Renée Fleming (Arabella), Morten Frank Larsen (Mandryka), Julia Kleiter (Zdenka), Alfred Muff (Waldner), Cornelia Kallisch (Adelaide), Sen Guo (Fiakermilli), Johan Weigel (Matteo), Peter Straka (Elemer)
High Definition filming from the Zurich Opera in 2007.
Awards Issue 2008
“…Fleming looks fabulous, knows and can deliver good German, and can sing this role at least as well as anyone on the planet at the moment. But it's a shame that all concerned did not wait for a genuinely new production to preserve. This run-through of an old staging... is fluent and energetic... but it is not an evening pregnant with dramatic insight. In the pit Welser-Möst is an efficient, unemotional guide to the score...”
“Fleming truly makes an ideal Arabella, beautiful of person and voice, and with a natural freshness of characterization...Sets and costumes are admirably in period, and Welser-Most directs the orchestra with proper Straussian romantic warmth.”
“to be among the most powerful creative influences on opera in recent times”
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