Don John of Austria : Australia's first opera / Isaac Nathan ; arranged by Sir Charles Mackerras.
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||Don John of Austria for opera
Recorded/performed at: City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney, on 18 Oct 07.
|Isaac Nathan||Sydney Symphony, Cheryl Baker, Steve Davislim, Grant Doyle, Sally-Anne Russell, Paul Whelan, Alex Briger||2 hours, 9 mins, 38 sec.|
Celebrate Australia's rich cultural heritage with this recent recording of Australia's very first Opera, Don John of Austria, first performed in 1847. To modern ears, the name Don John may sound unfamiliar, however perhaps other characters in the opera are better known: such as the Roman Holy Emperor Charles V and Phillip II of Spain and his son (consequently the husband of Bloody Mary). The intertwined themes of religious persecution and the love story between Donna Agnes and Don John guarantee exciting drama throughout.
Duration: 130 min.
Liner notes include synopsis and program note.
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