Richard Strauss: Capriccio

Richard Strauss: Capriccio

149 mins | Music | April 23, 2011

Renée Fleming is Countess Madeleine, the beautiful, enigmatic woman at the center of Strauss’s sophisticated “Conversation Piece for Music.” She is being courted by two men: Joseph Kaiser sings the composer, Flamand, and Russell Braun is Olivier, the poet. The stellar cast also includes Peter Rose as the theater director La Roche, Sarah Connolly as the actress Clairon, and Morten Frank Larsen as the Countess’s brother. John Cox’s elegant production places the action in the 1920s. Andrew Davis conducts.

Richard Strauss: Capriccio

149 mins | Music | April 23, 2011

Richard Strauss: Capriccio
Renée Fleming is Countess Madeleine, the beautiful, enigmatic woman at the center of Strauss’s sophisticated “Conversation Piece for Music.” She is being courted by two men: Joseph Kaiser sings the composer, Flamand, and Russell Braun is Olivier, the poet. The stellar cast also includes Peter Rose as the theater director La Roche, Sarah Connolly as the actress Clairon, and Morten Frank Larsen as the Countess’s brother. John Cox’s elegant production places the action in the 1920s. Andrew Davis conducts.
Producers The Metropolitan Opera, Decca
Original title Richard Strauss: Capriccio
Directors Gary Halvorson, John Cox, Peter McClintock
Writers Richard Strauss, Clemens Krauss

Cast

Renée Fleming

as The Countess

Sarah Connolly

as Clairon

Joseph Kaiser

as Flamand

Russell Braun

as Olivier

Peter Rose

as La Roche