DVD + Blu-Ray:
Weinberger – Spring Storms / Komische Oper Berlin
The “last operetta of the Weimar Republic” Spring Storms (Frühlingsstürme) newly reconstructed and staged by Barrie Kosky at the Komische Oper Berlin!
2.110677-78 / NBD0122V_Frühlingsstürme_BD cover © Audiovisual Division Naxos / Naxos Rights (Europe) Ltd / Oliver Becker
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Czech-born composer Jaromír Weinberger, best known for his opera Schwanda the Bagpiper, was forced to flee to America in order to escape Nazi terror. Frühlingsstürme, staged in 1933 but soon closed down by the Nazi government, was the last operetta of the Weimar Republic. It is filled with cultural complexity, combining serious operatic style with light comedy, and presents a thrilling story involving a doomed love affair set against war between Japan and Russia. This lavish production is staged by the award-winning Australian director Barrie Kosky.
Operetta in three acts (1933)
Libretto by Gustav Beer
Reconstructed and arranged by Norbert Biermann (b. 1968)
General Wladimir Katschalow STEFAN KURT Actor
Tatjana ALMA SADÉ Soprano
Lydia Pawlowska VERA-LOTTE BOECKER Soprano
Roderich Zirbitz DOMINIK KÖNINGER Baritone
Ito TANSEL AKZEYBEK Tenor
DANCERS and EXTRAS OF THE KOMISCHE OPER BERLIN
ORCHESTRA OF THE KOMISCHE OPER BERLIN
Conductor JORDAN DE SOUZA
Stage Director BARRIE KOSKY
Video Director GÖTZ FILENIUS
Filmed on 25 January 2020 at the Komische Oper Berlin, Germany
A production of the Komische Oper Berlin in cooperation with Naxos
[2.110677-78 / NBD0122V]
Total playing time: 154 minutes
Language: German · Subtitles: German, English, French, Japanese, Korean
DVD: NTSC 16:9 · PCM stereo and DTS 5.1 · 2 DVD 9 · Region: 0
BD: HD 16:9 · PCM stereo and DTS-MA 5.1 • · BD 50 · Region: A, B, C
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