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Re: [ARSCLIST] Lieberman's Penelope

Hi, Steve,

What sources gave the 1964 date for the premiere?  According to OperaGrove,
the WP of Penelope took place at the Salzburg Festival on August 17, 1954,
conducted by George Szell.  If you Google "Liebermann & Penelope", you'll
turn up an Orfeo CD which clearly derives from that performance (and seems
to be in stock chez nearly every net opera CD dealer). 

Alas, none of my handy reference works gives any details of further


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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Lieberman's Penelope

I'm organizing some old tapes.

I find I have a performance of Liebermann's opera Penelope.  It includes
Birgit Nilsson in th tirle role, confirmed by the German announcement which
gives out about half-wayint the cast listing.   My notes say it is Rosbaud
with the NDR and the performance is before 1962.

According to consulted sources, the premiere was in 1964 with Goltz, Szell,
the Vienna Phil and a somewhat different cast.

Have I misdated a later performance?  Is this a preliminary version? Is the
announcement a phony?  What gives?

Steve Smolian

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