Richard Strauss: Arabella
~Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden, Christian Thielemann, Thomas Hampson, Albert Dohmen
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A “lyric comedy” is how Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal described their final collaboration, on which they worked between 1927 and 1929. Arabella revolves around the true love between two very different couples – the love that unites two people forever “in joy and sorrow, hurt and forgiveness”, as Arabella herself puts it at the end of the opera. With René Fleming in the title role and a supporting cast that includes Thomas Hampson, Gabriela Beňačková and the young tenor Daniel Behle – surely a star of the future – this production from the Salzburg Easter Festival was the first of the piece at the Festival since 1958. Under the Strauss specialist Christian Thielemann, it featured a Strauss ensemble that could hardly be bettered today.
|Official Release Date||Sep 30, 2014|
|Starring||Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden, Christian Thielemann, Thomas Hampson, Albert Dohmen|
|Audio||PCM Stereo, PCM 5.1|
|Subtitles||English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese|
|Running Time||178 Minutes|