Richard Strauss’ “Capriccio” from the Vienna State Opera … in Schenectady

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1:30 pm, 4:30 pm, and 7:30 pm • Wednesday, September 3rd 2014
Proctor’s Theater • Schenectady, NY

Richard Strauss’ Capriccio is described as an opera in one act, which for many of us implies the run time as being fairly short … or at least under an hour. Please note, however, Capriccio unfolds over the course of about two hours and 40 minutes or so.

Subtitled “A Conversation Piece for Music,” the one act opera being broadcast in HD at Proctor’s on Wednesday from the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), is a dramatization of Countess Madeleine dilemma as she is torn between two suitors:    Olivier, a poet   or   Flamand, a composer

Thus, the question is, “Which is the greater art, poetry or music?”

The opera is sung in German and features Renée Fleming as The Countess, Markus Eiche as Olivier, and Michael Schade as Flamand. The production is directed by Marco Arturo Marelli and conducted by Christoph Eschenbach.

With the summer season with its opera fare “officially” closed, yet the humidity continues to set it, this delightful production of Richard Strauss final opera seems like a great way to enjoy some air conditioning!

 

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    Wednesday, September 3rd 2014 at 1:30 pm

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    Wednesday, September 3rd 2014 at 4:30 pm

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