Opera Matinee: Peter Heise's The King and the Marshall
Peter Heise's 1850 opera Drot og Marsk, based on the 13th-century true story of the murder of Danish king Eric Glipping. The Royal Danish Opera is conducted by Michael Schonwandt.
Presented by Elizabeth Alker.
Peter Heise's 1850 opera 'Drot og Marsk' is based on the 13th-century true story of the murder of Danish king Eric Glipping. The king is an inveterate womaniser and when he seduces Ingeborg, the wife of Marshal Stig, the marshal organises a conspiracy to kill him. Stig is banished and Ingeborg commits suicide.
This version was recorded last May by the Royal Danish Opera Chorus and Orchestra under the baton of Michael Schønwandt, accompanying a cast including Peter Lodahl as King Erik, Johann Reuter as Marshall Stig and Sine Bundgaard as Ingeborg.
The opera is followed by more from this week's featured performing group - The Ulster Orchestra. Rafael Payare conducts Shostakovich's Festive Overture, which was written to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the October Revolution in Russia. They close with Webern's orchestration of Bach's Ricercar from The Musical Offering presented to Frederick the Great in 1747.
Peter Heise: Drot og Marsk (The King and The Marshall"
Marshall Stig - Johann Reuter (baritone)
King Erik - Peter Lodahl (tenor)
Rane Johnsen - Gert Henning-Jensen (tenor)
Fru Ingeborg - Sine Bundgaard (soprano)
Aase - Sofie Elkjaer Jensen (soprano)
Count Jakob to Halland - Morten Staugaard (actor)
Jens Grand - Simon Duus (bass-baritone)
Herold - Teit Kanstrup (baritone)
Royal Danish Opera Chorus
Royal Danish Opera Orchestra
Michael Schønwandt, conductor
Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Bach arr. Webern: Ricercar
Rafael Payare, conductor