15th September

Concert will begin at 16:30 hours GMT

Zemlinsky's 'Der Zwerg' with Sigmundsson, Cesaroni, Bezsmertna and Dixon from Bucharest

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George Enescu International Festival. Zemlinsky's 'Der Zwerg' is an opera in one act to a libretto by Georg C. Klaren, freely adapted from the short story 'The Birthday of the Infanta' by Oscar Wilde. A sultan has sent a dwarf as a present to the Infanta (Spanish princess) Donna Clara on her birthday. The dwarf is unaware of his physical deformity and becomes infatuated with the Infanta. He sings her a love song and imagines himself her brave knight.

Performers: Lucia Cesaroni, soprano, Olga Bezsmertna, soprano, Kristinn Sigmundsson, bass, Rodrick Dixon, tenor, Alisa Jordheim, soprano, Hagar Sharvit, soprano, Margaret Plummer, alto.

Romanian Radio Academic Choir and National Orchestra. Conductor: Oleg Caetani.


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