Flury: Der schlimm-heilige Vitalis / Nelsen, Stier, Mann, Nuremberg SO

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Der schlimm-heilige Vitalis (which can be translated roughly as ‘Lustful Brother Vitalis‘) was the last of the four operas by the Swiss composer Richard Flury...

Der schlimm-heilige Vitalis (which can be translated roughly as ‘Lustful Brother Vitalis‘) was the last of the four operas by the Swiss composer Richard Flury (1896–1967). It was premiered in 1963, the year after its completion and then remained unheard until this recording. The plot, based on a novella by Flury’s fellow Swiss, Gottfried Keller, sets jolly village life against religious intolerance and sexual politics in an unsettling blend of the sentimental and the cynical – although love, of course, triumphs in the end. Flury’s late-Romantic music redeems the libretto with a steady flow of memorable melodies, engaging solo and choral numbers, and colorful orchestration – and with a sense of fun never far from the surface.



Product Description:


  • Release Date: October 28, 2022


  • UPC: 5060113446329


  • Catalog Number: TOCC0632


  • Label: Toccata Classics


  • Number of Discs: 2


  • Period: Late Romantic


  • Composer: Richard Flury


  • Conductor: Paul Mann


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: The Abbot, Madrigal Choir of the Nuremberg University of Music, Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra


  • Performer: Rebecca Nelsen Jole, Marlene Gassner Jucunda, Matthias Stier Vitalis, Kay Stiefermann, Markus Eiche, Christian Tschelebiew, Pascal Herington, Stephanie Buhlmann, Daniel Ochoa, Hayoung Ra, Ferdinand Keller, Roman Poboinyi, Paula Meisinger, Hinrich Horn, Tijl Faveyts, Alfons Brandl