Alfredo Catalani: La Falce (1875)
I apologise to all of my fans out there that I have waited over two months to post what amount to a very short entry. Thank you so much for visiting and reading my work! I am so happy to see that people from as far away as Hungary, Russia, and Italy have graced my…
Alfredo Catalani: Edmea (1886)
I want to thank everyone over the last six years for making this my most popularly viewed post, over 1050 hits and counting! I have decided to make some minor revisions to it to reflect the 2021 Wexford production. I have decided to write a review for each of Catalani’s operas. There are only five…
Alfredo Catalani-Loreley (1890)
Alfredo Catalani-Loreley (1890) Opera in Three Acts (revision of earlier opera “Elda” in Four Acts by the composer) SYNOPSIS: The Rhineland around 1500. A Rhenish nobleman deserts a poor orphan girl for the niece of a powerful landowner (ACT1) only to have both girls die (ACT2) when the former comes back as a supernatural being bent…
Erkel Ferenc: Brankovics Gyorgy (1874)
The timer counts on this review (the earliest) have needed revision, hopefully this streamlines each act. Erkel Ferenc: Brankovics Gyorgy Special thanks to Csaba Somogyi for youtube video link here: Cast Credits (In Hungarian): Brankovics: Molnár János (bariton) Murat: Bándi János (tenor) Gerő: Szakács Levente (tenor) István: Jordán Éva (szoprán) Székely György: Sándor Árpád (tenor) Hunyadi…
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