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Strauss: Ariadne Auf Naxos / Harding, Kaufmann, Magee, Mosuc [blu-ray]

Strauss / Harding,Daniel
Release Date: 07/15/2014 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 300575  
Composer:  Richard Strauss
Performer:  Emily MageeJonas KaufmannElena Mosuc
Conductor:  Daniel Harding
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Starring Jonas Kaufmann as Bacchus and featuring Emily Magee with Daniel Harding conducting the Vienna Philharmonic, Ariadne auf Naxos was filmed at the acclaimed Salzburg Festival in 2012. “Jonas Kaufmann was spectacular as Bacchus, growing improbably stronger as he progressed. Emily Magee was scarcely less impressive in the demanding role of Ariadne.” – New York Times
This Blu-ray Disc is only playable on Blu-ray Disc players and not compatible with standard DVD players.

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Starring Jonas Kaufmann as Bacchus and featuring Emily Magee with Daniel Harding conducting the Vienna Philharmonic, Ariadne auf Naxos was filmed at the acclaimed Salzburg Festival in 2012. “Jonas Kaufmann was spectacular as Bacchus, growing improbably stronger as he progressed. Emily Magee was scarcely less impressive in the demanding role of Ariadne.” – New York Times
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Works on This Recording

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Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Emily Magee (Soprano), Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor), Elena Mosuc (Soprano)
Conductor:  Daniel Harding
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911/1916; Germany 

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 Buyer beware! December 7, 2016 By John  C. (Atlanta, GA) See All My Reviews "This performance is not the version usually encountered. It is instead a presentation, sort of, of the 1912 original in which Moliere’s play Le bourgeois gentilhomme was performed prior to the opera proper. Following the failure of the 1912 version, in 1916 Strauss and his librettist dropped the Moliere and added a delightful mostly humorous musical prologue, giving us the form in which the work is usually performed today. This Salzburg production omits this prologue and reverts to a slice-and-dice version of the Moliere, itself nearly 90 minutes long and to my taste rather boring, mostly spoken though with a scattering of incidental music. If you want this opera in the form normally performed nowadays, skip this one." Report Abuse
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