Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809–1847) Die Hochzeit des Camacho MWV L 5
Opera in 2 Acts edited by Clive Brown [solos,choir,orch] Text: Carl von Lichtenstein and Friedrich Voigts
solos: SSTTTBarBBB - choir: SATTBB - 22.214.171.124. - 126.96.36.199. - timp.perc - str<br>stage music: 2ob2clar2bsn2hn2trp
World première: Liverpool, April 9, 2011
After Der Onkel aus Boston and Soldatenliebschaft, Breitkopf now offers a new performance material to Hochzeit des Camacho (Camachos Wedding) as well, which makes a further opera of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy available for the stage again. The highly anticipated premiere by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under Vasily Petrenko at the European Opera Centre on 9 April 2011 should provide ample proof that the 15-year-old composer had a fine sense of stage effectiveness in addition to musical precocity. This is particularly noticeable in the final version of 1828, which Mendelssohn ultimately left behind after two fundamental revisions and without ever being able to hear a performance or see the work in print (save for the piano-vocal score).