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ALBERT LORTZING  

(1801 - 1851)

Lortzing, born in Berlin in 1801, had early stage experience as an actor and singer, with his parents, who had turned their amateur theatrical experience to good use when the family leather business declined. He enjoyed success as a composer of opera, but was less effective as a conductor, and suffered considerable financial hardship, partially alleviated by final appointment, in 1850, to a minor Berlin theatre specialising in farces and plays for which he provided the music.

Operas

Lortzing's opera Zar und Zimmermann (Tsar and Carpenter), based on an episode in the life of Peter the Great of Russia and written in 1837, retains a place in general international repertoire. Others include Undine, a magic opera based on the well known story of the water-sprite and her love for a mortal, Der Wildschütz and Der Waffenschmied.

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Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
Ballet Music (Viennese) - LORTZING, A. / HELLMESBERGER, J. / BAYER, J. (Vienna Symphony, Loibner) (1953) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80898
Orchestral
Choral Music - BORTNIANSKY, D. / SCHUBERT, F. / BRUCKNER, A. / BRUCH, M. / MENDELSSOHN, Felix / SILCHER, F. / RHEINBERGER, J.G. Capriccio
C67136-38
Opera
Choral Music (100 Masterpieces) Capriccio
C49565
Opera
CLASSIC MOODS - MOZART, W.A. / HANDEL, G.F. / DONIZETTI, G. / PUCCINI, G. / BELLINI, V. / PONCHIELLI, A. / TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I. / LORTZING, A. Capriccio
C18418
Opera
CULT OPERA OF THE 1970s (Hamburg State Opera, 1967-1971) (NTSC) (11 DVD set) Arthaus Musik
101261
Opera DVD
German Operatic Choruses Naxos
8.550507
Opera
GERMAN ROMANTIC OVERTURES Naxos
8.550146
Orchestral
Great Singers Live (6 CD Box Set) BR-Klassik
900309
Opera
Great Singers Live: Popp, Lucia BR-Klassik
900306
Opera
Great Singers Live: Prey, Hermann BR-Klassik
900307
Opera
LORTZING, A.: Undine [Opera] (Krause) Capriccio
C51195
Opera
LORTZING: Zar und Zimmermann (Gunter, Pfeifle) (1952) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80012-13
Opera
LORTZING: Zar und Zimmermann (Hamburg State Opera studio production, 1969) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
101269
Opera DVD
OPERA NIGHT (Opera Cologne, 2005) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
101105
Classical Concert, Opera DVD
SCHUMANN, Elisabeth: Early Recordings (1915-1923) Naxos Historical
8.111098
Opera
Vocal Recital: Hawlata, Franz - LORTZING, A. / WEBER, C.M. von / CORNELIUS, P. / SCHUBERT, F. / NESSLER, V. / FLOTOW, F. von / BRUCH, M. Capriccio
C10781
Opera
Vocal Recital: Prey, Hermann - LINCKE, P. / KOLLO, W. / GILBERT, J. / KUNNEKE, E. / TEICH, O. / SIEG, F. (Ich sing mein schonstes Lied) Capriccio
C10289
Vocal
Role: Lyricist 
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