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Label/No. & Format Audite 97.764 CD
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Release: February 8, 2019


* Liszt: Sardanapalo; Mazeppa

Double premiere – first recording and first performance: Franz Liszt
never finished his mature opera Sardanapalo. Now 170 years old, the
first act refracts the world of mid 19th-century opera through the
prism of Liszt’s unmistakable voice. Kirill Karabits directs Liszt’s own
orchestra in Weimar, where the music was composed, in a programme
of burning, Byronic romanticism.

Joyce El-Khoury (Mirra), soprano
Airam Hernández (Sardanapalo), tenor
Oleksandr Pushniak (Beleso), bass-baritone
Staatskapelle Weimar | Damen des Opernchores des Deutschen Nationaltheaters Weimar
Kirill Karabits, conductor
No. Composer Works Performance Information
1 Liszt, Franz Sardanapalo, opera, S 687 Kirill Karabits/ Staatskapelle Weimar
(Joyce El-Khoury: soprano, Airam Hernández: tenor, Oleksandr Pushniak: bass-baritone)
2 Liszt, Franz Symphonic Poem No. 6, S 100 'Mazeppa' Kirill Karabits/ Staatskapelle Weimar
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