ZUMSTEEG Die Geisterinsel (Opera in 3 acts) Falko Honisch, Christiane Karg, Benjamin Hulett, Sophie Harmsen, Patrick Pobeschin, Christian Immler, Kammerchor & Hofkapelle Stuttgart / Frieder Bernius. Carus 3cds

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Zumsteeg Die Geisterinsel Opera In Stuttgart F Bernius Carus 3Cds

JOHANN RUDOLPH ZUMSTEEG Die Geisterinsel. Oper in drei Akten

after “The Tempest” von William Shakespeare

Falko Hönisch, Bariton (Prospero)

Christiane Karg, Sopran (Miranda)

Benjamin Hulett, Tenor (Fernando)

Sophie Harmsen, Mezzosopran (Fabio)

Patrick Pobeschin, Bariton (Oronzio)

Christian Immler, Bariton (Stefano)

Andrea Lauren Brown, Sopran (Ariel)

Christian Feichtmair, Bariton (Caliban)

Kammerchor Stuttgart

Hofkapelle Stuttgart

Frieder Bernius

Frieder Bernius, the almost notorious treasure hunter, has once again made a new discovery: With Die Geisterinsel, by the Hofkapellmeister of Württemberg, Johann Rudolph Zumsteeg (1760–1802), which was first performed in Stuttgart in 1798, Bernius has rescued a true gem from oblivion. The opera in three acts, based on Shakespeare’s comedy The Tempest, was immensely successful in its day. No wonder, for this piece, with a close affinity to Mozart’s Magic Flute, possessed all of the elements which a great Singspiel had to offer at that time: large ensemble numbers, effective arias, original choruses rich in contrast, as well as extended finales. Most conspicuous is the varied instrumentation of the score, which has especially grateful solo roles in store for the woodwinds. With this recording not only is our fragmentary view of opera of the early romantic period broadened, but a very inventive composer has been rediscovered. It was not for nothing that some of his contemporaries effusively celebrated Zumsteeg as the “Swabian Mozart.”

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