Concert will begin at 16:30 hours GMT
Zemlinsky's 'Der Zwerg' with Sigmundsson, Cesaroni, Bezsmertna and Dixon from Bucharest
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.