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Salzburger Festspiele 2016 - Strauss: Die Liebe der Danae

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21 Jul 2017

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Other participants: Franz Welser-Möst, Wiener Philharmoniker, Krassimira Stoyanova, Tomasz Konieczny, Norbert Ernst, Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, Regine Hangler, Gerhard Siegel, Mária Celeng, Olga Bezsmertna, Michaela Selinger, Jennifer Johnston; Ernst Raffelsberger, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor

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’ colourful 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).