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Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots / Maerzendorfer, Gedda, Equiluz

Album Summary

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Die Hugenoten
Performers Conductor Ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

This live broadcast from Vienna in 1971 brings together one of the most outstanding casts ever assembled for this rarely heard opera, a situation due in great part to the lack of singers able today to satisfy Meyerbeer's sometimes almost superhuman demands on the human voice. When 'Les Huguenots' was popular at The Met, in the late 19th century, performances were known as "nights of seven stars" because no fewer than seven superstar vocalists were required to put the opera across.


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>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Die Hugenoten
  • Performers: Jeanette Scovotti (Soprano); Rita Shane (Soprano); Enriqueta Tarres (Voice); Jaroslav Stajnc (Voice); Harald Neukirch (Tenor); Pedro Farres (Voice); Justino Vocals] (Bass Baritone); Kurt Equiluz (Tenor); Ladislav Illavsky (Baritone); Unni Rugtvedt (Voice); Manfred Schenk (Bass); Dimiter Petkov (Bass); Ewald Aichberger (Tenor); Nicolai Gedda (Voice)
  • Conductor: Ernst Marzendorfer
  • Running Time: 81 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1836
  • Studio/Live: Live