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Double CD with Villem Kapp’s opera “Lembitu”

On Septmeber 17, double CD with the recording of Villem Kapp’s opera Lembitu will be released by Estonian National Opera in cooperation with Estonian Record Productions. Recording from 1960ies was restored ny Jüri Kruus. The main part is sung by Tiit Kuusik, in other roles there are Georg Ots, Teo Maiste, Aino Külvand a.o. Theatre Estonia soloists, chorus and orchestra was conducted by Kirill Raudsepp.

Villem Kapp’s (1913–1964) opera Lembitu is based on Juhan Sütiste’s play Ristikoerad, bringing the heroic moments of the ancient Estonian fight for independence against the supremacy of German crusaders in the 13th century to contemporary opera stage. Lembitu was premiered in Theatre Estonian on August 23 in 1961.

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