ERMANNO WOLF-FERRARI (1876-1948): Die neugierigen Frauen.
Catalogue Number: 06Q057
Reference: 777 739-2
Description: The Italian title of this opera is Le donne curiose but, a premiere in Venice having fallen through, the libretto was translated into German and the premiere occurred in Munich in 1903 while the Italian original had to wait for Toscanini in New York in early 1912. This was the composer's first adaptation of a Goldoni play and was to seal his fate as a historicizing resuscitator of commedia dell'arte characters and 18th century opera buffa for modern times (see Der Rosenkavalier of several years later). No other recording, in either language, is currently available. German-English libretto. Viktoria Kaminskaite (soprano), Andreas Weller (tenor), Kathrin Göring (mezzo), Hans Christoph Begemann (bass), Members of the Madrigal Choir of the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, Munich Radio Orchestra; Ulf Schirmer.