Camille Saint-Saëns, Ernest Guiraud & Paul Dukas: "Frédégonde"

Motonori Kobayashi, Dortmunder Philharmoniker, Opernchor Theater Dortmund
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The rebirth of an almost forgotten treasure: After just nine stagings in the years 1895 and 1896, Frédégonde sank into oblivion for over a century. Things were complicated from the very start, beginning with the composition. When Ernest Guiraud died in 1892, only the first three acts of Frédégonde were complete. It was completed by Guiraud's friend Camille Saint-Saëns. The later's personal style, combining romantic harmonies with classical form, make this opera a unique testament to the musical variety of the late 19th century, in the vast shadow of Richard Wagner. – The Theater Dortmund stages the Merovingian historical drama about love, power and vengeance using a thrilling combination of theater and silent film. The German premiere live and exclusive to takt1. 

A production of the Oper Dortmund in cooperation with Palazzetto Bru Zane – centre de musique romantique française. Recorded and streamed by takt1.
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recorded at 11/20/2021, 07:30pm (CET)
Drame lyrique in five acts
Oper Dortmund: "Frédégonde"

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Camille Saint-Saëns, Ernest Guiraud, Paul Dukas: Frédégonde
  • I. Act
  • II. Akt
  • III. Act
  • Interview Holger Noltze with Heribert Germeshausen and Stage Director Marie-Eve Signeyrole
  • IV. Act
  • V. Act

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