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Schumann: Genoveva / Harnoncourt/Zurich Opera, Banse, Mathey, Gantner [Blu-Ray]

Album Summary

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

Notes & Reviews:

This is a BLU-RAY disc and it will not play on a standard DVD player. A standard DVD is available as AHM 101327. 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: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio 7.1
Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian


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