R Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier (Blu-ray)
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Label: Opus Arte
Cat No: OABD7168D
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 1st June 2015
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Richard Strauss’s musically ravishing comic masterpiece is given a visual updating in director Richard Jones’s stylish and ‘gently subversive’ Glyndebourne staging, one which offers ‘a dreamlike distortion not just of Vienna’s 18th-century past, but also of everything we know about reality’ (Financial Times).
Created to mark the 150th centenary of the composer’s birth, the production is packed with energy and wit, its impeccable stagecraft by no means detracting from the first class singing which underpins, among others, Tara Erraught’s ‘touching’ (Guardian) performance as Octavian, Kate Royal’s ‘most graceful of Marschallins’ and Lars Woldt’s ‘pitch-perfect’ Baron Ochs (Sunday Telegraph).
Conductor Robin Ticciati brings clarity and detail to the score, infusing the music with spirit and humanity.
- Octavian: Tara Erraught
- The Marschallin: Kate Royal
- Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau: Lars Woldt
- Sophie: Teodora Gheorghiu
- Herr von Faninal: Michael Kraus
- Marianne Leitmetzerin: Miranda Keys
- Valzacchi: Christopher Gillett
- Annina: Helene Schneiderman
Stage Director: Richard Jones
Recorded live at Glyndebourne Opera House, May 2014
"It was a splendid afternoon of beautifully staged bel canto transformed into great music." - Opera Today
Running time: 191 minutes
Sound format: LPCM stereo/DTS Master Audio 5.1
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