WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Strauss: Daphne / Anderson, Sacca, Macallister

Strauss / Anderson / Sacca / Macallister / Remmert
Release Date: 10/31/2006 
Label:  Dynamic   Catalog #: 33499  
Composer:  Richard Strauss
Performer:  Daniel Lewis WilliamsRoberto SaccàJune AndersonScott MacAllister,   ... 
Conductor:  Stefan Anton Reck
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Venice Teatro la Fenice OrchestraVenice Teatro la Fenice Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

June Anderson; Roberto Sacca; Scott MacAllister; Daniel Lewis Williams; Birgit Remmert
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia/Stefan Anton Reck
Paul Curran, director

NTSC All Region
Sound: DTS 5.1, PCM Stereo 2.0
Picture format: 16:9
Duration: 114 mins.
Subtitled in Italian, English, French, German & Japanese

The creation of Daphne was not a simple affair, especially for what concerned the poetic text (due to the modest talent of the librettist Joseph Gregor), but on 15th October 1938 the opera was finally premièred at Dresden's Staatstheater. On the podium was the young conductor Karl Böhm. Daphne is a masterpiece of early
Read more 20th-century vocal music. Structured in a single act, this opera is a solid work with a rich musical vein. Strauss's orchestration appears, as always, remarkably refined. The vocal writing is demanding for all the main characters, but especially so for the protagonist, here interpreted by a magnificent June Anderson. Filmed at Venice's La Fenice in high definition, the present production is directed by Paul Curran.
Read less

Works on This Recording

Daphne, Op. 82 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Daniel Lewis Williams (Bass), Roberto Saccà (Tenor), June Anderson (Soprano),
Scott MacAllister (Tenor), Birgit Remmert (Alto)
Conductor:  Stefan Anton Reck
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Venice Teatro la Fenice Orchestra,  Venice Teatro la Fenice Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1936-1937; Germany 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title