STANISŁAW MONIUSZKO (1819-1872): Halka.
Catalogue Number: 06W027
Description: A new mid-price recording makes us offer Moniuszko’s best-known opera which has had full-price releases in the past. Halka possesses a deeply lyrical character making it one of the composer’s greatest works. The aria ‘Szumią jodły na gór szczycie’ (‘The firs are rustling on the mountain top’) is considered one of the most beautiful of the 19th century with its tragic tale but often light and uplifting music, full of lively and distinctive Polish national character. 2 CDs. Libretto and translation available online. Magdalena Molendowska (soprano), Magdalena Wilczyńska-Gos (mezzo), Dominik Sutowicz (tenor), Łukasz Goliński (baritone), Poznań Opera House Chorus and Orchestra; Gabriel Chmura.