A native of St. Petersburg, Ingeborn von Bronsart studied with Liszt in Weimar, her striking appearance earning her the nickname ‘Ingeborg die Schone’. Goethe’s libretto for Jery und Bately is a charming and bucolic tale of unrequited romance between a pretty Swiss milkmaid and an eligible bachelor who are ultimately brought together by some farcical matchmaking. Bronsart brings life to this story with exquisite music, from an exciting overture through an uninterrupted evolution in melody and harmony to a spine-tingling finale, delivering a Singspiel that helped establish her reputation as a successful composer for the stage.
Gramophone Magazine November 2020
Bronsart’s score has echoes of early Weber or Mendelssohn...Light soprano Caroline Bruker is an attractive Bätely.