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