Sieglinde Feldhofer, Alexander Kaimbacher - Heuberger: Der Opernball (2018)
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 414 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 25 | Time: 85:32 min
In Richard Heubergers Der Opernball, its Carnival time, and Paul Aubier and his wife Angele are visiting Georges and Marguerite Dumenil in Paris. During their stay, Marguerite convinces Angele to test the fidelity of their husbands, and they decide to use the Paris Opera Ball as a venue for the experiment. When the husbands fall into their trap, the evening descends into utter chaos. This little operetta was being sung everywhere in 1898. In fact, it outlasted the Silver Era of the Operetta, and continued to be widely performed until Heubergers death in 1914. Music director Marius Burkert studied conducting in his native Vienna, then performed at the Graz Opera and Hanover State Opera.