SACD/6.200006 – King and Marshal
Teit Kanstrup, Morten Staugaard, Johan Reuter, Peter Lodahl, Sine Bundgaard, Michael Schønwandt, Sofie Elkjær Jensen, Royal Danish Orchestra, Royal Danish Opera Choir
This is a story about a struggle for power in old Denmark, and a magnificent opera about events which led to the murder of King Erik Clipping in 1286. To present this dramatic episode from Danish history, a power play rooted in love, jealousy and honour, Heise composed gripping music with a razor-sharp dramatic sense and great lyrical beauty. It is Danish romance at its most powerful and immediate.