Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos (In English; Opera Only) - Farrell, Dobbs, Crain, Conner, Oberlin; Scherman. 1958
Listen to a Sample:
- Eileen Farrell is glorious in the title role.
- Mattiwilda Dobbs' lush soprano adds an added dimension to the role of Zerbinetta without shortchanging any of the vocal fireworks.
- The recording also features counter-tenor Russell Oberlin in a rare turn as tenor in the role of Brighella.
- You may find yourself banging your head in frustration over the fact that Eileen Farrell didn't sing more Strauss in her career.
In English. The prologue was not included in this performance.