35. Mona Lisa (Max von Schillings)

MONA LISA Opera in 2 acts By Max von Schillings (Op. 31) Libretto: Beatrice Dovsky https://youtu.be/9f-8Y5VoDRw&w=640&h=385 Schillings’ opera is an intense shocker inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, and which plays with ideas of reincarnation and the eternal mysteries of Woman. It was a success in its day, performed throughout Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia … Continue reading 35. Mona Lisa (Max von Schillings)

31. Der Cid (Cornelius)

  DER CID Lyrisches Drama in 3 Acts Music and libretto by Peter Cornelius First performed: Weimar, 21 May 1865, conducted by Carl Stor FERNANDO, King of CastileTenor LUYN CALVO, BishopBass CHIMENE, Countess of LozanSoprano RUY DIAZ, Count of Vibar, called CampeadorBaritone ALVAR FANEZTenor PELAEZ  A Herald   SETTING: Burgos, Spain, around the year 1064 ★★ Peter Cornelius was one of those … Continue reading 31. Der Cid (Cornelius)

27. Der Trompeter von Säkkingen – Viktor Nessler

DER TROMPETER VON SÄKKINGEN Oper in 3 Acts, with a Prologue By Viktor Nessler Libretto: Rudolf Bunge, after Joseph Viktor von Scheffel’s poem Der Trompeter von Säckingen First performed: Carola Theater (Stadttheater), Leipzig, 4 May 1884 Dossier Next in our line-up of comic operas: one of the most popular German works of the late nineteenth … Continue reading 27. Der Trompeter von Säkkingen – Viktor Nessler