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R. Strauss: Arabella, opera / Fleming, Hampson, Müller, Behle / Sächsischer State Opera Choir Dresden; Staatskapelle Dresden; Thielemann [Blu-ray]

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2014 marks a year of celebration recognizing the 150th birthday year of the German late-Romantic orchestral, operatic and lied master composer, Richard Strauss (1864-1949). Arabella (premiered 1933, Dresden) was the last of the half dozen Strauss works to feature a libretto by the great Austrian writer Hugo von Hofmannsthal. This production, from the most recent Salzburg Easter Festival is, after Capriccio, the second of three Richard Strauss operas C Major is releasing in honor of the composer's birth, life and work. The star-laden cast includes soprano Renèe Fleming, baritone Thomas Hampson, Albert Dohmen (Covent Garden, Wiener Staatsoper, MET) and Gabriela Benacková (Wiener Staatsoper, Covent Garden). With Christian Thielemann and the Staatskapelle Dresden, "the music of Richard Strauss is in the best of hands." (ORF) "Thielemann gets the best out of the cast...especially Renée Fleming with her "luxurious" soprano ... " FAZ

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Run Time: 178 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: BlUu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean


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>Strauss, Richard : Arabella, Op. 79
  • Performers: Daniel Behle; Gabriela Benackova; Albert Dohmen; Renée Fleming; Thomas Hampson; Hanna-Elisabeth Muller
  • Conductor: Christian Thielemann
  • Ensemble: Staatskapelle Berlin
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1929-1932
  • Studio/Live: Live