Wolf-Ferrari


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Wolf-Ferrari

(Italian ˈvɔlfferˈraːri)
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(Biography) Ermanno (erˈmanno). 1876–1948, Italian composer born of a German father, in Germany from 1909. His works, mainly in a lyrical style, include operas, such as The Jewels of the Madonna (1911) and Susanna's Secret (1909)
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Performances tourists can view include Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini from June 15 to 22, Un Ballo in Maschera by Giuseppe Verdi on June 29, The RoyalBallet School on July 6, and the double bill Il Segreto di Susanna and Iolanta by Wolf-Ferrari and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky on August 3.
A double-bill of two comic one-acts, the first by Donizetti, the second by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, March 9,12,14,17, 20 and 23 at the Sarasota Opera House.
[Official promo image for the event, November 27, 2017 -- CairoOperaHouse Facebook] "Susanna's Secret" or "Il segreto di Susanna" is a one-act intermezzo first performed in 1909 by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari. It is a romantic comedy about a married couple's misunderstanding when the husband smells smoke on his wife's clothes and fears she's been with another man, though the truth is stranger and funnier than he could have guessed.
Among other concertos, we can look forward to the Beethoven with violinist James Ehnes, and the UK premiere of the Violin Concerto by Wolf-Ferrari (the Venetian composer best known for his operas Susanna's Secret, and Jewels of the Madonna); soloist here is Francesca Dego, and Daniele Rustioni conducts.
He also sang Alfred in Die Fledermaus, Don Jose in Carmen, Filiperto in Wolf-Ferrari's I quatro rusteghi, Alfredo in La traviata, among other roles that I did not hear.
The production is the fifth collaboration between the RLPO and the European Opera Centre since 2006, with previous performances including Wolf-Ferrari's Il Segreto di Susanna (Susanna's Secret) and Mendelssohn's Die Hochzeit des Camacho (The Wedding of Camacho).
Wolf-Ferrari composed another set of rispetti, opus 12--also lovely.
And Petrenko has another opera, Wolf-Ferrari's School for Fathers, in cahoots with the European Opera Centre, and Shostakovich symphonies including No 7 the Leningrad, forming part of the ongoing recording project for Naxos records.
In Chapter Three, "The NBC Repertory," Frank breaks down the concert programs by composer, from Kurt Atterberg to Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari. He categorizes each piece in terms of availability of recordings--"Unissued Repertory," "Unofficially Issued Repertory" and "Officially Issued Repertory"--and critiques performances from all categories.
Wolf-Ferrari: Sinfonia da camera; Strauss: Kaiser Waltz (arr.
The viola d'amore received compositions by Paul Hindemith (who also performed on the instrument), Hans Pfitzner, Frank Martin, Cyril Scott, Matyas Seiber, and numerous others, including Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, whose duo for viola d'amore and gamba (op.
A minor comic one-act piece, Wolf-Ferrari's Susanna's Secret, the only joke in which is that the heroine smokes, and Puccini's little verismo shocker Il Tabarro, in which a struck match misunderstood leads to a bargee's murder of his wife's lover, are yoked to Carmen (because of the Seville cigarette factory) in this chapter, as if the smoking element could possibly give any one of these works an interesting bearing on either of the others.