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Solid gold

danaeThis week’s opera is Die Liebe der Danae, which adds another notch to our complete traversal of the works of Richard Strauss, and completes the series of broadcasts from the 2016 Salzburger Festspiele.  Krassimira Stoyanova, Tomasz Konieczny, and Norbert Ernst star; Franz Welser-Möst is on the podium. 

Truth be told, this is an opera which your alter Jungfer doesn’t know very well and, having engaged in a small battle with a door last week (the door won, resulting in a slight concussion; please don’t worry), we shall have to turn to better-informed Parterriani and the omnipotent Wikipedia to enlighten us further.

Photo: Salzburger Festspiele / Forster

  • Cicciabella

    The production still looks like a Hollywood epic version of The Abduction from the Seraglio. Looking forward to listening to this, especially Stoyanova.

    • Satisfied

      This production was the higlight of the last Salzburg season! Stoyanova was incredible and almost made the music look easy to sing. The Vienna Phil under Most were in amazing form all evening. I cannot wait to listen to this tomorrow at work!