Monday, July 7, 2014

Anja Harteros sings the Final Scene from Capriccio

On June 19th, Anja Harteros joined Phillippe Jordan and the Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Paris in Vienna to sing a bit of Richard Strauss. On July 6th, Ö1 Radio broadcast a recording of that performance.

Here is the first half of that concert, which contains the Mondscheinmusik and the final scene from Capriccio (starting at about 33 minutes in.) Before welcoming Frau Harteros to the stage, the orchestra presented a sprightly performance of Bizet’s youthful symphony. While orchestral music usually is outside the realm of this blog, I do recommend listening to the Bizet and to the two Ravel Daphnis et Chloé Suites that follow the break.   


  1. Do you have - by any chance - a link for the first half of the broadcast? Unfortunately, I missed it! WOULD LOVE TO HEAR HARTEROS SINGING CAPRICCIO!!! Barak

    1. Ö1 Radio only archives for 7 days. In partial answer to your emai, I did not record the broadcast, and I don't know if anyone else did. I could check with the opera twitterati, The Capriccio final scene was all Frau Harteros sang on this particular program. I too, would love to hear her in this role, but for some reason, I've a feeling, given all the Verdi she's been focusing on, that we may not get to hear/see her in a full-length Capriccio.


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