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Genoveva
by Robert Schumann
Opera in Four Acts (Op. 81)

The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, has scheduled five performances of Genoveva:

July 28, 2006,  at 8:00PM
July 30 at 3:00PM
August 2, 4, and 5 at 8:00PM

 

On April 2, 2005, Emmanuel Music presented a concert performance of Schumann's Genoveva at Emmanuel Church, Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts.

Genoveva--Sarah Pelletier
Siegfried--James Maddalena
Golo--Frederick Urrey
Margaretha--Krista River
Hidulfus, Drago--David Kravitz
Balthazar--Paul Guttry
Cspar--Mark McSweeney

The Spectrum Singers, johr Ehrlich, Music Director
The Orchestra of Emmanuel Music

Craig Smith, conductor

Emmanuel Church was filled almost to capacity for the concert performance of
Genoveva.  The cast, chorus, and orchestra were all excellent.  The music is good, but never really memorable.  The music and drama were never boring, but at the same time never really presented anything especially moving.  The pleasure came from hearing good singers with pleasant voices sing pleasant music with good articulation of the text.  The opera is about an eighth-century German countess falsely accused of adultery while her husband is away fighting the Moors.
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