The star-laden cast includes soprano Renèe Fleming, baritone Thomas Hampson, Albert Dohmen, and Gabriela Beaková.
2014 marks a year of celebration recognizing the 150th birthday year of the German late-Romantic orchestral, operatic and lied master composer, Richard Strauss (1864-1949). Arabella (premiered 1933, Dresden) was the last of the half dozen Strauss works to feature a libretto by the great Austrian writer Hugo von Hofmannsthal. This production, from the most recent Salzburg Easter Festival is, after Capriccio, the second of three Richard Strauss operas C Major is releasing in honor of the composers birth, life and work. With Christian Thielemann and the Staatskapelle Dresden, the music of Richard Strauss is in the best of hands.
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