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Louise Fryer presents Gluck's opera Telemaco, performed at the Schwetzingen Festival in Germany. Featuring countertenor David DQ Lee in the title role. Anu Tali conducts.

Opera Matinee
Louise Fryer presents Gluck's opera Telemaco performed at the Schwetzingen Festival in Germany.

Commissioned by the imperial court in 1765, the rarely performed opera was premiered at the wedding of the future Emperor Joseph II. It tells the story of Telemaco's search for his missing father and their meeting on the island of the sorceress Circe.

Telemaco ..... David DQ Lee (countertenor)
Ulisse .....Tomasz Zagorski (tenor)
Circe ..... Agneta Eichenholz (soprano)
Merione ..... Solenn' Lavanant-Linke (soprano)
Asteria ..... Maya Boog (soprano)
Oracle ..... Christopher Bolduc (baritone)
Basel Theatre Chorus
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Anu Tali (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Recorded at the Rococo Theatre, Schwetzingen Festival

    • Christoph Willibald Gluck

      Telemaco

      Performer: David DQ Lee (countertenor) as Telemaco Performer: Tomasz Zagorski (tenor) as Ulisse Performer: Agneta Eichenholz (soprano) as Circe Performer: Solenn' Lavanant-Linke (soprano) as Merione Performer: Maya Boog (soprano) as Asteria Performer: Christopher Bolduc (baritone) Oracle Performer: Basel Theatre Chorus Performer: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra Conductor: Anu Tali

  • Franz Liszt

    Tasso, Lamento e Trionfo

    Performer: Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Alan Gilbert

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