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Strauss Jr, Johann: Die Fledermaus / Minkowski, Homberger, Bär, Et Al

Strauss / Homberger / Delunsch / Bettinger
Release Date: 05/20/2003 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 100341  
Composer:  Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Malin HarteliusDavid MossDale DuesingJerry Hadley,   ... 
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Conductor: Marc Minkowski
Stage Director: Hans Neuenfels
Recording Date: 2001
Venue: Salzburger Festspiele
Running Time: 170 min

Cast:
Christoph Homberger, Mireille Delunsch, Jerry Hadley, Dale Duesing, Olaf Bär, David Moss, Malin Hartelius, Franz Supper, Elisabeth Trissenaar, Kerstin Slawek, Daniel Eberle, Daniela Mühlbauer, Andreas Bettinger

Orchestra, Chorus:
Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Arnold Schönberg Chorus

Subtitles in English, French, Japanese and Spanish.

If any production in the world of music since the dawn of this new millennium has gone down in history as a full-blown scandal, it is Hans Neuenfels' production
Read more of the operetta "Die Fledermaus" by Johann Strauss at the Salzburger Festspiele.

Neuenfels, born in Krefeld 1941 and long regarded as the "enfant terrible" of the theater scene, was not the first person in the history of "Fledermaus" adaptations who has dared to scrape away at the work's surface. This time, however, unconventional directing was accompanied by substantial alterations in the libretto. Neuenfels wrote new dialog, incorporating texts from other authors: Karl Kraus, Gottfried Benn and Hugo Ball.

Marc Minkowski has become one of the leading representatives of the Originalklangszene (pioneers of a new approach to baroque music with his "Musiciens du Louvre" founded in 1982. He leads an intriguing soloist ensemble in this extraordinary production.
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Works on This Recording

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Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Malin Hartelius (Soprano), David Moss (Voice), Dale Duesing (Baritone),
Jerry Hadley (Tenor), Mireille Delunsch (Soprano), Christoph Homberger (Tenor),
Olaf Bär (Baritone), Franz Supper (Tenor), Elisabeth Trissenaar (Voice)
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 

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