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Rel. Date: 07/16/2021
UPC: 827949088063

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1. * Fidelio, Op. 72 (Dialogues Adapted By K. Wagner and D. Weber)
2. Overture
3. Act I: Duet: Jetzt, Schätzchen, Jetzt Sind Wir Allein (Jaquino, Marzelline)
4. Act I: Dialogue: Jaquino! Jaquino! (Rocco, Marzelline, Jaquino)
5. Act I: Aria: O WÄR' Ich Schon Mit Dir Vereint (Marzelline)
6. Act I: Dialogue: Die Stunde Naht (Rocco, Marzelline, Leonore)
7. Act I: Quartet: Mir Ist So Wunderbar (Marzelline, Leonore, Rocco, Jaquino)
8. Act I: Dialogue: Höre, Fidelio (Rocco, Marzelline, Leonore)
9. Act I: Aria: Hat Man Nicht Auch Gold Beineben (Rocco)
10. Act I: Dialogue: Es Wäre Mir So Lieb (Leonore, Rocco, Marzelline)
11. Act I: Trio: Gut, Söhnchen, Gut (Rocco, Leonore, Marzelline)
12. Act I: March
13. Act I: Dialogue: Wo Sind Die Depeschen? (Pizarro, Rocco)
14. Act I: Aria and Chorus: Ha! Ha! Ha! Welch Ein Augenblick (Pizarro, Guard's Chorus)
15. Act I: Dialogue: Hauptmann! (Pizarro, Rocco)
16. Act I: Duet: Jetzt, Alter, Jetzt Hat Es Eile! (Pizarro, Rocco)
17. Act I: Recitative and Aria: Abscheulicher! Wo Eilst Du Hin? (Leonore)
18. Act I: Dialogue: Rocco, Ich Ersuchte Euch (Leonore, Marzelline, Rocco)
19. Act I: Finale: O Welche Lust (Prisoner's Chorus)
20. Act I: Recitative and Duet: Nun Sprecht, Wie Ging's? (Leonore, Rocco)
21. Act I: Recitative: Ach, Vater, Vater Eilt! (Marzelline, Rocco, Jaquino, Leonore)
22. Act I: Verweg'ner Alter! (Pizarro, Rocco)
23. Act I: Leb' Wohl, Du Warmes Sonnenlicht (The Prisoners, Marzelline, Leonore, Jaquino, Pizarro, Rocco)
24. Act II: Introduction, Recitative and Aria: Gott! Welch Dunkel Hier! (Florestan)
25. Act II: Melodrama: Wie Kalt Ist Es (Leonore, Rocco)
26. Act II: Duet: Nur Hurtig Fort, Nur Frisch Gegraben (Rocco, Leonore)
27. Act II: Dialogue: Er Erwacht! (Leonore, Florestan, Rocco)
28. Act II: Trio: Euch Werde Lohn in Besser'n Welten (Florestan, Rocco, Leonore)
29. Act II: Dialogue: Ist Alles Bereit? (Pizarro, Rocco)
30. Act II: Quartet: Er Sterbe! (Pizarro, Florestan, Leonore, Rocco)
31. Act II: Dialogue: Vater Rocco! Der Minister Kommt An! (Jaquino, Rocco)
32. Act II: Es SCHLÄGT Der Rache Stunde (Leonore, Florestan, Pizarro, Rocco)
33. Act II: Dialogue: Meine Leonore (Florestan, Leonore)
34. Act II: Duet: O Namenlose Freude! (Leonore, Florestan)
35. Act II: Dialogue: Gute Botschaft! (Rocco)
36. Act II: Finale: Heil Sei Dem Tag (Prisoner's and People's Chorus)
37. Act II: Des Besten Königs Wink Und Wille (Fernando, Chorus)
38. Act II: Wohlan, So Helfet! (Rocco, Pizarro, Fernando, Leonore, Marzelline, Chorus)
39. Act II: O Gott! O Gott! (Leonore, Florestan, Fernando, Marzelline, Rocco, Chorus)
40. Act II: Wer Ein Holdes Weib Errungen (Chorus, Florestan, Leonore, Rocco, Marzelline, Jaquino, Fernando)

More Info:

After their acclaimed recording of Weber's Freischütz, the Dresdner Philharmonie and it's Principal conductor Marek Janowski present yet another German opera classic with Beethoven's Fidelio. They work together with a stellar cast - well-seasoned in German opera - including Lise Davidsen (Fidelio/Leonore), Christian Elsner (Florestan), Georg Zeppenfeld (Rocco), Christina Landshamer (Marzelline), Cornel Frey (Jaquino), Johannes Martin Kränzle (Don Pizzarro) and Günther Groissböck (Don Fernando). This should have been a live concert recording, but Covid-19 frustrated those plans. Luckily, it turned out possible to record Beethoven's masterpiece in two studio sessions, with two different, established choirs: the Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden, as well as the MDR Leipzig Radio Choir. Katharina Wagner and Daniel Weber have adapted the original dialogues for this recording. Fidelio is the quintessential rescue opera, in which a wife goes to any lengths to free her beloved from the chains of a barbaric, oppressive regime. Beethoven's opera on the power of love and the enlightening power of humanity still resonates with us today, and it's music continues to delight and inspire. Marek Janowski, the Dresdner Philharmonie and the MDR Leipzig Radio Choir have a vast PENTATONE discography, including complete recordings of Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana and Puccini's Il Tabarro (both released in 2020). Lise Davidsen starred in Weber's Freischütz (2019), while Christian Elsner, Georg Zeppenfeld and Günther Groissböck contributed to PENTATONE's complete Wagner operas recording, amongst others. Christina Landshamer, Cornel Frey, Johannes Martin Kränzle and the Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden make their PENTATONE debut.