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Opera in the 20th century

The history of twentieth century opera. 1960B.
1960, not particullarly an outstanding year. But, nevertheless, there were some highlights in the land of music – especially in opera. There was, among others, the premiere of Symphony no. 3, by Mieczyslaw Weinberg, and on October 16, the poem “Anaklasis” by Krzystof Penderecki. There isn’t much fun in the land of opera, but before we dismiss this year entirely, we will listen to some beautiful pieces, including “A Midsummer Nights Dream” by Benjamin Britten and Otto Klemperer, who conducts German ouvertures by the Philharmonia Orchestra.

•               Otto Klemperer conducts The Philharmonia Orchestra (1960).

You can listen to the following ouvertures:

o  Weber: Der Freischütz – Ouverture

o  Weber: Euryanthe – Ouverture

o  Weber: Oberon – Ouvertureo

Humperdinck: Hansel und Gretel – Ouverture

o  Humperdinck: Hansel und Gretel – Dream Pantomime

o  Gluck (revised by Wagner): Iphigénie en Aulide


Other opera and operetta productions from 1960:


•               Benjamin Britten – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

•               Hans Werner Henze – Der Prinz von Homburg

•               Ján Cikker – Mister Scrooge

•               Gian Francesco Malipiero – Il marescalco

•               Phyllis Tate – The Lodger

•               Eugen Suchoň – Svätopluk

•               Werner Egk – Die Verlobung in San Domingo

•               Dominick Argento –  Colonel Jonathan the Saint

•               Joaquín Rodrigo – El Hijo fingido

•               Kirill Molchanov – Via del Corno (Улица дель Корно)

•               Boris Blacher – Rosamunde Floris

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