Johann Strauss son, The Gypsy Baron 150′
Recording of the performance from Volksoper Wien
Directed by Peter Lund, scenography by Ulrike Reinhard
Performers: Lucian Krasznec, Kurt Rydl, Anita Götz, Regula Rosin, David Sitka, Kristiane Kaiser, Martina Mikelic, Marco Di Sapia, Boris Eder
Strauss’s music needs no recommendation. Duets and arias from The Gypsy Baron, with the aria Als flotter Geist at the top, live their own stage life.
In the traditional staging of Baron, gypsy temperament intertwines with Viennese elegance. In the Volksoper, the staging and scenography are controversial. However, their combination with Strauss’s music may have a hidden meaning. We have already seen The Gypsy Baron in a classical realisation.