GEORG JOSEPH VOGLER (1749-1814): Gustaf Adolf och Ebba Brahe.
Catalogue Number: 11V020
Reference: CDO 1121/1122-2
Description: Premiered in January 1788, this historical opera follows the Gluckian ideals dear to the current Swedish king, Gustav III. There is a mixture of “serious” and folk music, brief recitatives accompanied by orchestra, short arias without ritornelli and a significant role for the chorus while the first and third acts end in big ballets. 2 CDs. No libretto. Laila Anderson, Margareta Hallin (sopranos), Jonny Blanc, Hans Johansson (tenors), Royal Swedish Orchestra and Chorus; Charles Farnscombe (rec. June 7, 1973).