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Schumann: Genoveva / Banse; Muff; Mathey; Harnoncourt/Zurich Opera [DVD]

Album Summary

>Schumann, Robert : Genoveva, Op. 81
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

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On 25th June 1850, Robert Schumann's only opera, 'Genoveva', received its first performance at Leipzig State Theatre. It was a much-awaited event, as Schumann, widely regarded as the leading German instrumental composer, had set his mind to the urgent task of creating a national opera. However, despite the efforts of the composer's supporters to maintain interest in the work, the opera was soon forgotten. When conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt first came across 'Genoveva' some 15 years ago (he subsequently recorded a CD of it in 1996), he voiced the opinion that "Genoveva is a work of art for which one should be prepared to go to the barricades".

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Run Time: 146 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian


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>Schumann, Robert : Genoveva, Op. 81
  • Performers: Tomasz Slawinski (Bass); Alfred Muff (Bass); Shawn Mathey (Tenor); Matthew Leigh (Baritone); Cornelia Kallisch (Soprano); Martin Gantner (Baritone); Ruben Drole (Baritone); Juliane Banse (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
  • Ensemble: Zurich Opera Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1846-1849