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Strauss: Elektra / Levine, Nilsson, Rysanek, Metropolitan Opera

Strauss / Nilsson / Rysanek / Mooc / Levine
Release Date: 11/14/2006 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000747509  
Composer:  Richard StraussRichard Wagner
Performer:  Donald McIntyreBirgit NilssonLeonie RysanekMignon Dunn
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Elektra (Gesamtaufnahme · Complete)

Birgit Nilsson · Leonie Rysanek · Mignon Dunn · Donald McIntyre · Robert Nagy
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Conducted by James Levine

STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: Dolby Digital 5.1 & DTS 5.1
Picture Format: 4:3
Subtitles: German/English/French/Spanish/Chinese
With bonus material
A production of Metropolitan Opera Association, Inc.

* Filmed live in 1980, this Metropolitan Opera production of Strauss’s Elektra features James Levine conducting an all-star cast led by Leonie Rysanek and Birgit Nilsson.
* This DVD, directed by Brian Large, documents Nilsson in one of her signature
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* Bonus material: includes Nilsson singing “Isolde’s Narrative and Curse” and a Swedish folksong, plus two radio interviews from different phases of the soprano’s illustrious career.


“With Nilsson’s intense, overwhelming singing...it was a triumph for her... Leonie Rysanek is one of the few sopranos who can almost match Miss Nilsson note for note...Levine’s work was superb.” -– The New York Times

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Works on This Recording

Elektra, Op. 58 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Donald McIntyre (Bass), Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), Leonie Rysanek (Soprano),
Mignon Dunn (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Tristan und Isolde: Wie lachen sie mir "Narrative and Curse" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Birgit Nilsson (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1858; Germany 

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