OP1611. LODOLETTA (Mascagni), w.Rosenkrans Cond. Hungarian State Ensemble; Maria Spacagna, Péter Kelen, Laszlo Polgar, etc. (Hungary) 2-Hungaroton 31307/08, w.39pp. Libretto-Brochure in Italian & English. Long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 5991813130723
“Charles Rosekrans noted conductor of opera, symphony, ballet, chamber music, and musical theatre, had lived in Houston since 1956, when he was invited by Houston Grand Opera's founding music director, Walter Herbert, to become associate conductor and chorus master. On Herbert's retirement, Charles was named music director of Houston Grand Opera and spent a total of 17 years with the company. He was the founder of the Houston Chamber Orchestra, and also served as music director of Charlotte Opera (now Opera Carolina) for 25 years. He was a frequent guest conductor for San Francisco Spring Opera, Chautauqua Opera, San Diego Opera, Edmonton Opera, Southern Alberta Opera, Brevard Music Center, Portland Opera, Shreveport Opera, and Knoxville Civic Opera. In addition he was founder and conductor for Westchester Hudson Opera. At Houston Grand Opera, he conducted the world premiere of Thomas Pasatieri's THE SEAGULL and the first American professional production of Ralph Vaughan Williams' HUGH THE DROVER. His recordings include a number of world premieres, including Cilea's L'ARLESIANA and Mascagni's LODOLETTA, as well as the first recording of Puccini's complete MADAMA BUTTERFLY in all of its different versions.”
- San Francisco Chronicle, 13 Sept., 2009.