[ Opus Arte Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc ]
Release Date: Sunday 20 March 2016
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Strauss's musically ravishing comic masterpiece is given a visual updating in director Richard Jones's stylish and 'gently subversive' Glyndebourne staging, one which offers 'a dreamlike distortion not just of Vienna's 18th-century past, but also of everything we know about reality' (Financial Times). Created to mark the 150th centenary of the composer's birth, the production is packed with energy and wit, its impeccable stagecraft by no means detracting from the first class singing which underpins, among others, Tara Erraught's 'touching' (Guardian) performance as Octavian, Kate Royal's 'most graceful of Marschallins' and Lars Woldt's 'pitch-perfect' Baron Ochs (Sunday Telegraph). Conductor Robin Ticciati brings clarity and detail to the score, infusing the music with spirit and humanity.
Extra Features: Robin Ticciati - Taking the Baton, The Trio, Sights and Smells of a Production and a cast gallery.
Running time: 191 minutes
Note: This Blu-ray Disc (BD) is not compatible with standard DVD players
"As one would expect from Jones, there's much that is striking in the staging...The LPO play with considerable virtuosity for Robin Ticciati, whose reading is clean and unsentimental. Straussians will no doubt want to see this production, and it certainly engages the brain. Go elsewhere...if you want a Rosenkavalier with heart." (Gramophone)