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Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier

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Adrianne Pieczonka, Angelika Kirschlager, Miah Persson, Franz Hawlata, and Franz Grundheber star in this 2004 Salzberger Festspiele production of the Strauss opera with Semyon Bychkov conducting the Vienna Philharmonic.

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  • Actors: Adrianne Pieczonka, Franz Hawlata, Angelika Kirchschlager, Miah Persson, Semyon Bychkov
  • Directors: Robert Carsen, Brian Large
  • Writers: Hugo von Hoffmanstahl, Richard Strauss
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Classical, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: German (Dolby Digital 5.1), German (DTS 5.1), German (PCM Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Arthaus
  • DVD Release Date: May 25, 2010
  • Run Time: 190 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003E113IK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,852 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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[This DVD was previously released in 2006 on TDK. The following is my review from then.]

Salzburg Festival opera productions in the last few years have been infected with some of the worst of the Regietheater mystique and one comes to this DVD of a live performance at the 2004 production with some trepidation. But any concerns about how this opera could be Eurotrashed by the stage director are mostly set aside in the first two acts which, although updated to pre-World War I Vienna, have little to shock or unsettle the traditional opera fan. In the third act, though, we encounter some things that will upset some, amuse others. Instead of being set in the libretto's called-for 'inn', the act occurs in a brothel and there is a fair amount of frontal nudity and lascivious behavior to behold, although in fairness it is played for laughs and that mostly comes off. It certainly doesn't strike one as particularly erotic. However, the final scene is grievously miscalculated. After the Marschallin's noble gesture in which she urges Octavian leave her, follow his heart and go to Sophie, in the scene that includes the justly admired Trio, Octavian and Sophie follow with their Schubertian Duet by making out rather graphically on a huge bed (which, interestingly, recalls the bed in the Marschallin's boudoir in Act I) so that when the Marschallin and Sophie's father return (between the two verses of the duet) they walk past the grappling couple with nary a comment except the libretto's 'young people are like that' (Faninal) and 'ja, ja' (the Marschallin). Give me a break. Even in the decadence of pre-war Vienna it wouldn't have occurred that way.
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By Todd Kay on September 18, 2010
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A mixture of cheers and boos is the audience's verdict on Robert Carsen's notorious "ROSENKAVALIER in Red" for Salzburger Festspiele 2004, sets and costumes by Peter Pabst, lighting (characteristically stunning) by Carsen himself and Peter van Praet, directed for video by the omnipresent Brian Large.

We live in an era of opera production in which we often seem to be presented with two stark choices. There are the would-be innovations of Regietheater, in which the director has imposed a personal view on a beloved opera, one perhaps telling us more about him (or her) than what the composer and librettist intended. In the best cases, these stagings can be fresh, thoughtful, and invigorating. In the worst, they border on send-up, with the work of superior creative minds trivialized for puerile shocks; a self-consciously modern or postmodern auteur working out his own psychological issues on the audience's time and dime, sometimes to the visible or documented embarrassment of the singers/actors. At the other extreme, there is the "traditional" approach. This can be ideal for a newcomer to a particular opera, and even the connoisseur can find the best such stagings beautiful and refreshing. In the worst cases of traditionalism, the stagings are simply limp. The director gives the impression of believing that anything resembling thought can have been done a century or more in advance of his arrival on the scene. He need only faithfully realize what is in the book, as if putting together a piece of office furniture with the supplied Allen wrench and screws. Opera buffs tend to be passionate to their own taste, and will try to make you feel that you too must line up behind one or the other extreme, as if this is Bleeding Kansas or Roe v. Wade. In fact, it need not be that stark.
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