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Katie Derham presents a rare performance of Strauss's Guntram, continuing a complete cycle of his operas. Plus Wagner: Parsifal (Prelude to Act 1).

Richard Strauss 150: Katie Derham presents the rarely-heard Guntram, continuing our complete Strauss opera series in today's opera matinee. Strauss's first opera owes much to the influence of Wagner, whose Act I Prelude to Parsifal follows. Strauss wrote his own libretto and the 13th-century setting, character names, and singing contest integral to the plot reveal Wagnerian influences.

2pm
Strauss: Guntram
Guntram ..... Reiner Goldberg (tenor)
Freihild ..... Ilona Tokody (soprano)
The Old Duke ..... Sander Sólyom-Nagy (bass)
Robert ..... István Gáti (baritone)
The Duke's Fool ..... János Bándi (tenor)
Hungarian State Orchestra
Eve Queler (conductor)

4.10pm
Wagner: Prelude to Act I of 'Parsifal'
Orchestre National de France
Alain Altinoglu (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Richard Strauss

    Guntram - Act 1

    Singer: Sándor Sólyom-Nagy. Singer: Reiner Goldberg. Singer: Janos Tóth. Singer: Janos Tóth. Singer: Attila Fülöp. Singer: Pal Kovacs. Singer: Istvan Gati. Singer: Ilona Tokody. Conductor: Eve Queler. Orchestra: Nemzeti Filharmonikus Zenekar. Singer: Tamara Takács. Singer: János Bándi. Singer: Tamas Bator. Singer: József Gregor. Choir: Hungarian Army Chorus.
  • Richard Strauss

    Guntram - Act 2

    Singer: Sándor Sólyom-Nagy. Singer: Reiner Goldberg. Singer: Janos Tóth. Singer: Attila Fülöp. Singer: Pal Kovacs. Singer: Istvan Gati. Singer: Ilona Tokody. Conductor: Eve Queler. Orchestra: Nemzeti Filharmonikus Zenekar. Singer: Tamara Takács. Singer: János Bándi. Singer: Tamas Bator. Singer: József Gregor. Choir: Hungarian Army Chorus.
  • Richard Strauss

    Guntram - Act 3

    Singer: Sándor Sólyom-Nagy. Singer: Reiner Goldberg. Singer: Janos Tóth. Singer: Attila Fülöp. Singer: Pal Kovacs. Singer: Istvan Gati. Singer: Ilona Tokody. Conductor: Eve Queler. Orchestra: Nemzeti Filharmonikus Zenekar. Singer: Tamara Takács. Singer: János Bándi. Singer: Tamas Bator. Singer: József Gregor. Choir: Hungarian Army Chorus.
  • Richard Wagner

    Parsifal: Prelude to Act I

    Conductor: Alain Altinoglu. Orchestra: Orchestre national de France.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo in C major, KV. 373

    Performer: Frank Peter Zimmermann. Orchestra: Lausanne Chamber Orchestra.

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