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Strauss: Intermezzo / Kuhn/Glydebourne Festival / Lott, Pringle, Caley [DVD]

Album Summary

>Strauss, Richard : Intermezzo, Op. 72
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Notes & Reviews:

Richard Strauss' 'Intermezzo' is an autobiographical piece; a domestic comedy of marital strife. Set in the 1920s, John Cox's stylish production stars Felicity Lott as the volatile Christine Storch (alias Pauline Strauss), who has an innocent fling with a penniless young baron (Ian Caley) and then comes to suspect her husband Robert (John Pringle) of carrying on an illicit affair... with ensuing complications. Andrew Porter's brilliant English translation brings out the sharp wit of this piece and gives Felicity Lott's virtuoso talent full rein both musically and theatrically. Martin Battersby's marvellous art nouveau settings evoke perfectly the luxurious lifestyle of Strauss' Vienna. Gustav Kuhn conducts the London Philharmonic in sparkling form.

Richard Strauss' Intermezzo is an autobiographical piece - a domestic comedy of marital strife, told in fourteen scenes. John Cox's stylish production is set in the 1920s and stars Felicity Lott as the volatile Christine Storch. The splended art nouveau settings by Martin Battersby evoke perfectly the luxurious lifestyle of Strauss' Vienna.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 154 min.
Region: 1
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Sound Format(s): Dolby 2.0,
Subtitles: English
Country of Origin: USA



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>Strauss, Richard : Intermezzo, Op. 72
  • Performers: Ian Caley (Tenor); Felicity Lott (Soprano); John Pringle (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Gustav Kuhn
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 154 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1918-1923