Franz Schreker – Die Gezeichneten “The Stigmatized” (Opera in 3 Acts)

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“Our times are full of strange things.” With these words the beautiful Carlotta Nardi begins her seduction of the hunchback Alviano Salvago in the second act of Franz Schreker’s 1915 opera, Die Gezeichneten (The Stigmatized). It is a scene of tender intimacies and unsettling revelations, of veiled allusions and naked truths – and all couched in music of a supple lyric beauty that has few equals in operatic literature. This complete performance is from the LA Opera’s 2010 production of Schreker’s haunting masterpiece, starring an international cast of singers, conducted by LA Opera Music Director, James Conlon. With complete libretto in German and English, and annotation by Christopher Hailey.

Review at The Guardian

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Los Angeles Opera, James Conlon, conductor;

Anja Kampe,
Robert Brubaker,
Martin Gantner,
James Johnson,
Wolfgang Schöne;
LA Opera Orchestra and Chorus
BRIDGE 9400A/C