Lohengrin

Napoleone Annovazzi
Dublin Grand Opera Society Chorus and Orchestra
Date/Location
December 1983
Gaiety Theatre Dublin
Recording Type
  live  studio
  live compilation  live and studio
Cast
Heinrich der VoglerAurio Tomicich
LohengrinRuggero Orofino
Elsa von BrabantTiziana Sojat
Friedrich von TelramudAntonín Švorc
OrtrudPauline Tinsley
Der Heerrufer des KönigsBrian Donlan
Vier brabantische Edle?
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The season ended with a heavy-handed Lohengrin. The grim, skeletal sets and static production did little to realize the pace and growing excitement of the score. Napoleone Annovazzi seemed in no hurry, savouring every Italianate phrase, but this did little to build climaxes or keep the pace going. Titziana Sojat (Elsa) has a lovely, creamy voice but had no opportunity to act, and Ruggero Orofino handled the title-role smoothly. Only Pauline Tinsley injected any real emotion in her sterling Ortrud, even putting up with the producer’s strange decision to stick her prominently down-stage for the whole of Act 1.

IAN FOX | April 1984

Rating
(4/10)
User Rating
(2/5)
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Technical Specifications
192 kbit/s CBR, 44.1 kHz, 268 MByte (MP3)
Remarks
A production by Mladen Sablic
Possible dates: 4, 5, 7, 9, 10 december 1983