Offenbach - Orphee aux Enfers (Blu-ray) | Unitel Edition 803104

Offenbach - Orphee aux Enfers (Blu-ray)

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Label: Unitel Edition

Cat No: 803104

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 17th July 2020

Contents

Artists

Joel Prieto
Kathryn Lewek
Max Hopp
Anne Sofie von Otter
Marcel Beekman
Martin Winkler
Vocalconsort Berlin
Wiener Philharmoniker

Conductor

Enrique Mazzola

Works

Offenbach, Jacques

Orpheus in the Underworld (Orphee aux enfers)

Artists

Joel Prieto
Kathryn Lewek
Max Hopp
Anne Sofie von Otter
Marcel Beekman
Martin Winkler
Vocalconsort Berlin
Wiener Philharmoniker

Conductor

Enrique Mazzola

About

Operetta enthusiast Barrie Kosky has landed a gigantic success with Offenbach’s subversive and hilarious reversion of the Orpheus myth at the Salzburg Festival. Kosky created a magically precise and witty staging with numerous extravagant costumes in a glittering, opulent scenery and a literally devilish choreography. For the dialogues he has found an impressively ingenious solution as they are not spoken by the singers. Rather they are performed by the brilliant German actor Max Hopp as John Styx “who performs a true vocal miracle” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung) in a slapstick-like manner. The superb cast impresses with virtuoso singing as well as ravishingly comedic acting, first and foremost the American coloratura soprano Kathryn Lewek as Eurydice “with crystal clear coloraturas and sovereign top tones” (Salzburger Nachrichten), the Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter as severe Public Opinion and the Austrian bass-baritone Martin Winkler as foolish father of the gods Jupiter. Under the Italian conductor Enrique Mazzola’s precise conducting the Wiener Philharmoniker provide an exquisite “sparkling orchestral sound” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung).

“A frantic and fabulous show” – New York Times

Cast:
- Orphée: Joel Prieto
- Eurydice: Kathryn Lewek
- Aristée/Pluton: Marcel Beekman
- Jupiter: Martin Winkler
- John Styx: Max Hopp
- L’Opinion publique: Anne Sofie von Otter
- Diane: Vasilisa Berzhanskaya
- Vénus: Lea Desandre
- Junon: Frances pappas
- Cupidon: Nadine Weissman
- Mars: Rafał Pawnuk
- Mercure: Peter Renz

Staged by Barrie Kosky

Recording date: Großes Festspielhaus, Salzburg Festival, August 2019
Sound format: PCM Stereo, DTS-HD MA 5.0
Picture: NTSC, 16:9
Subtitles: French, German (original languages), English, Korean, Japanese
Booklet: English, German, French
Total running time: 140 mins

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