R strauss: ariadne auf naxos, op60 / prologue - du allmächtiger gott anne sofie von otter, ben heppner, natalie dessay, deborah voigt, albert dohmen, michael howard, staatskapelle dresden & giuseppe sinopoli. During the metropolitan opera's presentation of strauss's ''ariadne auf naxos'' five years ago, the performances of deborah voigt, natalie dessay and susanne mentzer were so ecstatically received. Natalie dessay (french: [natali dəsɛ] born 19 april 1965) is a french opera singer who had a highly acclaimed career as a coloratura soprano before leaving the opera stage on 15 october 2013.
Natalie dessay / james levine / de - richard strauss: ariadne auf nuovo dvd see more like this results matching fewer words leave your sleep by natalie merchant (cd, 2010, 2 discs, nonesuch. Conductor james levine's previous two casts, on deutsche grammophon cd and dvd, were going to be hard to equal, but by and large these singers of 2003 are no less worthy of his lustrous support the ardent suzanne mentzer's composer, taking time to warm to her outbursts, may not be a composer to. Arkivmusic newsletter new release alerts arkivcd reissue alerts opera & vocal alerts.
Ariadne auf naxos (ariadne on naxos), op 60, is an opera by richard strauss with a german libretto by hugo von hofmannsthal combining slapstick comedy and consummately beautiful music, the opera's theme is the competition between high and low art for the public's attention. Dessay almost convinces that the booklet essay is right in the astonishing assertion that [e]ven now, when it is to be heard frequently in all the world's major houses, it is clear that [ariadne auf naxos's] popularity is due almost entirely to the jaw-dropping virtuoso display piece grossmächtige prinzessin. This cd-set is marked by a remarkable rendition by natalie dessay i have long been impressed with edith gruberova's performance in the leontyne price/solti recording of ariadne form the 1970s, an amazing display of artistic and technical ability.
Recorded in 2003 at the 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: the deserted princess ariadne, a 'one-man woman' who believes in loyalty unto death, and the flirtatious comedienne zerbinetta, who takes a more pragmatic attitude to love and to life. This is a list of recordings of ariadne auf naxos, an opera by richard strauss with a german-language libretto by hugo von hofmannsthalthe work was first performed at the hoftheater in stuttgart on 25 october 1912. Ariadne auf naxos, grossmächtige prinzessin candide (opera house version), glitter and be gay orphée aux enfers, 'orpheus in the underworld', il m'a semblé sur mon épaule.
Natalie dessay (soprano) orchester der wiener staatsoper, wiener philharmoniker, orchestre & chœurs de l'opéra de lyon, les arts florissants, orchestre & chœurs de l'opéra national de paris, symphony orchestra & chorus of the gran teatre del liceu, london philharmonic orchestra. Richard strauss, giuseppe sinopoli, staatskapelle dresden, deborah voigt, natalie dessay, anne sofie von otter, ben heppner, albert dohmen, romuald pekny, klaus florian vogt - strauss: ariadne auf naxos - amazoncom music. I've decided to upload some videos of natalie's performances, even though they already are on youtube, but with english subtitles, because when i'm watching.
Natalie dessay sings thrillingly as zerbinetta and her physical acting and fun presence makes her performance just as much from a dramatic standpoint also susan graham is a firm and very poignant composer, while diana damrau and alice coote are also very appealing. Natalie dessay's voice is as distinctive as they come these days, a high, bell-clear but unusually colourful coloratura soprano, with apparently no limits to its virtuosity she swoops and soars her way through these heady strauss extracts, equally at home in the filigree arabesquing of zerbinetta's aria from ariadne auf naxos and the pure. Deborah voigt stars as ariadne, the mythical heroine abandoned on the island of naxos by her lover, and richard margison is bacchus, the young god who eventually takes her away to a new life the spectacular natalie dessay as zerbinetta leads the troupe of comedians who unsuccessfully try to cheer ariadne up.