Alberto Franchetti

Germania, opera

    Description by Anne Feeney

    The opera Germania , one of Franchetti's later ones, was a major popular success at its premiere, but has rarely been performed since the early years of the 20th century. Today it survives mostly due to Enrico Caruso's recordings of two arias, made late in 1902, the rousing "Studenti!" and this, in which the unknowing Federico first tenderly and then passionately assures Ricke of his love. As in most Italian operas around the turn of the century, the line between aria and recitative is blurred, m arked mostly by the slightly stronger melody of the aria proper (compare to Marcello's Musetta...Testa adorata from Leoncvallo's La Boheme or Adriana's opening aria from Adriana Lecouvreur dating from the same year as Germania. .)

    Appears On

    Year Title Label Catalog #
    2009 EMI Classics / EMI Music Distribution 5099922895622
    2008 Historic Recordings 89694
    2008 EMI Classics 12969
    2008 Symposium 1370
    2007 MSM Records / Traditions Alive 0002
    2005 Nimbus 7924
    2004 Gala Records 100.732
    2004 RCA Red Seal 60396
    2004 Naxos 8101201
    2004 Naxos 8110753
    2003 Preiser Records 89568
    2002 Fono Enterprise 1048
    2001 Fono Enterprise 1027
    2001 Preiser Records 89513
    2001 Preiser Records 89542
    2001 Nimbus 7900
    2001 Naxos 110720
    2001 Erato 80022
    2000 Bongiovanni 1158
    2000 Naxos 110703
    1999 Pearl 9924
    1999 IDIS 301/2
    1999 Pearl 9159
    1999 Pearl 9226
    1999 BMG 74321634692
    1999 Preiser Records 89173
    1999 Preiser Records 89182
    1999 Nimbus 7897
    1999 Symposium SYMCD1235
    1999 EMI Classics 67006
    1999 Erato 3984273172
    1997 Symposium 1198
    1995 Preiser Records 89100
    1995 Preiser Records 89064
    1994 Bongiovanni 1076-2
    1994 Symposium 1111
    1994 Symposium 1168
    1993 Pearl EVC 1
    1993 Pearl 2
    1992 RCA 61243
    1990 EMI Music Distribution 61046
    1990 RCA Victor 60495
    Standing Room Only 818
    Vocal Archives 1110
    Naxos 8558131-34
    Bescol 535
    Enterprise 1110
    Grammofono 2000 78542
    Fono Enterprise 048
    Bongiovanni 1076
    Symposium 1321
    Rodolphe 325
    Vocal Archives 2107