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Wolfgang Rihm (1952-)

Information about the composer Wolfgang Rihm and his operas.

A prolific German composer.


Die Eroberung von Mexico (The Conquest of Mexico)

A symbolic representation of the Spanish conquest of the Aztecs.

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Metzmacher/Salter/Behle (CPO 999 185-2)

999 185-2

A recording of the opera's premiere.

Hamburg State Opera Chorus, Hamburg State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Ingo Metzmacher, 1992.

Cast: Richard Salter (Cortez), Renate Behle (Montezuma).

CPO 999 185-2