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ARIADNE AUF NAXOS

Exhilarating soprano Lise Davidsen makes her Live in HD debut

 

While scored for a chamber orchestra, Strauss’s spellbinding tragicomedy ARIADNE AUF NAXOS nonetheless calls for vocal and theatrical forces of epic proportions—which are on full display in this 2022 Live in HD performance. Hailed by The New York Times for possessing a voice with “almost physical presence—pressing against your chest, raising the hairs on the back of your neck,” Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen delivers a career-defining performance in the title role, going head to head with stratospheric soprano Brenda Rae as her comic foil, Zerbinetta. Leading heldentenor Brandon Jovanovich is the mythic hero Bacchus, and mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard is the Composer of the opera within an opera around which the story revolves. Maestro Marek Janowski takes the podium to lead Elijah Moshinsky’s stunning production, which also features baritone Sean Michael Plumb as Harlekin, baritone Johannes Martin Kränzle as the Music Master, and baritone Wolfgang Brendel in a cameo appearance as the Major-Domo.


 “Lise Davidsen offered a nearly supernatural turn in a role out of Greek legend. The radiating, shimmering, ever so slightly metallic overtones that halo her voice make her sound arrestingly powerful and visceral. You feel it as almost physical presence—pressing against your chest, raising the hairs on the back of your neck.” - The New York Times

 

“The late Elijah Moshinsky’s 1993 production of Strauss’s ARIADNE AUF NAXOS for the Metropolitan Opera is one of its most beautiful, fanciful and witty. The sight of the three nymphs floating across the stage atop towering skirts is pure magic.” - New York Classical Review

 

    Composer
    Richard Strauss
    Orchestra
    The Metropolitan Opera
    Choir
    The Metropolitan Opera
    Conductor
    Marek Janowski
    Singers
    Lise Davidsen, Isabel Leonard, Brenda Rae, Brandon Jovanovich, Sean Michael Plumb, Johannes Martin Kränzle, Wolfgang Brendel
    Production
    Elijah Moshinsky
    Recording Location
    USA
    Year
    2022
    Duration
    01:30:00
    Picture Format
    HD
    Sound
    5.1 Surround Sound
    Format
    Opera