As a special Halloween treat, Operavore is featuring a brand new recording of Heinrich Marschner's two-act opera Der Vampyr, or The Vampire. It streams at 2 pm and 8 pm on Thursday, Oct. 31.
Marschner's fateful drama is of Scottish origin and embodies all the central ideas of Dark Romanticism: demonic curses and guilty secrets. Among the audience at the premiere performance of Der Vampyr in 1828 at the Sächsisches Hoftheater in Leipzig was 15-year-old Richard Wagner.
Edgar Aubry: Jonas Kaufmann, tenor
Lord Ruthven: Franz Hawlata, bass-baritone
Malwina Davenaut: Regina Klepper, soprano
Janthe Kerkley / Emmy Perth: Anke Hoffmann, soprano
Sir Humphrey Davenaut: Markus Marquardt, baritone
George Dibdin: Thomas Dewald, tenor
Sir Berkly: Yoo-Chang Nah, baritone
WDR Rundfunkchor Koln
WDR Rundfunkorchester Koln
Helmuth Froschauer, conductor