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Stephan: Die Ersten Menschen - Donnie Ray Albert (baritone); Franz Hawlata (bass); Nancy Gustafson (soprano); Sarah Nemtanu (violin);...
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If even the best-informed opera lover is not aware of Rudi Stephan's Die Ersten Menschen, there's a good reason for it, and it has nothing to do with the music. The libretto, based on the "erotic mystery" by Otto Borngräber, merges religiosity with sexuality to an extent that would have made Gabriele D'Annunzio blanch. The plot concerns the twisted dynamics of the Original Family: Adam, Eve, Cain, and Abel. Eve is depicted as a nymphomaniac who spends the entire opera in a frenzy of unfulfilled lust, and Adam as her passive ...

Stephan: Die Ersten Menschen 2007, Naïve

UPC: 822186050286