Filmed in High Definition Widescreen, this is the first DVD of Renée Fleming in one of her greatest roles, for which she has won outstanding praise from critics across the world.
R E V I E W S:
Update of the elegant, 1920s production by the venerable opera director, Götz Friedrich, regarded by some “to be among the most powerful creative influences on opera in recent times”
-- Telegraph, London
“…the radiant charms of Renée Fleming, opera’s reigning diva. With her silken tones, stunning technique, vocal intelligence and regal presence, Fleming remains a class apart… the definitive Strauss interpreter of our time.”
-- Chicago Sun-Times
“Fleming’s voice hasRead more been described as everything from heaven-sent to an unstoppable force of nature.”
-- The Guardian
Format: NTSC DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Region: 1-6 (All)
Sound: LPCM Stereo/DTS 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese Read less
Works on This Recording
Arabella, Op. 79by Richard Strauss Performer:
Morten Frank Larsen (Baritone),
Renée Fleming (Soprano),
Julia Kleiter (Soprano)
Zurich Opera Chorus,
Zurich Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic Written: 1929-1932; Germany
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
Beautiful Strauss Soprano singingApril 18, 2014By F N P. (Ellicott City, MD)See All My Reviews"Loving Strauss, but not yet familiar with Arabella, I wanted to familiarize myself with the opera before experiencing the live performance in New York this Spring 2014. Renee Fleming gives a spectacular, tender performance in this recording with Zurich Opera. Hofmannsthal libretti (e.g. Rosenkavalier) are very tender, realistic, sophisticated love stories and this is no exception. Strauss was married to a soprano, (I have heard it was a stormy relationship!) and the gorgeous soprano singing comes through again and again. These Strauss tunes are not songs that you take away humming to yourself but they tear deeply into the heart when they are sung with such superb artistry as in this performance. This is a great recording for the Strauss devotee or for those wishing to expand their appreciation of beautiful soprano singing."Report Abuse
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