Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Information about the composer Franz Schubert and his operas.
An Austrian composer who wrote almost 1000 works,
Schubert's only successful opera.
The opera is about the adventures of the knight Fierrabras and his conversion to Christianity..
Recommended recordings on CD
Abbado/Protschka/Mattila (Deutsche Grammophon 459 503-2)
Briskly conducted, and good sound.
Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conducted by Claudio Abbado.
Cast: Josef Protschka (Fierrabras), Karita Mattila (Emma), Robert Gambill (Eginhard).
Deutsche Grammophon 459 503-2