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Richard Strauss


Richard Strauss
Semperoper Dresden, 1999

Soloists: Susan Anthony, Íride Martínez, Jon Villars
Orchestra, Chorus: Mitglieder des Opernchorstudios der Sächsischen Staatsoper Dresden
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
Director: Marco Arturo Marelli

With his opera Ariadne on Naxos, Richard Strauss succeeded in making a lasting contribution to 20th century chamber opera and at the same time (alongside Elektra, Der Rosenklavier, Arabella and Die Frau Ohne Schatten) provided an example of one of the most productive and successful cooperations with a renowned literary contemporary, Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Numerous operas by Richard Strauss were first performed in Dresden’s Semperoper, in the very building which was destroyed in 1945 and could only open again in 1977. A new production of Strauss’s Ariadne on Naxos was performed here on 14 March 1999, after many long years, with production and stage-setting by the Swiss director Marco Arturo Marelli, costumes by Dagmar Niefind-Marelli and under the musical direction of Colin Davis.

Press Reviews

"This Ariadne is a lovely memento of a musically excellent production. The singers are as good as you would hope to hear anywhere. The Semperoper attracted an outstanding cast for what was Dresden’s first production of Ariadne since the theatre’s destruction in the war - it was reopened in 1985." Simon Thompson, Musicweb International, 12.04.2012

"Eine rundum überzeugende Aufnahme." Andreas Berger, Braunschweiger Zeitung, 24.03.2012

"Diese Produktion auf DVD sollten sich leidenschaftliche Operngänger nicht entgehen lassen." Eckart Baier, Buchjournal, Ausgabe 6/2011

Label: Arthaus Musik

Genre: Opera

Running Time: 130

Picture Format: 16:9

Disc Format: NTSC

Sound Format: PCM Stereo

Number of Discs: 1

Region: 0

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UPC: 807280017199

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