Salzburger Festspiele: 2016 Richard Strauss Die 2017 (Blu-ray) DTS-HD Master Audio Release Date 7/21/2017
Franz Welser-Möst Wiener Philharmoniker · Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor Krassimira Stoyanova (Danae) · Tomasz Konieczny (Jupiter) · Norbert Ernst (Merkur) · Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Pollux) ·
Regine Hangler (Xanthe) · Gerhard Siegel (Midas) · Mária Celeng (Semele) · Olga Bezsmertna (Europa) · Michaela Selinger (Alkmene) · Jennifer Johnston (Leda) Stage design by Alvis Hermanis With Richard Strauss’ penultimate, satirically mythological opera Die Liebe der Danae (The Love of Danae) after a draft by Hugo von Hofmannsthal the Salzburg Festival continues its series of operas by the Festival founders Hofmannsthal and Strauss with the Wiener Philharmoniker under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst. Krassimira Stoyanova is heading a truly supreme cast and emerges as the “one in a thousand, the true Strauss lyric-dramatic soprano who can soar and swoop, working miracles on phrases that never stop coming” (The Artsdesk). Alvis Hermanis’ colorful production brings oriental flair to Salzburg, his “staging was spectacular above all else” (Opera Today). “Once more, this very rarely presented opera returned successfully on stage, leaving the audience with unforgettable impressive images embedded in soft romantic sound.“ (Opera Online).