Fidelio - Beethoven - Opernhaus Zürich 2008 (2009)

01/01/2009 (CH) Music 2h 29m

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Translucence, transparency – warmth’ are the qualities identified by Bernard Haitink as necessary for an ideal sound performance of Beethoven's only opera, and all are present in this fantastic recording of Katharina Thalbach's 2008 production for Opernhaus Zurich. Haitink conducts the Zurich Opera Orchestra in a magnificent performance in which Leonore Overture No. 3 provides an interlude between the two scenes of the second act, following a tradition started by Gustav Mahler. German soprano Melanie Diener, in the role of Leonore, leads a brilliant cast including Alfred Muff as Rocco, Roberto Saccà as Florestan, Sandra Trattnigg as Marzelline and Christoph Strehl as Jaquino. This High Definition recording with true surround sound marks the start of the exciting collaboration between Opus Arte and Opernhaus Zurich.

  1. Katharina Thalbach

    Director

  2. Georg Friedrich Treitschke

    Writer

  3. Joseph von Sonnleithner

    Writer

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Fidelio - Beethoven - Opernhaus Zürich 2008

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