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Opera Matinee: Genoveva

on BBC Radio 3

Schumann's only completed opera, a tale of marital fidelity set in eighth-century Brabant, is consciously heroic and Germanic. Count Siegfried is summoned to fight in the Crusades and leaves his new young wife Genoveva at home. During his absence, Golo, a young knight, tries to win her over with the aid of a magic mirror belonging to his sorceress foster-mother. But
Genoveva stands firm and is rewarded with a happy reunion with Siegfried. Premiered two months before. Lohengrin, Schumann's opera contains some decidedly Wagnerian traits - a continuous flow of music and more than a hint of some leitmotifs. Sung in German.
Arnold Schoenberg Choir,
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Contributors

Conductor:
Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Genoveva:
Ruth Ziesak(soprano
Margaretha:
Marjana Upovsek(mezzo)
Golo:
Deon van Der Walt (tenor)
Siegfried:
Oliver Widmer(bass)
Hidulfus:
Rodney Gilfry(baritone)
Drago:
Thomas Quasthoff(bass)
Balthasar:
Ijichi Hiroyuki(bass/baritone)
Caspar:
Josef Krenmair(bass/baritone)

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