SIMON MAYR (1763-1845): Jacob a Labano fugiens.
Catalogue Number: 02Q031
Description: The latest release in this ongoing series is another case of "opera in oratoio clothing" (and a good 79 minutes of it too) but is rather earlier than some of the previous works, being premiered in Venice in 1791 and, rather than Italian, this one, befitting its Old Testament origins, is sung in Latin. Texts available on-line. Siri Karoline Thornhill, Andrea Lauren Brown, Gunhild Lang-Alsvik (sopranos), Julie Comarini (mezzo), Simon Mayr Chorus and Ensemble; Franz Hauk.