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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 2008 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 Saccà as Florestan, Sandra Trattnigg as Marzelline and Christoph Strehl as Jaquino. This High Definition recording with true surround sound marks the start of the exciting collaboration between Opus Arte and Opernhaus Zurich.
Melanie Diener (Leonore)
Roberto Saccà (Florestan)
Sandra Trattnigg (Marzelline)
Alfred Muff (Rocco)
Lucio Gallo (Don Pizarro)
Zurich Opera Chorus & Orchestra; Bernard Haitink
Stage Director: Katherina Thalbach
Catalogue Number: OA1023D
Date of Performance: 2008
Running Time: 149 minutes
Sound: 2.0 PCM & 5.0 DTS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic
Subtitles: EN, FR, E, ES
Label: Opus Arte
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