Beethoven - Fidelio (DVD) | Sony 88875193519

Beethoven - Fidelio (DVD)

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Label: Sony

Cat No: 88875193519

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 1st July 2016

Contents

Artists

Jonas Kaufmann
Adrianne Pieczonka
Tomasz Konieczny
Hans-Peter Konig
Olga Bezsmertna
Konztertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor
Wiener Philharmoniker

Conductor

Franz Welser-Most

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Fidelio, op.72

Artists

Jonas Kaufmann
Adrianne Pieczonka
Tomasz Konieczny
Hans-Peter Konig
Olga Bezsmertna
Konztertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor
Wiener Philharmoniker

Conductor

Franz Welser-Most

About

Claus Guth’s strikingly experimental new production of Beethoven’s Fidelio drew fervent reactions at its premiere at the 2015 Salzburg Festival. On an elegantly spartan set - suggestive of Freud’s ‘salon of the unconscious’ - the opera is reworked with amplified noises and ambient sounds substituting for the traditional dialogue and the inclusion of hand-signing doppelgangers who shadow some of the lead characters. ‘Jonas Kaufmann’s gorgeously sung Florestan’ (Financial Times) and Leonora - ‘triumphantly sung by Adrianne Pieczonka’ (The Guardian/Observer) - masterfully execute Guth’s conceptual exploration of the mind’s ability to self-impose its own prison.

‘Full-bodied playing by the Vienna Philharmonic under Franz Welser-Möst’s inspiring leadership.’
- Financial Times

Staging: Claus Guth
Sets and costumes: Christian Schmidt

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