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Album Release: Marc Albrecht's Glowing Rendition of Zemlinsky’s Eine florentinische Tragödie

Alexander von Zemlinsky's "Eine florentinische Tragödie" (1917) eagerly awaited album was released on 14 June 2024. Under the baton of Marc Albrecht, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra delivers a dazzling rendition of this tense, opulent score. The album features the talents of John Lundgren (Simone), Nikolai Schukoff (Guido Bardi) and Ausrine Stundyte (Bianca).

Zemlinsky’s opera, known for its dramatic narrative where a tenor and soprano's love is thwarted by a baritone, reaches new heights under Albrecht's direction. The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, celebrated for their late-Romantic repertoire and awarded the 2021 Opus Klassik for Zemlinsky’s "Die Seejungfrau", brings depth and brilliance to the recording. This album release is yet another highlight for the Dutch National Opera, recently crowned Opera House of the Year 2024 by Oper! Magazine.

With seasoned soloists and a world-class orchestra, this rendition of "Eine florentinische Tragödie" is set to captivate and impress classical music enthusiasts worldwide. You can listen to the album on all streaming platforms.