FRANZ LÉHAR (1870-1948): Die Juxheirat.
Catalogue Number: 10T079
Reference: 555 049-2
Description: A 1904 comedy of errors and disguise, in the opéra bouffe tradition of Offenbach, “The Joke Wedding” focuses on the headstrong daughter of an American billionaire which is full of topical allusions to women’s liberation, Wagner, Nietzsche and Darwin (there’s even an “ape dance” towards the finale). 2 CDs. German libretto. Maya Boog (soprano), Yevgeny Taruntsov (tenor), Chorus of the Bad Ischl Léhar Festival, Franz Léhar Orchestra; Marius Burkert.