Strauss' Capriccio from the Paris National Opera

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Richard Strauss' <em>Capriccio</em> from the Paris National Opera.

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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