One-act opera premiered in 1909
Famous for its "Dance of the Seven Veils", infamous at the time of its release
A reworking of the Greek myth of Ariadne and Bacchus
Takes place in the 1740's, in the first years of the reign of Empress Maria Therese in Vienna
Considered to be Strauss' finest operatic work, but it is rarely produced
German composer of orchestral and operatic works; best known for his "tone poems"
(1912) Based on the Greek myth of Ariadne and Bacchus.
(1905) From a translation of Oscar Wilde's play.
1864-1949; composer of tone poems and operas
First three to texts by Hermann Hesse (1948)
Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano, George Solti; Decca, 1999
Philadelphia Orchestra; Sony, 1960
Georg Solti, Vienna Philharmonic; Decca, 1999
Berlin Radio Symphony, George Szell; remastered, EMI, 1999