Strauss R - Arabella (Georg Solti, Gundula Janowitz, Edita Gruberova) [2008 / 1977]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch), (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.87 Gb + 3.91 Gb (DVD9+DVD5)
Classical | Label: DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese | +3% Recovery | 189 min
All of Richard Strauss' stage works inhabit a special world of their own and Arabella is certainly no exception. Set amid the flamboyant aristocracy of 19th-century Vienna, the story centres on Arabella whose family fortunes have come to depend on her managing a wealthy man.
Determined to marry for love rather than riches, she encounters a mysterious and foreign nobleman in the form of Mandryka and after several romps, the opera ends positively on a blissful note… Gerald Fenech