SIMON MAYR (1763-1845): Telemaco (World Premiere Recording).
Catalogue Number: 04S025
Description: Telemaco was a product of turbulent political times in the Republic of Venice, which had been occupied by Napoleon's troops in late 1796. Military elements, with incorporated marches, feature strongly in a score that brought to contemporary Venetian theatre many of the innovative elements that were in vogue on the operatic stages of Paris. Taking classical Greek mythological material, Mayr fashioned an opera full of color, interweaving instrumental interludes and dances into his arias, cavatinas and choruses, and crafting his own very personal vision of the new Italian opera seria. 2 CDs. Italian libretto available online. Siri Karoline Thornhill, Andrea Lauren Brown, Jaewon Yun (sopranos), Markus Schäfer (tenor), Members of the Bavarian State Opera Chorus, Simon Mayr Chorus, Concerto de Bassus; Franz Hauk.