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Strauss: Capriccio DVD (Vienna State Opera) 2014

Strauss: Capriccio DVD (Vienna State Opera) 2014

Renée Fleming stars in Marco Arturo Marelli's production featuring Bo Skovhus, Michael Schade and Markus Eiche.

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Richard Strauss' last stage work is an opera about opera as an art form, depicting the creation of a music drama in a wise and witty way. Which came first - words or music? That is the question that Strauss and his librettist Clemens Krauss address through the story of a Countess torn between a composer and a poet.


'Renée Fleming is a world-class Countess, moving and intense ... All around her there is luxury casting: Bo Skovhus as the Count, Michael Schade as Flamand, Markus Eiche as Olivier, Kurt Rydl as the theatre director La Roche, the wonderful Angelika Kirchschlager as Clairon - all strike exactly the right note, as do the singers in the smaller roles, turning this Capriccio into an event of the first importance.' (Kurier, Vienna)


Composer: Richard Strauss

Die Gräfin: Renée Fleming

Der Graf: Bo Skovhus

Olivier: Markus Eiche

Flamand: Michael Schade

La Roche: Kurt Rydl

Clairon: Angelika Kirchschlager

Monsieur Taupe: Michael Roider

Eine Italienische Sängerin: Íride Martínez

Ein Italienischer Tenor: Benjamin Bruns

Der Haushofmeister: Clemens Unterreiner


Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper

Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach

Stage Director, Set and Lighting: Marco Arturo Marelli

Costume Design: Dagmar Niefind

Choreography: Lukas Gaudernak



Picture: 16:9 HD

Sound: PCM Stereo / DTS 5.0 

Running time: 163 mins

Recorded: 2014

Region code: 0 (All Regions)

Format: NTSC

Subtitle: EN/FR/GE/SP/CH/KO/JA


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