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A night at the Roxburgh

Did someone ask Jungfer Marianne Leizmetzerin for a real operatic rarity? Well, you’ve got it: the early Meyerbeer “heroic melodrama” in bel canto style ma di Resburgo, starring Simone Kermes and Vivica Genaux.

Giacomo Meyerbeer: Emma di Resburgo

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Wiener Singakademie
Andreas Stoehr, conductor
Konzerthaus Wien
07 November 2010

Emma – Simone Kermes
Edemondo – Vivica Genaux
Etelia – Lena Belkina
Norcesto – Thomas Walker
Olfredo – Manfred Hemm
Donaldo – Martin Vanberg
Un araldo – Thomas Kneifel

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