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