Wolf-Ferrari: I gioielli della Madonna / Haider, Slovak Radio Symphony
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.
Catalog Number: 8660386-87
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