Notes & Reviews:
Director Katharina Thoma sets Richard Strauss's comedy in a country house in the South Downs (a surrogate for Glyndebourne), immediately before and during the Second World War. Hofmannsthals' conceit - that a hapless young composer has to accept the simultaneous performance of his new tragic opera with a burlesque from a commedia dell'arte troupe - is turned into a touching wartime drama of nurses, invalids, airmen - and of painful delusions and soul-searching, before final happinessNotes & Reviews:
Run Time: 142 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, DTS 5.0 Surround
Subtitles: English, French, German, Korean
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Works DetailsStrauss, Richard : Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60
- Performers: Soile Isokoski; Laura Claycomb; Sergei Skorokhodov; Thomas Allen; Kate Lindsey
- Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
- Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
- Period Time: Post Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1916
- Studio/Live: Live