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Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos / Camilla Nylund, Brenda Rae, Michael Konig, Elizabeth Reiter, Claudia Mahnke. Sebastian Weigle

Album Summary

>Strauss, Richard : Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This Brigitte Fassbaender-directed Ariadne auf Naxos, Richard Strauss' 1916 opera based on a Hugo von Hofmannsthal libretto, is the third release from Frankfurt Opera to feature on OehmsClassics. "Scenically and musically brilliant" and "sparkling spirit and level-headed heartiness", is how the Frankfurter Rundschau of 7 October 2013 described the premiere evening. Sebastian Weigle, an experienced and outstanding Strauss conductor lead a cast that stars Camilla Nylund as Ariadne, Brenda Rae as Zerbinetta, Michael König as The Tenor and Claudia Mahnke as The Composer.

American Record Guide, July/August 2015
The Frankfurt orchestra plays very well. This seems unusual when the rest of the opera's tempos remain very traditional. The booklet has the full text. There are good bios of the cast, a synopsis, and a short essay in German and English.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Oper Frankfurt (10/2013).


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>Strauss, Richard : Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60
  • Conductor: Sebastian Weigle
  • Ensemble: Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1911-12.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1911-1912
  • Studio/Live: Live