[ Virgin Classics / DVD ]
Release Date: Monday 20 September 2010
Suitable for General Audiences
Recorded in 2003 at New York's Metropolitan Opera, this sumptuous production of Ariadne auf Naxos presents divas Deborah Voigt and Natalie Dessay in the contrasting roles which embody the opera's themes.
"..two prima donnas [Voigt and Mentzer] at the peaks of their careers having fun with the liveliest Elijah Moshinsky production I've seen...Dessay slips between complex human truth and the commedia dell'arte character...[Voigt] reveals a talent for Dickensian comedy...altogether a great version to win new lovers to this gorgeous work." BBC Music