Weinberger’s Schwanda the Bagpiper from Dresden

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Though Jaromir Weinberger died in Florida and composed a number of works with American themes (Mississippi Rhapsody, A Lincoln Symphony), he was born in Prague, and his charming folk opera Schwanda the Bagpiper, deeply rooted in Czech musical traditions, remains his most famous work.

This production comes from the Saxon State Opera in Dresden, Germany.

Cast:

Conductor: Constantin Trinks

Schwanda: Christoph Pohl

Dorotka: Marjorie Owens

Babinský: Ladislav Elgr

The Queen: Tichina Vaughn

Magician: Tilman Rönnebeck

The Devil: Michael Eder

Judge: Simeon Esper

State Opera Orchestra and Chorus

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