Strauss' Capriccio from the Paris National Opera

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Richard Strauss' 'Capriccio' from the Paris National Opera. Richard Strauss' Capriccio from the Paris National Opera. (Elisa Haberer)

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Forget about the chicken and the egg. Richard Strauss' last opera revolves around a question that's even more elemental, at least in the world of musical theater: Which should take precedence — the words or the music?

Cast:

Conductor: Philippe Jordan

Countess: Michaela Kaune 

La Clairon: Michaela Schuster

Flamand: Joseph Kaiser

Olivier: Adrian Eröd

Count: Bo Skovhus

La Roche: Peter Rose

Monsier Taupe: Ryland Davies

Paris National Opera Orchestra

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Comments [1]

Kenneth Bennett Lane, Lake Hiawatha, NJ from Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute, Boonton, NJ

I meant to write TWO NOBLE KINSMEN written in 1613, one year after his HENRY THE EIGHTH.
Shakespeare when he died in 1616, on his 52nd birthday April 23rd, was still mentally alert.
In those days 52 years old was like its equivalency today would be 100 years old. Few make it that far.

Jun. 16 2013 10:33 PM

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