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Strauss: Arabella / Fleming, Hampson, Thielemann

Strauss / Thielemann / Staatskapelle Dresden
Release Date: 09/30/2014 
Label:  C Major   Catalog #: 717208  
Composer:  Richard Strauss
Performer:  Daniel BehleAlberto DohmenRenée FlemingThomas Hampson,   ... 
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle DresdenDresden State Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Length: 2 Hours 58 Mins. 

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2014 marks a year of celebration recognizing the 150th birthday year of the German late-Romantic orchestral, operatic and lied master composer, Richard Strauss (1864-1949). Arabella (premiered 1933, Dresden) was the last of the half dozen Strauss works to feature a libretto by the great Austrian writer Hugo von Hofmannsthal. This production, from the most recent Salzburg Easter Festival is, after Capriccio, the second of three Richard Strauss operas C Major is releasing in honor of the composer’s birth, life and work. The star-laden cast includes soprano Renèe Fleming, baritone Thomas Hampson, Albert Dohmen (Covent Garden, Wiener
Read more Staatsoper, MET) and Gabriela Benacková (Wiener Staatsoper, Covent Garden). With Christian Thielemann and the Staatskapelle Dresden, “the music of Richard Strauss is in the best of hands.” (ORF) “Thielemann gets the best out of the cast...especially Renée Fleming with her “luxurious” soprano …” FAZ

Richard Strauss
ARABELLA

Graf Waldner - Albert Dohmen
Adelaide - Gabriela Be?a?ková
Arabella - Renée Fleming
Zdenka - Hanna-Elisabeth Müller
Mandryka - Thomas Hampson
Matteo - Daniel Behle

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
(chorus master: Wolfram Tetzner)
Staatskapelle Dresden
Christian Thielemann, conductor

Florentine Klepper, stage director
Martina Segna, set designer
Anna Sofie Tuma, costume designer
Bernd Purkrabek, lighting designer
Volker Michl, choreographer

Recorded live at Salzburg Easter Festival, 2014

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / DTS 5.0br> Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 178 mins
No. of DVDs: 1
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Works on This Recording

1.
Arabella, Op. 79 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Daniel Behle (Tenor), Alberto Dohmen (Baritone), Renée Fleming (Soprano),
Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Hanna-elisabeth Müller (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Dresden,  Dresden State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1929-1932; Germany 

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 brief note: arabella/ fleming, hampson October 29, 2014 By Richard M. (Kalispell, MT) See All My Reviews "the recording was quite satisfactory . Fleming is in good voice' Hampson also but he tends to be a bit stiff. Thieleman is quite convincing. The one criticism I have is that the final scene lacks the playfulness and humor it deserves-My reaction at the4 end was I thought this was a comedy." Report Abuse
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