Claudio Abbado conducts R. Strauss and Wagner [electronic resource] : 2004 Lucerne Festival opening concert / EuroArts Music International ; Michael Beyer, director.

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2004 Lucerne Festival opening concert
[Place of publication not identified] : EuroArts Music International, [2004] , ©2004
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Lucerne Festival (2004)
1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 50 min.)) : sound, color
Songs (High voice) with orchestra.
Operas -- Excerpts.
Operas -- Excerpts.
Songs (High voice) with orchestra.
Internet videos.
Internet videos.
Sung in German.
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Renée Fleming and Claudio Abbado, Strauss and Wagner: a dream team for a memorable concert. For the opening of the Lucerne Festival in August 2004, Claudio Abbado chose the emotion of a voice. The whole realm of the possibilities offered by the voice are here: the melodic side of Richard Strauss's Four Last Songs and the operatic depth of the second act of Richard Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, performed in one go. On stage, shined a constellation of stars. First of all, the Lucerne Festival orchestra featuring world class soloists such as cellist Natalia Gutman or the clarinetist Sabine Meyer. The American soprano Renée Fleming opened the night with the Four Last Songs, the beauty of her sound and the modesty of her emotions offered a magnificent and refined vision of Richard Strauss's masterpiece. Tristan gathered the ideal casting with Violeta Urmana, Renée Pape and Mihoko Fujimara. The brightest star of the night was surely Claudio Abbado who weaved a soft and silky orchestral fabric, together with tremendous solos. Despite the nimbleness of the interpretation, the dramatic expression of Abbado's Tristan is fiery.
Four last songs, op. 150 / Richard Strauss
Tristan und Isolde. Act II / Richard Wagner.
Renée Fleming, soprano ; John Treleaven (Tristan) ; Violeta Urmana (Isolde) ; René Pape (King Marke) ; Mihoko Fujimura (Brangäne) ; Ralf Lukas (Melot) ; Peter Brechbühler (Kurwenal) ; Lucerne Festival Orchestra ; Claudio Abbado, conductor.
Recorded 2004 August KKL-Lucerne Festival Hall, Lucerne, Switzerland.
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Beyer, Michael, film director.
Fleming, Renée, singer.
Treleaven, John, 1950- singer.
Urmana, Violeta, singer.
Pape, René, singer.
Fujimura, Mihoko, singer.
Lukas, Ralf, singer.
Brechbühler, Peter, singer.
Abbado, Claudio, conductor.
EuroArts Music International GmbH, production company.
Schweizerisches Festspielorchester, instrumentalist.
Container of: Strauss, Richard, 1864-1949. Letzte Lieder.
Container of: Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Tristan und Isolde. Selections.
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