Arabella - Gran Teatre del Liceu (2014) - Arabella - Gran Teatre del Liceu (2014)

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Arabella marked the return of Richard Strauss to comedies with a Viennese backcloth, like his most famous work, The Knight of the Rose. Here we see love mingling with self-interest in the decadent atmosphere of 1860s Austria. The debt-ridden Count Waldner wants to marry his daughter off to some suitor who can rescue the family from poverty. And the fairy tale seems about to come true when Mandryka, a rich foreigner, asks for Arabella's hand... Strauss, who attached great importance to the literary quality of the text, had to complete the music without help from his great librettist, the writer Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Arabella did not reach the Liceu until three decades after its world premiere but, to make up for the delay, the production starred a young soprano who was making her Liceu debut: Montserrat Caballé. Now Christof Loy has made a fascinating production of the work.

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Schedule

November 17, 2014 20:00:00

November 20, 2014 20:00:00

November 23, 2014 18:00:00

November 26, 2014 20:00:00

November 29, 2014 20:00:00

Casting

Christof Loy

Antoni Ros-Marbà

Alfred Reiter

Doris Soffel

Anne Schwanewilms

Ofelia Sala

James Rutherford

Michael Volle

Will Hartmann

Thomas Piffka

Roger Smeets

Torben Jürgens

Susanne Elmark

Ursula Hesse Von Den Steinen

Joan Prados

Frieder Stricker

Miquel Rosales

Theodor Rulfs

Work's characters list

Director

Conductor

Graf Waldner

Adelaide

Arabella

Zdenka

Mandryka

Mandryka

Matteo

Graf Elemer

Graf Dominik

Graf Lamoral

Fiakermilli

Kartenlegerin

Welko

Ein Zimmerkellner

Djura

Jankel

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