Marschner's 'Hans Heiling' From Vienna

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Marschner's 'Hans Heiling' in a production from the Theater an der Wien in Vienna. Marschner's 'Hans Heiling' in a production from the Theater an der Wien in Vienna. (Theater an der Wien, Vienna)
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Heinrich Marschner's work seldom appears in today's theaters, despite playing an important historical role in operatic history. His operas fill the musical gap between the early, German Romantic operas of Weber, and the revolutionary music dramas of Wagner. Marschner's "Hans Heiling" tells a folk-based tale of a clash between two worlds, the mortal and the spiritual.

On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presentsĀ "Hans Heiling" in a production from the Theater an der Wien in Vienna. Baritone Michael Nagy stars as Heiling, with soprano Katerina Tretyakova as Anna, the woman whose love tempts him into the mortal world. The performance is led by conductor Constantin Trinks.

Cast:

Hans Heiling: Michael Nagy (baritone)
Anna: Katerina Tretyakova (soprano)
Spirit Queen: Angela Denoke (soprano)
Gertrude: Stephanie Houtzeel (mezzo-soprano)
Konrad: Peter Sonn (tenor)

Arnold Schoenberg Chorus
ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra
Constantin Trinks, conductor

Comments [2]

Ellen L from West Chester, PA

Yes, Sanford, sad but true. I for one would welcome a new production of Freischutz for example. I am looking forward to Hans Heiling, though I do not know anything more about it than what was given in the introduction.

Nov. 29 2015 11:01 AM
Sanford Rothenberg from Brooklyn

It is a fact of operatic life that in non-German speaking countries,German operas consist of the "usual suspects" by Beethoven,Mozart,Wagner,Berg,and Strauss.The entire output of composers such as Weber,Marschner,Lortzing,and Cornelius is,to a large extent,neglected.

Nov. 28 2015 01:41 AM

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