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Catarina Cornaro, Königin von Cypern (‘Catarina Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus’)locked

  • Horst Leuchtmann

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Grosse tragische Oper in four acts by Franz Paul Lachner to a libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges , translated by Alois Büssel; Munich, Hofoper, 3 December 1841.

The initial success within Germany of this, Lachner’s third opera, was due partly to his generally acknowledged good vocal style, but chiefly to the opera’s appearance of being in the same class as the great French operas of Meyerbeer, Halévy and Hérold. Lachner’s contemporaries felt the work, whose libretto was expressly imported from Paris (where it formed the basis of Halévy’s ...

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