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Zdenek Fibich (1850-1900): The Bride of Messina / Lucia Cervoni, Thomas Florio, Richard Samek, Noa Danon, Johannes Stermann, Matin-Jan Nijhof, Manfred Wulfert, Hale Sonner

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  1. Fibich — Nevěsta messinská, Op. 18 (The Bride of Messina): Overture $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Fibich — Nevěsta messinská, Op. 18 (The Bride of Messina), Act I: S tichým vdovy útulkem $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Fibich — Nevěsta messinská, Op. 18 (The Bride of Messina), Act I: Diégo! $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Fibich — Nevěsta messinská, Op. 18 (The Bride of Messina), Act I: Vítej mi, pyšná ty síni knížecí! $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Fibich — Nevěsta messinská, Op. 18 (The Bride of Messina), Act I: Sláva tobě, vznešená matko $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Fibich — Nevěsta messinská, Op. 18 (The Bride of Messina), Act I: Jen slova ze rtů ženy zněla $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Fibich — Nevěsta messinská, Op. 18 (The Bride of Messina), Act I: Můj pane, vrátil se již vyzvědač $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Fibich — Nevěsta messinská, Op. 18 (The Bride of Messina), Act I: Ó pane!
  9. Fibich — Nevěsta messinská, Op. 18 (The Bride of Messina), Act II: Prelude $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Fibich — Nevěsta messinská, Op. 18 (The Bride of Messina), Act II: Zda on to? $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Fibich — Nevěsta messinská, Op. 18 (The Bride of Messina), Act II: Ha! Běda mně! $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Fibich — Nevěsta messinská, Op. 18 (The Bride of Messina), Act II: Již nadešel mi krásný
  13. Fibich — Nevěsta messinská, Op. 18 (The Bride of Messina), Act II: Kdos přichází $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Fibich — Nevěsta messinská, Op. 18 (The Bride of Messina), Act III: Prelude $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Fibich — Nevěsta messinská, Op. 18 (The Bride of Messina), Act III: Již ustupte nám, milí přátelé $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Fibich — Nevěsta messinská, Op. 18 (The Bride of Messina), Act III: Tu ji máš! $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Fibich — Nevěsta messinská, Op. 18 (The Bride of Messina), Act III: Vy zatím nablízku zde čekejte $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Fibich — Nevěsta messinská, Op. 18 (The Bride of Messina), Act III: Zachraň se! $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Fibich — Nevěsta messinská, Op. 18 (The Bride of Messina), Act III: Funeral March $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Fibich — Nevěsta messinská, Op. 18 (The Bride of Messina), Act III: Diégo! Dosud zpráva nedošla $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Fibich — Nevěsta messinská, Op. 18 (The Bride of Messina), Act III: Zde je tvá dcera, matko přešťastná! $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Fibich — Nevěsta messinská, Op. 18 (The Bride of Messina), Act III: V roucho smutku, Messino $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Fibich — Nevěsta messinská, Op. 18 (The Bride of Messina), Act III: Don César! Běda mně!

Album Summary

>Fibich, Zdenek : Bride of Messina, opera, Op. 18
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

A Czech Opera after Schiller. A remarkable rediscovery! More than a hundred years passed before Zdenek Fibich's The Bride of Messina was first seen and heard in Germany, and it was the Magdeburg Theater that had the courage to stage the German premiereof this opera after Friedrich Schiller's famous tragedy in a perfect romantic rendering in the Czech language. The action is just as simple as it is cruelly tragic. The widowed Queen Isabella of Messina hopes to reconcile her two feuding sons Manuel and Cesar in order to prevent an imminent civil war and reveals a long-guarded secret. Defying a prophecy that her daughter would spell the doom of the royal family, she spared the life of this child by the name of Beatrice and had her raised in a convent, her true identity unknown. However, as the dramatist Schiller himself believed, fate cannot be averted. The two brothers fall in love with the beautiful girl, whom they do not recognize as their sister and whose identity is unknown to them. Jealousy breeds new hate, and in the end both brothers perish. Their mother and sister survive and are left alone to cope with their feelings of guilt. Zdenek Fibich, a composer in Smetana's line of succession, is regarded as the most significant Czech opera composer of the romantic era. In his opera based on Schiller's "tragedy with choruses" he respects the intentions of this dramatic innovator from Germany's classical epoch while combining highly effective choral scenes with compelling role depictions and leitmotivic psychological interpretation of the characters and the situations in which they find themselves.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Theater Magdeburg (2015-03-11&2015-03-12&2015-).



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>Fibich, Zdenek : Bride of Messina, opera, Op. 18
  • Conductor: Kimbo Ishii
  • Ensemble: Magdeburgische Philharmonie
  • Notes: Theater Magdeburg (2015-03-11&2015-03-12&2015-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta