Mayr: Le Due Duchesse (2-CD)

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Mayr: Le Due Duchesse (2-CD)

Composer: Johann Simon Mayr
Artists: Young-Jun Ahn, Jaegyeong Jo, Eun-Hye Choi, Markus Schäfer, Jörn Lindemann, Harald Thum, Tina Marie Herbert, Anna Feith, Samuel Hasselhorn, Niklas Mallmann, Andreas Mattersberger, Simon Mayr Chorus, Bavarian State Opera Chorus, Concerto de Bassus
Conductor: Franz Hauk
Number of Discs: 2
Label: Naxos Opera Classics
CD Release Date: May 8, 2020

As one of the leading operatic composers of his generation, Johann Simon Mayr nurtured a fascination with the chivalric stories of medieval England. Le Due Duchesse, an opera semiseria with buffa elements, is set during the reign of the 10th century King Edgar. Huntsmen’s and Knights’ choruses and troubadour-like songs give great vivacity to a score that is both lyrical and dramatic. Mayr’s compound of Viennese Classicism and Italianate melodic beauty, allied to his ambitious writing and a skillful libretto, produced an important and influential opera couched in his own unmistakable idiom.



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