Leonora (L’amore coniugale)
Ursula Koszut (Soprano), Giorgio Tadeo (Bass), Norbert Orth (Tenor), John Van Kesteren (Tenor), Edita Gruberova (Soprano), Wolfgang Brendel (Baritone), Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor)
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Ferdinando Paer (1 July 1771 – 3 May 1839) was an Italian composer of Austrian descent known for his operas and oratorios. Using the same subject matter as Beethoven did for his ‘Fidelio’, Paer’s opera is called ‘Leonora’ and received its world premiere recording under Peter Maag for Decca with a star-studded cast that included Siegfried Jersualem and Edita Gruberová. Here, it receives its first release on CD. The score was discovered by Maag in Parma, Paer’s birthplace. Eloquence has been systematically releasing the recorded repertoire of Peter Maag and this is an important step in that journey.