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Strauss: Die Liebe der Danae (Salzburger Festspiele 2016) [Blu-ray] [2017]

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  • Format: Classical, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: EuroArts
  • DVD Release Date: 21 July 2017
  • Run Time: 160 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B071S2XZVY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 78,465 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Béla Bartók: Three masters of modernity, three masters of orchestral composition brought
to life by Internationally-acclaimed Russian conductor Tugan Sokhiev, Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Bolshoi Theatre in
Moscow and Music Director of Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse (ONCT) since 2008.


Richard Strauss’ penultimate, satirically mythological opera Die Liebe der Danae (The Love of Danae, after a draft by Hugo von Hoffmansthal.
The Wiener Philharmoniker play under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst, under whom they “conveyed the glittering colors and lyrical intricacies of Strauss’s late score” (NY Times).

Krassimira Stoyanova, who is a regular fixture at the Salzburg Festival, is heading a truly supreme cast and emerges as the “one in a thousand, the true Strauss lyric-dramatic soprano who can soar and swoop, working miracles on phrases that never stop coming” (The Artsdesk).

Bass-Baritone Tomasz Konieczny, “sings this Jupiter almost unsurpassably” (FAZ), he “is so vocally majestic that Danae’s choice of Midas seems implausible” (Financial Times).

 Alvis Hermanis’ colourful production brings oriental flair to the Salzach, his “staging was spectacular above all else” (Opera Today).

“Die Liebe der Danae” is narrowly linked to the Festival’s rich history. Due to conditions during World War II, the Salzburg Festival, which had commissioned the opera for summer 1944, couldn’t give the public premiere. Instead only a single dress rehearsal, attended by Strauss himself, was performed for an invited audience. Thereafter, the opera was staged in Salzburg only twice and very seldom anywhere else in the world.

“Once more, this very rarely presented opera returned successfully on stage, leaving the audience with unforgettable impressive images embedded in soft romantic sound.“ (Opera Online)

Jupiter: Tomasz Konieczny
Merkur: Norbert Ernst
Pollux: Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke
Xanthe: Regine Hangler
Midas: Gerhard Siegel
Semele: Mária Celeng
Europa: Olga Bezsmertna
Alkmene: Michaela Selinger
Leda: Jennifer Johnston

Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker
Franz Welser-Möst
Chorus:
Konzertvereinigung, Wiener Staatsopernchor
Chorus Master: Ernst Raffelsberger
Stage Director: Alvis Hermanis Danae: Krassimira Stoyanova



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