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Salzburg Festival '16 | Strauss: The Love of Danae

Staged by Alvis Hermanis for the Salzburg Festival 2016, this production revives Strauss' famous opera and makes for a spectacular musical experience...

  • Die Liebe der Danae | Copyright: © EuroArts Music International

    Die Liebe der Danae © EuroArts Music International

  • Die Liebe der Danae (Header-Image) | Copyright: © Michael Poehn

    Die Liebe der Danae (Header-Image) © Michael Poehn

With Richard Strauss’ penultimate, satirically mythological opera "Die Liebe der Danae" (The Love of Danae) after a draft by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, the Salzburg Festival continues its series of operas by the Festival founders Hofmannsthal and Strauss with the Wiener Philharmoniker under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst.

"Krassimira Stoyanova is heading a truly supreme cast and emerges as the one in a thousand, the true Strauss lyric-dramatic soprano who can soar and swoop, working miracles on phrases that never stop coming.”
– The Artsdesk

“Alvis Hermanis’ colourful production brings oriental flair to Salzburg, his staging was spectacular above all else.”
– Opera Today

“Once more, this very rarely presented opera returned successfully on stage, leaving the audience with unforgettable impressive images embedded in soft romantic sound.“
– Opera Online

Original title Salzburg Festival 2016 - Richard Strauss: Die Liebe der Danae
Genre Opera
Recording location Salzburg Festival
Production year 2016
Duration 160 mins
Video format DVD: 16:9 – NTSC | Blu-ray: 1080/60i Full HD – 16:9
Audio format DVD: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, dts 5.1 | Blu-ray: PCM Stereo, dts-HD Master Audio 5.1
Production Company ORF, UNITEL, NHK
Co-Production Company Wiener Philharmoniker, Salzburg Festival
Composer Richard Strauss
Orchestra / Band Wiener Philharmoniker
Conductor Franz Welser-Möst
Choir Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor
Chorus Master Ernst Raffelsberger
Stage Director Alvis Hermanis
Soloist Krassimira Stoyanova (Danae), Tomasz Konieczny (Jupiter), Norbert Ernst (Merkur), Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Pollux), Regine Hangler (Xanthe), Gerhard Siegel (Midas), Mária Celeng (Semele), Olga Bezsmertna (Europa), Michaela Selinger (Alkmene), Jennifer Johnston (Leda)

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