In this unjustly neglected late opera by Richard Strauss, the powerful god Jupiter and King Midas compete for the love of the beautiful Danae. The story of The Love of Danae (Die Liebe der Danae) is a Mozartean blend of comedy, romance, and drama on the themes of transformation and the acceptance of life’s changes, all brilliantly illuminated by Strauss’s orchestral mastery.
“Exhilarating and moving, ‘Danae’ has found its moment.”—The New York Times
Available through June 12, 2020.
Composed by Anton Rubinstein
Conducted by Leon Botstein, music director
Directed by Kevin Newbury