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LIVE RECORDING FROM THE STADTTHEATER KLAGENFURT, 2010

Fohi, Lord of the castle STEFAN CERNY
Zulma, his daughter ÇIGDEM SOYARSLAN
Zamti, Chinese general LEONARDO GALEAZZI
Koukourgi, his son DANIEL PROHASKA
Phaor, Koukourgi’s servant PETER EDELMANN
Amazan, orphan JOHANNES CHUM
Sécuro, his teacher DANIEL BELCHER

KÄRNTNER SINFONIEORCHESTER

Conducted by PETER MARSCHIK
Stage Directed by JOSEF E. KÖPPLINGER

Thanks to the new Cherubini Edition, the composer’s unknown comic opera Koukourgi was staged for the first time in celebration of his 250th anniversary 2010. The premiere production of Luigi Cherubini‘s opera Koukourgi at the Klagenfurt Stadttheater revealed a work that combines a tale from
ancient China with the sensibility of the French Revolutionary times of its composition. The three act opera sees a young Chinese man battling for the hand of his sweetheart against the Tartar mandarin Koukourgi, the not unlikeable anti-hero described as a large pumpkin. The turmoil in Paris led to Cherubini’s librettist Honoré-Nicolas-Marie Duveyrier being imprisoned in the Bastille and fl eeing to
Denmark. The opera was left with the fi nale incomplete and has remained unperformed for over two centuries. Koukourgi’s finale was completed by Heiko Cullman and the new performing edition has allowed the opera to reclaim its rightful place on the stage.

Running Time: 115 mins
FSK: 0
Barcode: 807280163896
Catalogue No: 101 638
Region Code: 0
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