Nikolaus Harnoncourt created an interpretation in which Haydn's work can become a veritable gem of opera literature.
Renowned actor and director Tobias Moretti relates the story as a light-footed, magical fairy tale infused with slapstick, witty details and fantasy costumes.
Bonus Interview with Harnoncourt (26 min.)
Live recording from Theatre an der Wien, 2009.
"Harnoncourt on top form" 4 star rating Financial Times
"Haydn's work can become a veritable gem of opera literature". Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
"Son Concentus Musicus Wien est aujourd'hui une référence en matière d'interprétation sur instruments anciens. La distribution est superbe," Le Monde
"An electrifying birthday gift for - and above all from - Nikolaus Harnoncourt" Der Standard
"The ensemble of singers acts in a way that is seen much too rarely in the opera: acrobatically, credibly and always wittily." Kurier