Fierrabras of 1823 is the last of Franz Schubert’s stage works. Rarely performed to this day, this heroic-romantic opera has now been staged for the first time ever at the Salzburg Festival by famous director Peter Stein. Based on an old French 12th-century epic, the plot depicts the military conflict between Christians and Moors at the time of Charlemagne – as a backdrop to stories of love and friendship that prove to be stronger than war and hatred of otherness. The strong cast includes the “marvellously expressive miracle Dorothea Röschmann” (Die Zeit) and “Michael Schade, who exudes his exceptional tenor in Fierrabras’s heroic arias” (Der neue Merker). Under the energetic baton of lngo Metzmacher, the Vienna Philharmonic unfold “the melos, the poetry, the sweetness and the dramatic force of Schubert’s highly refined and atmospheric sound worlds” (Kleine Zeitung) in highly romantic fashion.

Additional Info

  • No: 730708
  • Composer: Franz Schubert
  • Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
  • Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Artists: Michael Schade, Julia Kleiter, Benjamin Bernheim, Dorothea Röschmann, Markus Werba, Georg Zeppenfeld, Staatsopernchor Wien
  • Production year: 2015-06
  • Run time: 02:54:00
  • Director: Staged by Peter Stein

Disc Infos

  • Subtitles: G (orig.), E, F, Sp, Chi, Kor, Jp
  • Booklet: E, G, F
  • No. of Discs: 2
  • Run time: 174 minutes
  • Disc Format: DVD 9
  • Picture: NTSC
  • Audio: PCM Stereo, PCM 5.1
  • Bonus Material: Making of Fierrabras
  • Subtitles Bonus: G (original language), E, F, Sp, Chi, Kor, Jp
  • Region Code: 0 (worldwide)
  • Price Code: CME 22
  • Item No.: 730708
  • UPC No.: 730804
  • Release Date: June 2015
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