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Title Die Liebe der Danae [videorecording] : joyful mythology in 3 acts / by Richard Strauss ; libretto by Josef Gregor, after motives by Hugo von Hofmannsthal ; Unitel Classica, Arthaus Musik presenting from the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Imprint [Leipzig] : Arthaus Musik, [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Storage DVD    B STRAU-R LD L80DVD    Available
Description 2 videodiscs (155 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (25 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Note Program notes and synopsis in English, German and French in container.
Bonus: behind the scenes, including interviews with Kirsten Harms and Andreas K.W. Meyer as well as backstage and rehearsal footage (22 min.)
Credits Stage director, Kirsten Harms ; stage designer, Bernd Damovsky; costume designer, Dorothea Katzer; lighting designer, Manfred Voss; dramaturgy, Andreas K.W. Meyer; video director, Myriam Hoyer.
Performer Manuela Uhl (Danae) ; Mark Delavan (Jupiter) ; Matthias Klink (Midas) ; Thomas Blondelle (Merkur) ; Burkhard Ulrich (Pollux) ; supporting soloists ; Orchestra and Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin ; Andrew Litton, conductor.
Event Recorded in performance at the Deutsche Opera Berlin, 2011.
Summary Strauss completed his second-to-last opera 'Die Liebe der Danae' in 1940. Written under war clouds, the 'merry mythology' based on an idea by von Hofmannsthal was given a provisional, by-invitation-only dress rehearsal premiere at the Salzburg Festival '44 the day before all theaters in the 'Reich' were closed by order of the Ministry of Propaganda.
System Details DVD, all regions, widescreen (16:9) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.0, PCM stereo.
Language Sung in German; optional subtitles in German, English, French, Spanish, Italian and Korean.
Subject Danaƫ (Greek mythology) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Filmed operas.
Added Author Strauss, Richard, 1864-1949. Liebe der Danae.
Gregor, Joseph, 1888-1960. Librettist.
Hofmannsthal, Hugo von, 1874-1929. Danae.
Uhl, Manuela. Performer.
Delavan, Mark. Performer.
Klink, Matthias. Performer.
Blondelle, Thomas, 1982- Performer.
Ulrich, Burkhard, 1968- Performer.
Litton, Andrew. Conductor.
Harms, Kirsten, 1956-
Damovsky, Bernd.
Katzer, Dorothea.
Voss, Manfred.
Meyer, Andreas K. W.
Hoyer, Myriam.
Deutsche Oper Berlin. Performer.
Unitel Classica (Firm)
Arthaus Musik (Firm)
Standard No. 807280158090
Music No. 101 580 Arthaus Musik

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