Director: Brian Large
Distributor: C Major Entertainment
Length: 150 mins.
16:9 shot in 1080i HD | stereo
© 2014, a BFMI production for Unitel Classica in co-production with ORF/3sat in cooperation with Osterfestspiele Salzburg
Op­era in three acts by Richard Strauss
Lib­retto by Hugo von Hof­mannsth­al

This is Ms. Flem­ing and Mr. Hampson’s first time per­form­ing to­geth­er in its en­tirety in Richard Strauss’ Ar­a­bella, a high­light of the 2014 Salzburg East­er Fest­iv­al. The Fest­iv­al per­form­ances of Strauss’ mu­sic cel­eb­rate the 150th an­niversary of the com­poser’s birth. On top of that, Ar­a­bella was writ­ten for the Staat­skapelle and first per­formed in Dresden - Chris­ti­an Thiele­mann leads the Staat­skapelle Dresden and Florentine Klep­per dir­ects this new pro­duc­tion, which stun­ningly cap­tures Vi­enna’s Golden Age.

Ms. Flem­ing re­ceived rave re­views for her pre­vi­ous por­tray­als of Ar­a­bella, which “she sang with the plush sound, sub­lime lyr­i­cism and dra­mat­ic sub­tlety that have en­deared her to op­era lov­ers” (New York Times) and her sig­na­ture “ … creamy sop­rano tone … fills the soar­ing lyr­ic­al phrases.” (Op­era News)
Renée Fleming, Arabella
Thomas Hampson, Mandryka
Albert Dohmen, Count Waldner
Gabriela Beňačková, Countess Adelaide
Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, Zdenka
Daniel Behle, Matteo
Benjamin Bruns, Count Elemer
Derek Welton, Count Dominik
Steven Humes, Count Lamoral
Daniela Fally, The Fiakermilli
Jane Henschel, Fortune-teller

Florentine Klepper, stage director
Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Wolfram Tetzner, chorus master
Staatskapelle Dresden
Christian Thielemann, conductor