Christiane Libor, Laura Scherwitzl, Nikolaï Schukoff, Ralf Simon, Münchner Rundfunkorchester & Ulf Schirmer - Lehár: Giuditta (Live)
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 142:25 min | 758
Label: CPO | Tracks: 42 | Rls.date: 2017
As in other later works by Lehár, Giuditta eliminates the happy ending otherwise typical of the entertaining genre of the operetta: here Lehár and his librettists endeavoured to weave elements of the grand opera into the operetta. In 1910 the composer himself had predicted 'that between the opera and the operetta, as far as artistic quality is concerned, there will soon be no more dividing wall.' In Giuditta, in keeping with the occasion, the Lehár melody wears orchestral attire that is splendid and almost pompous.