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At The Opera, Flotow: Martha, November 3, 2018

  

Martha  is a romantic comic opera in four acts by Friedrich von Flotow set to a German libretto by Friedrich Wilhelm Riese and based on a story by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges.

Flotow had composed the first act of a ballet, Harriette, ou la servante de Greenwiche, derived from a text by Saint-Georges, for the ballerina Adèle Dumilâtre. This was first performed by the Paris Opera Ballet at the Salle Le Peletier on February 21, 1844. The time available for the composition was short, so the second and third acts were assigned, respectively, to Friedrich Burgmüller and Édouard Deldevez. The opera Martha was an adaptation of this ballet.

Cast:

Lady Harriet Durham (Martha) – Anneliese Rothenberger

Nancy – Brigitte Fassbaender

Lord Tristan – Dieter Weller

Lyonel – Nicolai Gedda

Plumkett – Hermann Prey

Robert Heger – conductor

EMI 1968

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:16pm
Friedrich Von Flotow: Martha BUY Munich State Opera; Robert Heger, conductor Nicolai Gedda
10:00pm
10:56pm
Puccini/Ponchielli/Donizetti/Massenet: Giuseppe di Stefano in Concert La Scala
11:00pm
11:37pm
Puccini: Si, Mi chiamano Mimi BUY from Grandi Voci 40th Anniversary - Mirella Freni; composed by Puccini
11:42pm
Puccini: Donde lieta usci BUY from Grandi Voci 40th Anniversary - Mirella Freni; composed by Puccini
11:46pm
Boito: L'a'tra notte BUY from Grandi Voci 40th Anniversary - Mirella Freni; composed by Boito


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