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Alfredo Catalani: La Wally - Theater an der Wien

Author: C Major Entertainment

Catalani’s masterpiece, first performed in 1892 at La Scala in Milan, is best known for its aria “Ebben? Ne andrò lontana”.

  • Alfredo Catalani: La Wally | Copyright: © C Major Entertainment

    Alfredo Catalani: La Wally © C Major Entertainment

  • Alfredo Catalani: La Wally  | Copyright: © Herwig Prammer

    Alfredo Catalani: La Wally © Herwig Prammer

  • Alfredo Catalani: La Wally  | Copyright: © Herwig Prammer

    Alfredo Catalani: La Wally © Herwig Prammer

With nuanced harmonies and colourful instrumentation, he pays great attention to the orchestra sound. He chose highly unusual material for his opera: the successful novel “Die Geier-Wally” by Wilhelmine von Hillern tells the story of a young woman who does not fit any of the gender clichés of the time. Unlike many earlier operatic heroines commanded to marry against their will, Wally does not look for a solution in society, but instead runs away to the mountains. Her husband must be her equal, someone unafraid to face both a bear and her father. “Izabela Matula - A Wagnerian hell of a woman with a great soprano.” (Kronenzeitung) // “Catalani’s highly dramatic music finds an intense advocate in Andrés Orozco-Estrada on the podium of the excellently disposed Wiener Symphoniker.” (Wiener Zeitung)

Original title Alfredo Catalani: La Wally
Genre Opera
Recording location Theater an der Wien, November 2021
Duration 135 mins
Production Company A co-production of UNITEL and ORF III in cooperation with Vereinigte Bühnen Wien
Composer Alfredo Catalani
Orchestra / Band Wiener Symphoniker
Conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada
Choir Arnold Schoenberg Choir
Chorus Master Erwin Ortner
Stage Director Barbora Horáková Joly
Soloist Izabela Matula, Leonardo Capalbo, Jacques Imbrailo, Ilona Revolskaya, Alastair Miles

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