CHRISTIAN LUDWIG BOXBERG (1670-1729): Sardanapalus.
Catalogue Number: 12Q013
Label: Pan Classics
Reference: PC 1035
Description: This rarity is the only surviving opera by a composer who quit the stage in 1702 and spent the rest of his career as an organist. First performed in 1696, it is also the oldest existing German-language opera from central Germany and is in the "mixed style" with German, French and, especially, Italian styles all evident. 3 CDs. German libretto. Jan Kobow (tenor), Rinnat Moriah (soprano), Theodora Baka (mezzo), Franz Vitzthum (countertenor), Markus Flaig (bass), United Continuo Ensemle; Bernhard Epstein.