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Title: Fatinitza
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Franz von Suppé; Steven Scheschareg; Zora Antonic; Christian Bauer; Stephanie Houtzeel; Bernhard Adler; Chor des Lehár Festivals Bad Ischl; Franz-Lehár Orchester; Vinzenz Praxmarer
Código CDU: Suppe.03
Forma Musical: Operas
Abstract: Composer Franz von Suppé—in full, Francesco Ezechiele Ermenegildo, Cavaliere Suppé-Demelli—was the leading light of Austrian operetta in the middle and late nineteenth century, enjoying a success that rivaled that of Frenchman Jacques Offenbach. Suppé's pedigree perhaps hinted at his promise as a composer of stage works: He was a distant relative to Italian opera luminary Gaetano Donizetti, who took an active hand in Suppé's education when the budding composer's talent became evident. Suppé was born in Spalato, Dalmatia (now Split, Croatia); his parents, who discouraged his musical career, were Austrians of Belgian extraction. Though he demonstrated compositional aptitude at a young age—by the age of 13 he had written a Mass—Suppé studied law in Italy. After his father's death, however, he returned to Austria with his mother and made several return visits to Italy, probably resulting from his contact with Donizetti. Steeped in the music of Rossini and Verdi, he brought a lifetime's ...


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