68. Re Lear (Antonio Cagnoni)

Tragedia lirica in 4 acts Composer: Antonio Cagnoni Libretto: Antonio Ghislanzoni, after Shakespeare Composed c. 1880-1885. First performed: Martina Franca, 19 July 2009, conducted by Massimiliano Caldi RE LEARBaritone Costantino FinucciCORDELIA, his daughterSoprano Serena DaolioGONERILLA, his daughterSoprano Maria LeoneREGANA, his daughterMezzo-soprano Eufemia TufanoIl duca di CORNOVAGLIA, Regana’s husbandTenor Giovanni ColettaConte di GLOSTERBass Vladimir MeboniaEDGARO, his legitimate sonTenor Danilo FormaggiaEDMONDO, his illegitimate sonBaritone Cristian Camilo … Continue reading 68. Re Lear (Antonio Cagnoni)

44. Der Widerspänstigen Zähmung / The Taming of the Shrew (Hermann Goetz)

DER WIDERSPÄNSTIGEN ZÄHMUNG (THE TAMING OF THE SHREW) Comic opera in 4 acts By Hermann Goetz Libretto: Joseph Viktor Widmann, after Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew First performed: National Theatre, Mannheim, 11 October 1874, conducted by Ernest Frank. BAPTISTA, a rich gentleman of PaduaBassKarl DittKATHARINE, his daughterSopranoOttilie OttikerBIANKA [Bianca], his daughterSopranoIda Auer-HerbeckHORTENSIO, suitor to BiancaBassAugust KnappLUCENTIO, … Continue reading 44. Der Widerspänstigen Zähmung / The Taming of the Shrew (Hermann Goetz)

24. Béatrice et Bénédict (Hector Berlioz)

Opéra-comique in 2 acts Music and libretto by Hector Berlioz, after Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing First performed: Theater Baden-Baden, Germany, 9 August 1862 BÉATRICE, Léonato’s nieceMezzoAnne Charton-DemeurHÉRO, Léonato’s daughterSopranoMlle MonroseURSULE, Héro’s maid in waitingSopranoMme GeoffroyBÉNÉDICT, Sicilian officer, Claudio’s friendTenorAchille-Félix MontaubryCLAUDIO, Don Pedro’s aide de campeBaritoneJules LefortDON PÉDRO, Sicilian généralBassMathieu-Émile BalanquéSOMARONE, chapelmasterBassVictor PrilleuxLÉONATO, governor of … Continue reading 24. Béatrice et Bénédict (Hector Berlioz)