Holzbauer: The Death of Dido (Bernius)

Ignaz Holzbauer

Death of Dido

Singspiel in one act


In his penultimate opera Tod der Dido [The Death of Dido] (1779), Ignaz Holzbauer (1711-1783) presented himself not only as a master of fine musical word interpretation, but also as an imaginative music dramatist. While the original Italian version underlined his position as one of the leading opera composers of the time, the German version which he wrote a year later additionally emphasizes his position as a pioneer of the German National Opera. Frieder Bernius therefore chose this version for a production performed at the Schwetzingen Festival in 1997, which is now being released on CD for the first time.


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Frieder Bernius Personal details

Soloist - soprano

Sandrine Piau Personal details

Soloist - alto

Carmen Fuggiss Personal details

Soloist - tenor

Markus Schäfer Personal details

Soloist - baritone

Thomas Mohr Personal details


Barockorchester Stuttgart Personal details


Kammerchor Stuttgart Personal details


Ignaz Holzbauer Personal details


... The Stuttgart Baroque Orchestra makes pungent sounds and remains consistently in tune. ... Holzbauer would surely be pleased to know that his important and imaginative oneact German serious opera is now available for all the world to hear and study.
Locke, American Record Guide, January/February 2019


On apprécie sa concision, et on salue l’interprétation, la puissance de Thomas Mohr et les vocalises de Carmen Fuggiss, sans oublier San-drine Piau. Une découverte inatten-due et fort intéressante.
Marc Vignal, Classica, Februar 2019


Frieder Berniusconduit l’action avec un mélangede feu et de finesse très réactif aux enjeux de l’écriture.
Jean-Philippe Grosperrin, Diapason, November 2018


Am Pult des Barockorchesters Stuttgart lässt es Frieder Bernius mit viel hörbarer Leidenschaft und Stilkenntnis funkeln.
Benjamin Künzel, klassik.com, 30.10.2018


Orkesteret spelar flott, og den franske sopranen Sandrine Piau er god som Dido.
Dag og Tid, 28.09.2018


Mit dem Barockorchester sorgt Frieder Bernius ... für Klarheit und packende dramatische Akzente ... mit so feiner, sicherer Hand, dass ein konzentriertes Zuhören unbedingt lohnt.
Stuttgarter Zeitung, 19.06.2018

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