BEETHOVEN, L. van: Fidelio (Zurich Opera, 2008)

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Fidelio, Op. 72
Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b

Date of Production: 11-10-2008
Venue: Opernhaus Zurich
Playing Time: 02:10:38
Catalogue Number: OA1023D
UPC: 809478010234

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Translucence, transparency – warmth are the qualities identified by Bernard Haitink as necessary for an ideal sound performance of Beethoven's only opera, and all are present in this fantastic recording of Katharina Thalbach's new production for Opernhaus Zurich. Haitink conducts the Zurich Opera Orchestra in a magnificent performance in which Leonore Overture No. 3 provides an interlude between the two scenes of the second act, following a tradition started by Gustav Mahler. German soprano Melanie Diener, in the role of Leonore, leads a brilliant cast including Alfred Muff as Rocco, Roberto Sacca as Florestan, Sandra Trattnigg as Marzelline and Christoph Strehl as Jaquino.

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