ENRIQUE GRANADOS (1867-1916): María del Carmen.
Catalogue Number: 10S037
Description: After 13 years, this Wexford Festival recording makes it to disc: María was received with great acclaim at its premiere in 1898, admired for its refined and brilliant orchestral writing and for its prfound lyricism. Using the folklore, language and sounds of Murcia in south-eastern Spain alongside the influence of Wagnerian thematic techniques, the opera is set in a rural village where a water shortage and a love triangle inflame the mutual hatred between the peasant farmer Pencho and his wealthy rival Javier. 2 CDs. Spanish libretto available online. Diana Veronese (soprano), Larisa Mostyuk (mezzo), Jesüs Suaste (baritone), Dante Alcalá (tenor), Wexford Festival Opera Chorus, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Belarus; Max Bragado-Darman.