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Ariadne Auf Naxos: Salzburg Festival (Harding) [DVD] [2014]

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  • Format: Classical, Colour, DVD-Video, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Korean, Chinese
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Masterworks
  • Run Time: 192 minutes
  • ASIN: B00H28A5FS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,365 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Cast

  • Jonas Kaufmann (Bacchus)
  • Emily Magee (Ariadne)
  • Elena Mosuc (Zerbinetta)
  • Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Daniel Harding – conductor

    “The original, longer version of the opera was played, but instead of Hofmannsthal’s adaptation of Molière’s Le Bourgeois gentilhomme, Bechtolf has devised a fascinating entertainment that incorporates drama, most of Strauss’s delectable score, and dance. … It incorporates elements of Molière’s play and text from the later prologue, with which he and Strauss salvaged their hybrid flop to produce the masterpiece we know today. In the abstract, it might sound rarefied, but in the theatre, it proved entrancing.”
    - The Sunday Times


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    Amazon.com: 3.0 out of 5 stars  3 reviews
    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Not the usual Ariadne. 18 July 2014
    By Richard Chilson - Published on Amazon.com
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    This is the first version of Ariadne with the intro of the Bourgeois Gentilhomme instead of the later sung prologue. And the actual opera is also different mainly with passages which were later dropped from the revised version. My initial reason for buying the disc was the presence of Jonas Kaufmann. Usually with Ariadne the anti-climax is the arrival of Bacchus who is something of a disappointment. Not so here. Kaufmann easily earns his salary. The performance is quite good. All the singers are first rate. But the problem is that introductory play. It takes up 1:30 of a 3 hour evening and there is very little incidental music for the play.
    I would give the performance 5 stars solely for the singing and the chance to hear the original Ariadne. For one thing Zerbinetta has a much longer scene as well as another aria. But in the future I'm afraid I will skip the play and perhaps play the prologue from another set. It is the play that brings my rating down to 4 stars.
    PS I had no trouble playing the disc.
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Not my cup of tea 27 July 2014
    By rwu - Published on Amazon.com
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    This one goes back to the original concept of the play, followed by the opera; a lot of different music and additional music. I have no way to comparethis with what was presented at the world premiere of this version in 1912, and the booklet indicates this is an updated version for the Salzburg Festival. In any event, the play is much too long and the opera lacks the punch we get from the revised all musical approach to the prolog and opera. This is interesting for what it is but probably would never be popular today. Kaufmann is outstanding as expected but even his role seems to be less interesting in this version. Magee is good and so is Mosuc but a lot of the additional music for Zerbinetta is really boring after a while, at least in my humble opinion., Recommended only if one really wants something at least approximating the "complete" history of this work.
    2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Where to get a Region 1 dvd of this opera? 17 July 2014
    By perdjc - Published on Amazon.com
    If this DVD can not be played on U.S. players, where is the version that can be played in Region 1? Not happy. I've been waiting for this dvd since it was announced and now I can't get it. Does anyone have another source?
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