FRANZ LEHÁR (1870-1948): Wo die Lerche singt.
Catalogue Number: 08Q088
Reference: 777 816-2
Description: An unhappy romantic triangle in which ountry girl falls in love with city boy, spurns her fiancé, moves to city and realizes she's better off back at home in this work set in Hungary and premiered there in 1918. Lehár continued to shock operetta conservatives with such things as a soprano role demanding coloratura virtuosity not previously needed by works in that genre, serious and even melancholy reflections on life during wartime, even an on-stage knife-fight in the first act finale. 2 CDs. No libretto. Gerhard Ernst (baritone), Sieglinde Feldhofer (soprano), Yevgeni Tauntsov, Wolfgang Gerold (tenors), Chorus of the Lehár Festival Bad Ischl, Franz Lehár Orchestra; Marius Burkert.