SIMON MAYR (1763-1845): Gioas.

Catalogue Number: 10O033

Label: Naxos

Reference: 8.572710-11

Format: CD

Price: $23.98

Description: The latest oratrio from Mayr dates from 1823 and its Old Testament-based libretto adapts an earlier (1802) opera so, in this case, Mayr is disguising an opera as an oratorio which is a "parody" of an opera. But you don't care about that - you care about the finely-constructed arias, ensembles and choruses and the orchestral innovation and color you've come to expect from this composer. And you'll get them! 2 CDs. Libretto and translations available on-line. Andrea Lauren Brown (soprano), Robert Sellier, Cornel Frey (tenors), Andreas Burkhardt (bass), Bavarianā€ˆState Opera Chorus, Simon Mayr Chorus and Ensemble; Franz Hauk.

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