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Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos DVD (Metropolitan Opera)

Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos DVD (Metropolitan Opera)

Elijah Moshinsky's production conducted by James Levine, starring Deborah Voight and Natalie Dessay.

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Recorded in 2003 at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, this sumptuous production of Ariadne auf Naxos presents divas Deborah Voigt and Natalie Dessay in the contrasting roles which embody the opera’s themes: the deserted princess Ariadne, a ‘one-man woman’ who believes in loyalty unto death, and the flirtatious comedienne Zerbinetta, who takes a more pragmatic attitude to love and to life. The noble, soaring lines of Ariadne gave Voigt a major breakthrough in 1991, when she sang the role in Boston, and it subsequently became her signature role. Zerbinetta exemplifies the dizzy coloratura characters which first made Dessay’s reputation.


Composer: Richard Strauss

The Music Master: Wolfgang Brendel

The Major-Domo: Waldemar Kmentt

A Lackey: James Courtney

An Officer: Mark Schowalter

The Composer: Susanne Mentzer

Bacchus, The Tenor: Richard Margison

A Wigmaker: John Fiorito

Zerbinetta: Natalie Dessay

Ariadne, The Prima Donna: Deborah Voigt

The Dancing Master: Tony Stevenson


The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Conductor: James Levine 

Chorus master: Raymond Hughes

Production: Elijah Moshinsky

Set and Costume Designer: Michael Yeargan


Picture: 16:9

Sound: LPCM stereo / DTS 5.0 Surround

Format: NTSC

Region code: All regions

Running Time: 134 mins

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/SP/IT

Year: 2003 


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