Notes & Reviews:
Franz Lehár's operetta 'Wo die Lerche singt' concerns a young country girl who falls for a painter, leaves her fiancé to follow the painter to the city where she meets his real mistress and ends up realizing she'd be better off back in the country. The grand finale of Act I with the palotas of the harvest chorus rank with the most electrifying music Lehár ever penned. This production occurred in conjunction with recent performances of this operetta in Bad Ischl during the Lehár Festival.
American Record Guide, January/February 2015
The acting is fine. Sieglinde Feldhofer's Margit sings with a solid tone. The orchestra and chorus are clearly recorded and perform excellently. The booklet is in German and English and includes a track listing and an informative history along with performer biographies. The CPO is in modern sound and will have to do until something better is released. A 1942 recording from Vienna Radio with a wartime cast and Lehar conducting on Bel Age (103354; M/J 1996) is apparently still available.
Recording information: Festspielsaal Bad Ischl (08/14/2013-08/16/2013).
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Works DetailsFranz Lehár (1870 - 1948) : Wo die Lerche singt (Where the Larks Sings), operetta in 3 acts
- Performers: Gerhard Ernst (Baritone); Wolfgang Gerold
- Conductor: Marius Burkert
- Ensemble: Franz Lehar-Orchester
- Notes: Festspielsaal Bad Ischl (08/14/2013-08/16/2013)
- Running Time: 36 min. 2 sec.
- Period Time: Post Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta