There is a land where all is pure, the land of death! ...Ariadne/ Are we not both women, and does the same heart not beat in both our breasts ? ...Zerbinetta
A new CD rooted firmly in the group's early music origins with some romantic and even twenty-first century sounds thrown in as well.
"Der Rosenkavalier" a well-conceived, artfully executed and delightful major undertaking.
"Der Rosenkavalier" has more cast members, more complex orchestral and vocal scoring, more rehearsals, and at four hours plus in duration -- just more!
Not just technical skill, but a real feeling and understanding of the music!
Classical music has a reputation for being very, very serious stuff. These five pieces reveal that some clever composers had a few tricks up their sleeves.
Cleveland Orchestra concertmaster William Preucil calls Richard Strauss "a great story teller."
As the Indiana University Summer Music Festival ramps up, we take a sneak peak at the Festival Orchestra concerts through the eyes of four student musicians.
Indiana University graduate Rachele Gilmore stars as the pesky Zerbinetta in the Indianapolis Opera’s production of Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos.
Swiss conductor Mario Venzago is will guest conduct the Indiana University Summer Music Festival 2009 Orchestra.