Liszt Lives – David Trippett Talks About Reconstructing Liszt’s Opera Sardanapalo

Liszt Lives – David Trippett Talks About Reconstructing Liszt’s Opera Sardanapalo

Once in a while, the music of the great masters has a renaissance with the discovery and reconstruction of a long forgotten score. Pianist, musicologist and writer Dr David Trippett is rebuilding the first act of Franz Liszt’s incomplete opera Sardanapalo. Liszt abandoned this score in 1851, which the Cambridge academic has painstakingly restored in…

Australian Tenor Features In Reconstruction of Liszt’s Forgotten Opera

Australian Tenor Features In Reconstruction of Liszt’s Forgotten Opera

Frozen in time through 170 years, a fragment of an opera by Franz Liszt, begun in 1849 and later abandoned, has been carefully reconstructed and prepared for performance by┬áDavid Trippett, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Music at the University of Cambridge. A documentary of the project, due for release in May 2017 features tenor…