FRANZ LEHÁR (1870-1948): Cloclo.
Catalogue Number: 09W042
Reference: 777 708-2
Description: No buffo couple, no choruses, no dance scenes, and, most of all, no psychological conflict: the action of Cloclo is not at all typical of Lehár. It is a chamber operetta but more than a mirthful intermezzo for the lyrical opera Paganini: it is its comedic counterpart and was based on Victor Margueritte’s novel of the same name about a prototypical young woman of the 1920s who leads an independent existence, wears short dresses and sports a bobbed hairdo, and, to top it all, is a sexual libertine. 2 CDs. No libretto. Sieglinde Feldhofer (soprano), Susanna Hirschler (actress), Gerd Vogel (baritone), Ricardo Frenzel Baudisch (tenor), Chorus of the Lehár Festival Bad Ischl, Franz Lehár Orchestra; Marius Burkert.