- Martin Smolonicky
- Katarina Polakovicova
- Daniel Hlasny
- Miriam Mat'aUova
- Martin Klempar
- Michal Aelonka
Notes & Reviews:
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari's opera The Jewels of the Madonna was a spectacular success in its day, yet after a triumphant world tour it vanished almost entirely, gathering dust for years before this highly acclaimed revival at the Slovakian National Theatre. Drawing together Italian lyricism with the dramatic realism of verismo and colorful folk-music, The Jewels brings mystical atmosphere and sublimely detailed musical effects to its highly suspenseful plot, delivering powerful choruses, seductive love songs, saucy serenades and orgiastic dances in a package that can still provide a revelatory operatic experience over a century after its première.
Gramophone Magazine, July 2016
[This is] an achievement of which Haider and his Bratislava forces can be proud: the conductor paces it all well, and his players keep up impressively.
Recording information: Great Concert Hall, Slovak Radio, Bratislava, Slovakia (11/29/2015/12/02/2015).
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Works DetailsWolf-Ferrari, Ermanno : I gioielli della Madonna (Jewles of the Madonna), opera
- Performers: Martin Smolonicky; Katarina Polakovicova; Daniel Hlasny; Miriam Mat'aUova; Martin Klempar; Michal Aelonka
- Conductor: Friedrich Haider
- Ensemble: Bratislava Boys Choir
- Notes: The Great Concert Hall, Slovak Radio, Bratislava, Slovakia (11/29/2015/12/02/2015)
- Period Time: Post Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 12/23/1911