Ep. 52 Arabella By Richard Strauss
Arabella delights with its lyric comedy and fascinates with its depth of psychological insight. This sixth and final collaboration between composer Richard Strauss and librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal, a society opera set in nineteenth century Vienna, continuously surprises as the story unfolds. Is that a trouser role or a humorous play on operatic convention? Exactly who is doing the plotting in this marriage plot? When is a glass of water more than just a glass of water? With special guest co-host Greg.