Emily Magee stars as Ariadne in this production of Strauss's tragicomic opera, with Christopher von Dohnanyi conducting the Orchester der Oper Zurich. Emily Magee, Elena Mosuo, Roberto Sacca, Michael Volle, and Michelle Breedt star in this 2006 Oper Zurich production of the Strauss opera conducted by Christoph Von Dohnanyi.
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The singing is magnificent, but the messing about with the story is unforgivable. Instead of being a delight, this production is a horror, and not only in having the composer shoot himself, then spend the rest of the opera as a zombie. The prologue is a mess, with people flopping to the floor without rhyme or reason. The Commedia characters are boring -- even Zerbinetta's aria, albeit beautifully sung, seems to take an eternity; in a good production, one is sorry when that aria ends ... but not this time. Poor Emily Magee spends the opera within the opera grimacing for the camera, and Saccŗ, singing superbly, wanders around lost. There is no logic at all to justify the ending. I am sorry I bought this one, and definitely do not recommend it. Buy the Levine or the Bohm (even though the latter is slightly murky B&W) in preference to this travesty.
By Thomas (Mandurang, Vic., Australia)
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Ariadne Auf Naxos film Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||7615105|
|Release Date||Feb 26, 2008|
|Recording Time||48 minutes|
|Additional Info||Widescreen; DTS Sound|
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