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Beethoven: Fidelio / Böhm/Deutsche Opera Berlin, Jones, King, Neidlinger [DVD]

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth in 1970, German television took Fidelio into the studio and filmed the Deutsche Oper Berlin’s production of the composer’s only opera. Karl Böhm, a master Beethoven conductor, leads a performance which emphasizes orchestral clarity and emotional depth. The conductor leads a strong cast headed by the glorious Gwyneth Jones and powerful James King in the starring roles. First time on DVD! "Gwyneth Jones sang a passionate Leonore... James King was a Florestan on the summit of his vocal expression." (Berliner Morgenpost)

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 112 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese
Country of Origin: Germany


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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72
  • Performers: Martti Talvela (Baritone); Gustav Neidlinger (Bass); Olivera Miljakovic (Mezzo Soprano); James King (Tenor); Gwyneth Jones (Soprano); Josef Greindl (Bass)
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Ensemble: Deutsche Oper Berlin Orchestra
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1805/1814
  • Studio/Live: Studio