Paria (opera)

Paria (the pariah) is an 1869 opera in three acts by Stanisław Moniuszko to a libretto by Jan Chęciński - the librettist of Straszny dwór - after the play Le paria (1821) by Casimir Delavigne.[1]

CastEdit

  • Idamor, head of the warrior caste - tenor
  • Ratef, his trustee - tenor
  • Akebar, high priest - bass
  • Neala, his daughter - soprano
  • Mirra, priestess - mezzo-soprano
  • Dżares, the pariah, Idamor's father - baritone
  • brahmins, priestesses, warriors, people

RecordingsEdit

  • Paria with Katarzyna Hołysz – Neala, Leszek Skrla – Dżares, Janusz Lewandowski – Akebar, Tomasz Kuk – Idamor, Andrzej Lampert – Ratef. Chór i Orkiestra Opery na Zamku w Szczecinie, cond. Warcisław Kunc 2CD, 2008, Dux 0686/7.
  • Paria (in Italian version), Katarzyna Hołysz (Neala), Robert Jezierski (Akebar), Yuri Gorodetski (Idamor), Szymon Komasa (Djares), Tomasz Warmijak (Ratef) Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra, Łukasz Borowicz 2CD 2019 Dux

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Franklin Mesa Opera: An Encyclopedia of World Premieres 2015 "Moniuszko's other operas include The Lottery (1846), The Rafsman (1858), The Haunted Manor (1865), Paria (1869),"