STANISŁAW MONIUSZKO (1819-1872): The Haunted Manor.
Catalogue Number: 05U006
Description: Premiered in 1865, this has become the equivalent in Poland to Smetana’s The Bartered Bride even though there is less folk music in it than in the latter. Less successful originally than Halka, it has come to be recognized, due to its excellent libretto, musical characterization and dramatic ensembles, as Moniuszko’s best opera for “export”. No other available recording. 2 CDs. No libretto. Anna Fabrello (soprano), Karolina Sikora (mezzo), Leszek Skrla (baritone), Ryszard Minkiewicz (tenor), Choruses and Symphony Orchestra of the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk; Zygmunt Rychert.