Marschner's 'Hans Heiling' From Vienna
Thursday, November 26, 2015
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 presents "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.
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