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Goldschmidt: Beatrice Cenci from Bregenz Festival

Author: C Major Entertainment

Church corruption, human violence and a daughter who plots revenge on her abusive father - Beatrice Cenci has every ingredient for a gripping opera.

  • Goldschmidt: Beatrice Cenci from Bregenz Festival | Copyright: © C Major Entertainment

    Goldschmidt: Beatrice Cenci from Bregenz Festival © C Major Entertainment

  • Goldschmidt: Beatrice Cenci from Bregenz Festival | Copyright: © Bregenzer Festspiele / Karl Forster

    Goldschmidt: Beatrice Cenci from Bregenz Festival © Bregenzer Festspiele / Karl Forster

  • Goldschmidt: Beatrice Cenci from Bregenz Festival | Copyright: © Bregenzer Festspiele / Karl Forster

    Goldschmidt: Beatrice Cenci from Bregenz Festival © Bregenzer Festspiele / Karl Forster

World Premiere recording on Video! The story of its origins is equally fascinating albeit tragic: The Jewish composer, who fled Germany for London in 1935, was awarded a prize for his work, but the promised performance never took place. It was not until 1988 that it received its premiere as a concert performance. At Bregenz Festival, stage director Johannes Erath brought Beatrice Cenci on stage for the first time.

Although written 70 years ago, “one musically quickly associates Puccini or other Romantics“ (Neue Zürcher Zeitung), underlined by Goldschmidt´s own words, saying it became a real “Belcanto-Opera”. “Johannes Debus conducts the Wiener Symphoniker with true feeling for the score“. ”In the title role, Gal James is moving“ and ”the baritone Christoph Pohl has all the vocal charisma.” (The Telegraph). A “brilliantly focused staging of a neglected work“ (The Telegraph), a “great, wonderful evening“ (Deutschlandfunk Kultur). “… it’s never too late to fall back in love with Goldschmidt’s music” (The Telegraph)

Original title Berthold Goldschmidt: Beatrice Cenci
Genre Opera
Recording location Bregenz Festival, 2018
Duration 107 mins
Production Company ORF III Kultur und Information, UNITEL, in cooperation with Landesstudio Vorarlberg, Bregenz Festival
Composer Berthold Goldschmidt
Orchestra / Band Wiener Symphoniker
Conductor Johannes Debus
Choir Prague Philharmonic Choir
Chorus Master Lukáš Vasilek
Soloist Gal James, Christoph Pohl, Dshamilja Kaiser, Christina Bock
Stage Director Johannes Erath

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