WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Strauss: Arabella / Thielemann, Fleming, Hampson, Dohmen [blu-ray]

Release Date: 09/30/2014 
Label:  C Major   Catalog #: 717304  
Composer:  Richard Strauss
Performer:  Daniel BehleAlberto DohmenRenée FlemingThomas Hampson,   ... 
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle DresdenDresden State Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 2 Hours 58 Mins. 

In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  
Blu-ray Video:  $34.99
In Stock

Notes and Editorial Reviews

This Blu-ray Disc is only playable on Blu-ray Disc players and not compatible with standard DVD players.

Also available on standard DVD

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
Read more and work. The star-laden cast includes soprano Renèe Fleming, baritone Thomas Hampson, Albert Dohmen (Covent Garden, Wiener 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
(Blu-ray Disc Version)

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: 1080i High Definition
Sound format: PCM Stereo / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.0
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 178 mins
No. of Discs: 1 (BD 50)
Read less

Works on This Recording

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 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Sumptous performance June 16, 2015 By Jorge Alcover (Barcelona, Spain) See All My Reviews "Good to have this live performance recorded on Blue-Ray. A perfect Strauss served by very nice stage concept and an excellent group of voices headed by an extraordinary Renee Fleming and accompained bt Thomas Hampson and Albert Dohmen. Christian Thielemann gives us a perfect version of Strauss' music taking all the best from the Staatskapelle Dresden. Highly recomended." Report Abuse
Review This Title