Episode 195: 17195 Marschner: Der Vampyr
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Oct. 30, 2021 - We discovered (thanks to a listener) that the opera was incomplete. We uploaded a COMPLETE version today.
Der Vampyr (The Vampire) is a Romantic opera in two acts by Heinrich Marschner. The German libretto by Wilhelm August Wohlbrück (Marschner's brother-in-law) is based on the play Der Vampir oder die Totenbraut (1821) by Heinrich Ludwig Ritter, which itself was based on the short story The Vampyre (1819) by John Polidori. The first performance took place on 29 March 1828 in Leipzig, where it was a hit.
For a complete synopsis, please visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Der_Vampyr
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