Lasst! Genug!!" $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act I: III. "Ganz Recht!" $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act I: IV. "Es gilt zu handeln" $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act I: V. "Meinen Gruss, Signori" $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act I: VI. "Der Herzog" $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act I: VII. "Holde Martuccia" $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act I: VIII. "Ihr seid kostlich" $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act I: IX. "Dort, wo die Stadt weit wird" $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act II: I. "Er spielt mit uns" $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act II: III. "Ah! Ein grosser Maler" $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act II: IV. Herrliche unterirdische Raume" $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act II: V. Interlude $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act II: VII. "Doch Signor" $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act II: VIII. "Mir, mir" $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act II: IX. "Carlotta! Geliebte!" $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act II: X. "Du Susse, du Arme" $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act III: I. Prelude $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act III: II. "Bei den Gebeinen" $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act III: III. "He, Martuccia!" $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act III: IV. "War mir doch" $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act III: V. "Doch wo bleibt Carlotta?" $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act III: VI. "Doch wenn ihr an einem prangenden Tage" $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act III: VII. "Ah, welche Nacht!" $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act III: VIII. "Bleibt, Schonste!" $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act III: IX. Interlude $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act III: X. "Was fliehst du vor mir?" $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act III: XII. "Halt ein, genuesisches Volk!" $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act III: XIII. "Hort ihr denn nicht?" $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act III: XIV. "Wer sprach den Namen?" $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act III: XV. Interlude $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act III: XVI. "Du lugst!" $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act III: XVII. "Weil, weil, o du Teufel" $0.99 on iTunes
  34. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act III: XVIII. "Wer schrie da?" $0.99 on iTunes
  35. Schreker — Die Gezeichneten, Act III: XIX. "Ich will, Ich will" $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Schreker, Franz : Die Gezeichneten, opera in 3 acts
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Our times are full of strange things." With these words the beautiful Carlotta Nardi begins her seduction of the hunchback Alviano Salvago in the second act of Franz Schreker's 1915 opera, Die Gezeichneten (The Stigmatized). It is a scene of tender intimacies and unsettling revelations, of veiled allusions and naked truths - and all couched in music of a supple lyric beauty that has few equals in operatic literature. This complete performance is from the Los Angeles Opera's 2010 production of Schreker's haunting masterpiece, starring an international cast of singers, conducted by Los Angeles Opera Artistic Director, James Conlon. With complete libretto in German and English, and annotation by Christopher Hailey.

American Record Guide, May/June 2014
All these qualities come into play in Die Gezeichneten (The Stigmatized or Branded), an opera filled with conversations, quick exchanges, beautiful duets and soliloquies, and evocative orchestral passages. The prelude contains many of the most beautiful themes.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Los Angeles Opera (04/2010).



Reviews

Seduces the ear
Franz Schreker's 1914 opera "Die Gezeichneten" is a study of opposites. Alviano Salviago is ugly and physically deformed, but has a pure spirit. The beautiful island paradise he creates has been taken over by young nobles for their orgies. The artist Carlotta is first attracted to Alviano's inner beauty, but then gives herself to lustful attentions of outwardly handsome Count Tamare.

Schreker's shimmering, richly orchestrated score is indeed beautiful, while simultaneously conveying a sense of unease and overripe decadence. This live recording of "Die Gezeichneten" by the LA Opera captures the spirit of Schrecker's troubling work and delivers its emotional content in full.

Maestro James Conlon has a clear affinity with this music, and it shows. Schreker scored the work for an expanded orchestra. The LA Opera had to reduce the size of the ensemble to fit in the venue, but no matter. Under Conlon's direction, the music sounds rich and full. If anything, the paring down of the orchestra adds a limpid translucence to the score.

Robert Brubaker performs well as Salviago, also his upper register is a little thin at times. Anja Kampe, as Carlotta, sings with a soft, rounded tone that sounds especially beautiful in the lower register. Their voices have a wonderful blend, making the duets between Salviago and Carlotta the high points of the recording (at least for me).

This three-CD set includes a booklet with the complete libretto in German, Italian, French, and English. Bridge's release captures the excitement and energy of the live performance with pristine sound (and virtually no distracting audience noise). Recommended.
Submitted on 01/17/14 by RGraves321 
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>Schreker, Franz : Die Gezeichneten, opera in 3 acts
  • Conductor: James Conlon
  • Ensemble: Los Angeles Opera
  • Notes: Composition written: 1911.
  • Running Time: 9 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1911