The Midsummer Marriage (Tippett)  (Pritchard;  Joan Sutherland, Richard Lewis, Edith Coates, Otakar Kraus) (2-Gala 100.524)
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The Midsummer Marriage (Tippett)  (Pritchard;  Joan Sutherland, Richard Lewis, Edith Coates, Otakar Kraus) (2-Gala 100.524)
OP0654. THE MIDSUMMER MARRIAGE (Tippett), Live Performance, 27 Jan., 1955 [World Premiere], w. John Pritchard Cond. Royal Opera House Ensemble; Joan Sutherland, Richard Lewis, Edith Coates, Otakar Kraus, Adele Leigh, Monica Sinclair, etc. (Germany) 2-Gala 100.524, w.Brochure. Very long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 8712177022649

CRITIC REVIEW:

“It’s a little-known fact that Joan Sutherland created the role of Jennifer in Michael Tippett’s masterpiece THE MIDSUMMER MARRIAGE at its World Premiere, Covent Garden, 27 Jan., 1955. However splendid the music, given the composer’s famously awkward style of vocal writing I’m not at all surprised that the soprano was not anxious to reprise the role in a studio recording. The opera itself came in for a good bit of ridicule too, but compared to Tippett’s later efforts this updating of THE MAGIC FLUTE is the very soul of normalcy.”

- David Hurwitz