Wednesday, August 5, 2015

"O welche Lust": Fidelio from Salzburg

Highlight of the festival by Salzach: Salzburger Festspiele broadcasts the new Claus Guth's production of Beethoven's "Fidelio" live on 13th August 2015 at 20.15 (CET) on ORF2 & Classica. At the same time also provides a live stream for free through their website, but only for viewers outside of Germany. Also a delayed broadcast on the 22nd of August at 20.15 (CET) on 3sat.
With Jonas Kaufmann & Adrianne Pieczonka on the main roles, this event is already guaranteed to be this year's festival highlight. Wiener Philharmoniker play under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst. Claus Guth promised an interesting and unconventional interpretation of the freedom opera.
The audio recording from the premiere is available for a limited time here.
Auf deutsch: Jonas Kaufmann's interview about his new Puccini album, revisiting the role of Florestan and the current Salzburger production here.

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