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Henze: Der Junge Lord / Dohnanyi/Berlin Deutsche Opera; Mathis; Grobe [DVD]

Album Summary

>Henze, Hans Werner : Der junge lord
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Hans Werner Henze (b. 1926) composed one of his great successes, the comic opera 'Der junge Lord' (The Young Lord) to a libretto by famous author Ingeborg Bachmann (1926–1974), a very close friend of his. The world premiere at Berlin's Deutsche Oper in 1965 under the baton of Christoph von Dohnanyi caused a sensation and the opera was widely performed all over Europe. 'Der junge Lord' - based on the fairy tale "The Ape as a Man" by Wilhelm Hauff - tells how a whole town is deceived into taking a dressed monkey as a young lord. In style and plot it owes much to Italian opera buffa but also features some Brechtian influences in the treatment of the story. The work has 25 solo singer parts, including the charming Edith Mathis as Luise, a role that was to define the beginning of her career. This DVD allows the viewer not just to relive an entertaining opera production but to share a milestone in Henze's brilliant career.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 136 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo,
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish


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>Henze, Hans Werner : Der junge lord
  • Performers: Margarete Ast; Loren Driscoll (Tenor); Otto Graf; Donald Grobe (Tenor); Bella Jasper (Soprano); Helmut Krebs (Tenor); Ernst Krukowski (Baritone); Vera Little (Alto); Edith Mathis (Soprano); Barry McDaniel (Baritone); Gitta Mikes; Lisa Otto (Soprano); Manfred Rohrl (Baritone); Ivan Sardi (Bass)
  • Conductor: Christoph Dohnányi
  • Ensemble: Deutsche Oper Berlin Chorus
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1964