INGEBORG VAN BRONSART (1840-1913): Jery und Bätely.
Catalogue Number: 09W033
Description: A native of St. Petersburg, von Bronsart studied with Liszt in Weimar, her striking appearance earning her the nickname ‘Ingeborg die Schöne’. Goethe’s libretto for her 1871-72 Jery und Bätely is a charming and bucolic tale of unrequited romance between a pretty Swiss milkmaid and an eligible bachelor who are ultimately brought together by some farcical matchmaking. Bronsart brings life to this story with exquisite music, from an exciting overture through an uninterrupted evolution in melody and harmony to a spine-tingling finale, delivering a Singspiel that helped establish her reputation as a successful composer for the stage. German libretto available online. Harrie van Der Plas (tenor), Caroline Bruker (soprano), Laurence Kalaidjian (baritone), Malmö Opera Orchestra; Dario Salvi.