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Elektra (Gesamtaufnahme · Complete)
Birgit Nilsson · Leonie Rysanek · Mignon Dunn · Donald McIntyre · Robert Nagy
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Conducted by James Levine
STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: Dolby Digital 5.1 & DTS 5.1
Picture Format: 4:3
With bonus material
A production of Metropolitan Opera Association, Inc.
* Filmed live in 1980, this Metropolitan Opera production of Strauss’s Elektra features James Levine conducting an all-star cast led by Leonie Rysanek and Birgit Nilsson.
* This DVD, directed by Brian Large, documents Nilsson in one of her signature
roles – in 5.1 DTS Surround Sound.
* Bonus material: includes Nilsson singing “Isolde’s Narrative and Curse” and a Swedish folksong, plus two radio interviews from different phases of the soprano’s illustrious career.
R E V I E W S
“With Nilsson’s intense, overwhelming singing...it was a triumph for her... Leonie Rysanek is one of the few sopranos who can almost match Miss Nilsson note for note...Levine’s work was superb.” -– The New York Times
Works on This Recording
Elektra, Op. 58 by Richard Strauss
Donald McIntyre (Bass),
Birgit Nilsson (Soprano),
Leonie Rysanek (Soprano),
Mignon Dunn (Mezzo Soprano)
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1906-1908; Germany
Date of Recording: 1980
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