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Weber: Euryanthe - Harald Neukirch (tenor); Jessye Norman (soprano); Nicolai Gedda (tenor); Renate Krahmer (soprano);...
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  1. Euryanthe, opera, J. 291, (Op. 81)
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Following the success of Der Freischütz in 1821, Weber determined to break with the singspiel tradition and write a grand romantic opera without spoken dialogue. The libretto he settled on for the project, by Helmina von Chézy, was dramatically weak, and Weber further undermined it by insisting on the addition of a supernatural element. As a result, the opera has never been a huge, popular success, which is a shame since it contains some of Weber's finest work, a wealth of impassioned, noble, dramatic, and vocally ...

Weber: Euryanthe 1994, Berlin Classics

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