Wolf-Ferrari: I gioielli della Madonna / Haider, Slovak Radio Symphony

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Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari’s The Jewels of the Madonna was a spectacular success in its day, yet after a triumphant world tour it gathered dust until its 1953 Italian premiere, since when it has received but a handful of performances, culminating in May 2015 with this highly acclaimed revival at the Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava. Combining Italian lyricism with the dramatic realism of verismo and colourful folk-music, The Jewels brings mystical atmosphere and sublimely detailed musical effects to its highly suspenseful plot, delivering powerful choruses, seductive love songs, saucy serenades and orgiastic dances.

Product Description:

  • Catalog Number: 8660386-87

  • UPC: 730099038676

  • Label: Naxos

  • Composer: Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari

  • Conductor: Friedrich Haider

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Bratislava Boys Choir, Pressburg Singers, Slovak National Theatre Opera Chorus, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

  • Performer: Daniel Capkovic, Frantisek Duriac, Kyungho Kim, Natalia Ushakova, Peter Maly, Susanne Bernhard