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Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier / Ticciati, Erraught, Royal, Woldt, Kraus

Strauss / Erraught / London Philharmonic Orchestra
Release Date: 06/30/2015 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 1170  
Composer:  Richard Strauss
Performer:  Gwynne HowellAndrei DunaevHelene SchneidermanMichael Kraus,   ... 
Conductor:  Robin Ticciati
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic OrchestraGlyndebourne Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
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Strauss's musically ravishing comic masterpiece is given a visual updating in director Richard Jones's stylish and 'gently subversive' Glyndebourne staging, one which offers 'a dreamlike distortion not just of Vienna's 18th-century past, but also of everything we know about reality' (Financial Times). Created to mark the 150th centenary of the composer's birth, the production is packed with energy and wit, its impeccable stagecraft by no means detracting from the first-class singing which underpins, among others, Tara Erraught's 'touching' (Guardian) performance as Octavian, Kate Royal's 'most graceful of Marschallins' and Lars Woldt's
Read more 'pitch-perfect' Baron Ochs (Sunday Telegraph). Conductor Robin Ticciati brings clarity and detail to the score, infusing the music with spirit and humanity.

R E V I E W:

"Lars Woldt’s Baron Ochs is rich in tone and dialect, a deliciously crude idiot, yet surprising in his muted final line and some sarcastic inflections opposite Octavian. Comic interest never flags, thanks to Jones’s deft blocking and inventive gags. Conductor Robin Ticciati, chief at Glyndebourne, keeps the London Philharmonic at a keen pitch, spreading glitter over all. It’s the standard menu in major companies today — visual provocation, musical reassurance."

-- David J. Baker, Opera News [11/2015]

Richard Strauss

Octavian - Tara Erraught
The Marschallin - Kate Royal
Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau - Lars Woldt
Sophie - Teodora Gheorghiu
Herr von Faninal - Michael Kraus
Marianne Leitmetzerin - Miranda Keys
Valzacchi - Christopher Gillett
Annina - Helene Schneiderman
Italian Tenor - Andrej Dunaev
Notary - Gwynne Howell
Innkeeper - Robert Wörle
Police Inspector - Scott Conner

Glyndebourne Chorus
(chorus master: Jeremy Bines)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Robin Ticciati, conductor

Richard Jones, stage director
Paul Steinberg, set designer
Nicky Gillibrand, costume designer
Mimi Jordan Sherin, lighting designer

Recorded live at Glyndebourne Opera House, May 2014

- Robin Ticciati, Taking the Baton
- The Trio
- Sights and smells of a production
- Cast gallery

Picture format: NTSC 16:9 anamorphic
Sound format: LPCM 2.0 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean
Running time: 191 mins (opera) + 22 mins (bonus)
No. of DVDs: 2 (DVD 9)

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Works on This Recording

Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Gwynne Howell (Bass), Andrei Dunaev (Tenor), Helene Schneiderman (Mezzo Soprano),
Michael Kraus (Baritone), Miranda Keys (Soprano), Kate Royal (Soprano),
Tara Erraught (Mezzo Soprano), Teodora Gheorghiu (Soprano), Lars Woldt (Baritone),
Christopher Gillett (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robin Ticciati
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 

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