R Strauss - Ariadne auf Naxos (DVD) | Opus Arte OA1135D

R Strauss - Ariadne auf Naxos (DVD)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OA1135D

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 30th June 2014

Contents

Artists

Soile Isokoski
Kate Lindsey
Laura Claycomb
Sergey Skorokhodov
Thomas Allen
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Vladimir Jurowski

Works

Strauss, Richard

Ariadne auf Naxos, op.60

Artists

Soile Isokoski
Kate Lindsey
Laura Claycomb
Sergey Skorokhodov
Thomas Allen
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Vladimir Jurowski

About

Director Katharina Thoma sets Richard Strauss’s comedy in a country house in the South Downs (a surrogate for Glyndebourne), immediately before and during the Second World War. Hofmannsthals’ conceit – that a hapless young composer has to accept the simultaneous performance of his new tragic opera with a burlesque from a commedia dell’arte troupe - is turned into a touching wartime drama of nurses, invalids, airmen – and of painful delusions and soul-searching, before final happiness.

Cast:
- Ariadne: Soile Isokoski
- Composer: Kate Lindsey
- Zerbinetta: Laura Claycomb
- Bacchus: Sergey Skorokhodov
- Music Master: Thomas Allen

Director: Katharina Thoma

Recorded live at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Lewes, March 2013

"Everything fits superbly and the production captures the fragility of happiness and the undertow of melancholy better than any I can remember." - The Evening Standard

"Conductor Vladimir Jurowski ends his 13-year reign as music director by drawing sumptuous Straussian playing from the London Philharmonic Orchestra. In 40 years of watching Ariadne, the opera has never moved me more." - The Daily Mail

"...a terrific evening of onstage entertainment and a thought-provoking take on a work that is 100 years young. For any Strauss lover ... an absolute must." - www.MuscialCriticism.com

Running time: 128 minutes
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/KO
Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

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