Proserpin (Kraus)

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Proserpin is a Swedish-language opera by Joseph Martin Kraus to a libretto by the poet Johan Henrik Kellgren following a plot drafted by Gustav III himself from Philippe Quinault's Proserpine. The opera was premiered at Ulriksdal Palace on 6 June 1781. The opera was revived at the Drottningholm Theatre in 1981 [1] The opera was performed with a new German libretto at the Schwetzingen Festival in 2006.


  • Stephen Smith (tenor), Anna Eklund-Tarantino (soprano), Jan Stromberg (tenor), Hillevi Martinpelto (soprano), Johan Christensson (tenor), Lars Arvidson (bass), Susanne Ryden (soprano), Peter Mattei (baritone) Stockholm Chamber Choir, Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, cond. Mark Tatlow. Musica Sveciae 2CD


  1. ^ The Hutchinson Concise Dictionary of Music - Page 346 1135950180 Barrie Jones - 2014 His opera Proserpina 1781 was revived at the Drottningholm Theatre, near Stockholm, in 1981
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