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Kodály’s 1926 folks opera resembles a German singspiel in that its musical numbers are related by spoken dialogue. There’s lots of discuss in as we speak’s model, in Italian fairly than in Hungarian, with a forged that features the unluckily-surnamed soprano Luisa Malagrida (who sang simply two performances on the Met as Leonora in Il Trovatore in the course of the 1964-65 season) and Aurelio Oppicelli who like Piero Cappuccilli earned a one-night-only Verdi gig in 1960 on the Met following Leonard Warren’s dying.

Not so properly remembered as we speak, baritone Scipio Colombo who performs Háry sang essential main roles all through Italy; some might have heard him because the Rely to Renata Tebaldi’s Countess in a 1954 Naples broadcast of Le Nozze di Figaro. He additionally created each the title function in Dallapiccola’s Il Prigioniero and the Marquis de la Drive in Dialogues des Carmélites. Colombo seems as Ford within the notable RAI movie of Falstaff alongside Giuseppe Taddei, Rosanna Carteri, Fedora Barbieri and Anna Moffo.

And as we speak’s Maria Luiza is the marvelously versatile, underrated Mexican mezzo soprano Oralia Dominguez. The place most might keep in mind her both as Maria Callas’s 1951 Amneris or as Herbert von Karajan’s Salzburg Erda, I’ll at all times consider her as my first Arnalta (a job she sang in Chicago in 1966 with Evelyn Lear as her mistress) after I found Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea by way of the abridged Glyndebourne recording.

A scholar of Kodály’s, Fricsay, like his esteemed compatriot Istvan Kertesz, didn’t reside to see the age of fifty. But he managed to go away behind an unlimited discography. I hadn’t realized how massive it was till I surveyed the contents of the spectacular 37-CD field of his operatic and choral recordings launched by Deutsche Gramophone.

I think about the one work most acquainted as we speak could be his electrical Fidelio starring the younger Leonie Rysanek. His favourite singers seem to have been fellow Hungarian Maria Stader and the ever present Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Regardless of her Fricsay-led Konstanze, Pamina, Donna Elvira and Countess, I perceive Stader (who can also be Micaëla on Fricsay’s disc of Carmen highlights with Dominguez) by no means sang opera onstage attributable to her diminutive dimension.

Kodály: Háry János

Orzse: Luisa Malagrida
Maria Luiza: Oralia Dominguez
Empress of Austria: Beatrice Preziosa
Háry János: Scipio Colombo
Oreg Marci: Aurelio Oppicelli
Ebelasztin: Vasco Petroff

Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay

RAI Rome
21 Could 1955

I can’t resist additionally together with an aria from one of many extra surprising Stader-Fricsay collaborations: Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus, a radio efficiency in German from Berlin 1954 that additionally featured Fischer-Dieskau.

Háry János and Stader’s Handel aria might be downloaded by clicking on the icon of a loud with an arrow pointing downward on the audio participant above and the ensuing mp3 recordsdata will seem in your obtain listing.

As well as, practically 600 different podcast tracks are at all times accessible from Apple Podcasts without cost, or by way of any RSS reader. An archive which lists all Trove Thursday choices in alphabetical order by composer has lately been up to date.



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