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Beethoven: Fidelio (Haitink)

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Recorded at the Zurich Opera House in October, 2008
Certificate: N/A
Running Time: 149 mins
Retail Price: £24.99
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Content Type: Musical Recording

'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 Saccà as Florestan, Sandra Trattnigg as Marzelline and Christoph Strehl as Jaquino. This High Definition recording with true surround sound marks the start of an exciting new collaboration between Opus Arte and Opernhaus Zurich.

Don Fernando: Kresimir Strazanac
Don Pizarro: Lucio Gallo
Florestan: Roberto Sacca
Leonore: Melanie Diener
Rocco: Alfred Muff
Marzelline: Sandra Trattnigg
Jaquino: Christoph Strehl
First Prisoner: Boguslaw Bidzinski
Second Prisoner: Morgan Moody

Zurich Opera Orchestra
Zurich Opera Chorus
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Director: Katharina Thalbach

Recorded live at the Zurich Opera House in October 2008.

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Cast gallery

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Opus Arte

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