WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Beethoven: Fidelio / Diener, Sacca, Haitink, Zurich Opera Orchestra

Beethoven / Strazanac / Gallo / Sacca / Diener
Release Date: 04/27/2010 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 1023  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Boguslaw BidzinskiSandra TrattniggMelanie DienerLucio Gallo,   ... 
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Opera ChorusZurich Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Ludwig van Beethoven

Translucence, transparency, and warmth are the qualities identified by Bernard Haitink as necessary for an ideal sound performance of Beethoven’s only opera, and all are present in this fantastic recording of Katharina Thalbach’s new production for Opernhaus Zurich. Haitink conducts the Zurich Opera Orchestra in a magnificent performance in which Leonore Overture No. 3 provides an interlude between the two scenes of the second act, following a tradition started by Gustav Mahler. German soprano Melanie Diener, in the role of Leonore, leads a brilliant cast including Alfred Muff as Rocco, Roberto Saccà as Florestan, Sandra Trattnigg as Marzelline and Christoph Strehl as Jaquino. This
Read more High Definition recording with true surround sound marks the start of an exciting new collaboration between Opus Arte and Opernhaus Zurich.

Don Fernando – Krešimir Stražanac
Don Pizarro – Lucio Gallo
Florestan – Roberto Saccà
Leonore – Melanie Diener
Rocco – Alfred Muff
Marzelline – Sandra Trattnigg
Jaquino – Christoph Strehl
First Prisoner – Bogus?aw Bidzi?ski
Second Prisoner – Morgan Moody

Zurich Opera Chorus
Zurich Opera Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, conductor

Katharina Thalbach, stage director

Recorded live at the Zurich Opera House, Switzerland, October 2008.

- Illustrated synopsis
- Cast gallery

Picture format: NTSC 16:9 anamorphic
Sound format: PCM 2.0 / DTS 5.0
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Menu language: English
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish
Running time: 149 mins
No. of DVDs: 1
Read less

Works on This Recording

Fidelio, Op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Boguslaw Bidzinski (Tenor), Sandra Trattnigg (Soprano), Melanie Diener (Soprano),
Lucio Gallo (Baritone), Kresimir Strazanac (Baritone), Roberto Saccŕ (Tenor),
Alfred Muff (Bass), Christoph Strehl (Tenor), Morgan Moody (Bass)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Opera Chorus,  Zurich Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804/1814; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title