Die Fledermaus (2 CD) - Kiri Te Kanawa

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Die Fledermaus  (2 CD) - Kiri Te Kanawa
Composer: Johann Strauss
Release Date:  September 11, 2012
Conductor: Andre Previn
Artists:
Wolfgang Brendel
Kiri Te Kanawa
Tom Krause
Brigitte Fassbaender
Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Staatsopernchor
Label: Decca

“(Te Kanawa’s)...portrait of Rosalinde brings not only gloriously firm, golden sound, but vocal acting which shows her at her happiest and most uninhibited. This is a performance with real star quality…” – Gramophone

History

Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus

Johann Strauss’s beloved work, one of the jewels of the Golden Age of Viennese operetta, has long transcended its origins and become a staple of the operatic repertoire. It was first staged at Vienna’s Theater an der Wien in 1874. Twenty years later, a production at the Hamburg Opera, led by its chief conductor Gustav Mahler, helped raise its artistic status, and many major opera companies have presented Die Fledermaus since, including the Met, where it was first seen in 1905. A new production featuring a revised English libretto opens on New Year's Eve 2013.

 

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