Die Schöne Galathée

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Title: Die Schöne Galathée
Otros títulos: La Bella Galatea
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Franz von Suppé; Andrea Bogner; Hans-Jürg Rickenbacher; Juliane Heyn; Michael Kupfer; Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie; Thomas Eitler; Chor Des Theater der Stadt Koblenz
Código CDU: Suppe.02
Forma Musical: Opera
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 reserve ...


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