Gala Unter Den Linden Staatskapelle Berlin

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Album-Release:
1987

HRA-Release:
24.02.2017

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  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Le Nozze Di Figaro, K.492:
  • 1Overture04:03
  • 2Ach, Ich Weiß Ja Nicht Mehr, Was Ich Tue02:51
  • 3Nun vergiss leises Flehn, süßes Kosen03:47
  • Die Zauberflöte, K.620:
  • 4Die Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen03:03
  • 5In diesen heil'gen Hallen03:53
  • Così fan tutte, K.588:
  • 6Un aura Amorosa04:41
  • 7Non v'è più tempo, amici/di scrivermi ogni Giorno03:06
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Fidelio, Op. 72:
  • 8O welche Lust, in freier Luft den Atem leicht zu Heben06:52
  • 9Ha! Welch' ein Augenblick03:14
  • Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Der Freischütz, Op. 77:
  • 10Und ob die Wolke sie Verhülle05:04
  • 11Was gleicht wohl auf Erden dem Jägervergnügen02:37
  • Otto Nicolai (1810-1849): Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor:
  • 12Wohl denn! Gefasst ist der Entschluss07:24
  • 13O süßer Mond03:48
  • Richard Wagner (1813-1883): Tannhäuser, WWV 70:
  • 14Dich, teure Halle, grüß' ich wieder03:22
  • 15Wie Todesahnung/O du mein holder Abendstern05:04
  • Lohengrin, WWV 75:
  • 16In fernem Land, unnahbar euren Schritten05:06
  • Die Walküre, WWV 86B:
  • 17Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond03:04
  • Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, WWV 96:
  • 18Wie duftet doch der Flieder so mild06:20
  • 19Wach auf! Es nahet gen den Tag02:02
  • Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59:
  • 20Da lieg' ich11:11
  • 21Marie Theres'/Hab mir's gelobt/Ist ein Traum, kann nicht wirklich sein11:53
  • Total Runtime01:42:25

Info for Gala Unter Den Linden



An artistically exhibition of the Berlin State Opera: By May 2, 1945, Berlin had fallen to the Red Army. The city lay in ruins, its transport network had been crippled and all the theaters and museums had been either destroyed or at least severely damaged. The Berlin State Opera no longer existed. Seemingly lost forever, the beautiful opera house on Unter den Linden was proudly described by its architect Hans Georg Wenceslaus von Knobelsdorff in 1742 as “like a magnificent palace, detached on all sides,” a novelty in Europe at the time, “and there is easily enough room around its exterior to accommodate a thousand carriages... The theatre is one of the longest and widest in the world. The boxes are so spacious and comfortable that they resemble fully appointed rooms and yet they offer an unrestricted view of the arena all round.”

Major General Nikolai Berzarin, the first military governor of Berlin, gave the following order just two weeks after the city surrendered: “Performances must immediately be resumed.” He instructed Heinz Tietjen, the long-standing general director of all the Prussian state theaters, to take over the management of all the opera houses in Berlin and immediately start preparing for their reopening.

After the reopening and reconstruction of the opera house (under difficult circumstances) the building of the Berlin Wall in 1961 was the next watershed. The wall divided not only the city but also the cultural interests of both West and East Berlin. All the more astonishing is the sterling artistically quality of the Berlin State Opera later in the 1980s.

During the 1980s the Berlin State Opera had developed an extensive repertoire. The hereby presented compilation of works was released as vinyl at the ETERNA label in 1987. This release brilliantly reflects the remarkable prowess of the State Opera and is a historical reference of the time just before the fall of the Berlin Wall and the beginning of an even artistically new era. Arias, choral pieces and overtures from operatic works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Carl Maria von Weber, Otto Nikolai, Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss.

Staatskapelle Berlin
Otmar Suitner, conductor
Heinz Fricke, conductor
Siegfried Kurz, conductor
Artur Apelt, conductor

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