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Leoncavallo: Zazà from Theater an der Wien

With Ruggero Leoncavallo’s rarity Zazá, the Theater an der Wien scored a coup with the grandiose house debutante Svetlana Aksenova in the title role.

  • Leoncavallo: Zazà from Theater an der Wien | Copyright: © Unitel Edition / C Major Entertainment

    Leoncavallo: Zazà from Theater an der Wien © Unitel Edition / C Major Entertainment

  • Leoncavallo: Zazà from Theater an der Wien | Copyright: © Monika Rittershaus

    Leoncavallo: Zazà from Theater an der Wien © Monika Rittershaus

  • Leoncavallo: Zazà from Theater an der Wien | Copyright: © Monika Rittershaus

    Leoncavallo: Zazà from Theater an der Wien © Monika Rittershaus

Christof Loy delivers a striking staging of the Verismo drama and conductor Stefan Soltez spiritedly leads the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien through the highly acclaimed evening. “It would take a whole newspaper page to praise all the performers appropriately”, praises Der Standard. Of particular note is Svetlana Aksenova as Zazá who “suffers the whole spectrum from intimate affection to raging jealousy and mute despair”, Nikolai Schukoff (Milio) “shows himself as a daredevil and a depressed mourner”, Christopher Maltman as Cascart “leads energetically and touchingly his already lost fight for his beloved.” An evening worth seeing and hearing!

Original title Leoncavallo: Zazà from Theater an der Wien
Genre Opera
Recording location Theater an der Wien, September 2020
Duration 127 mins
Production Company A co-production of Unitel and ORF III in cooperation with Theater an der Wien and Vereinigte Bühnen Wien with the support of AGRANA
Composer Ruggero Leoncavallo
Orchestra / Band ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien
Conductor Stefan Soltész
Choir Arnold Schoenberg Chor
Chorus Master Erwin Ortner
Stage Director Christof Loy
Soloist Svetlana Aksenova, Nikolai Schukoff, Christopher Maltman, Enkelejda Shkosa

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