Friday, September 21, 2012

Sergio Mims: Reri Grist in Strauss' 'Die schweigsame Frau'

[Reri Grist]

Sergio Mims writes:

I know you and and your readers will be interested in this.  You just never know what you'll find on YouTube. 

I came across today, by coincidence, this complete performance of Richard Strauss 1935 rarely performed or heard  comic opera Die Schweigsame Frau (the Silent Woman) with the great soprano Reri Grist singing the lead role of Aminta.

It was taped in 1972 at the Bavarian State Opera - Wolfgang Sawallisch conducting.

Here's the cast:

Sir Morosus: Kurt Moll
Seine Haushälterin: Martha Mödl
Der Barbier: Barry McDaniel
Henry, Neffe des Sir Morosus: Donald Grobe
Aminta, seine Frau: Reri Grist
Vanuzzi, Direktor der Operntruppe: Benno Kusche
Isotta: Lotte Schädle
Carlotta: Glenys Loulis
Morbio: Albrecht Peter
Farfallo: Max Proebstl

And here's the link to see it

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