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Annette Dasch - Die Gretchenfrage | The Crucial Question

Münchner Rundfunkorchester
Marc Piollet

Annette Dasch started her brilliant career as a winner of prestigious international singing competitions and is nowadays one of the most-sought-after singers. She is also noted for developing her own musical programmes. The star soprano gave an exceptional concert in 2011: taking as her theme “The crucial question”, Annette Dasch dedicated the programme to mythical female characters in desperate crisis situations, with works by Schubert, Verdi, Schumann, Berlioz and Gounod. Including “That is why music is the most important thing”, a portrait by Annette Schreier. The portrait follows Annette Dasch in her special season 2010/11 – with important debuts and changes in her privat life – in her time in Bayreuth, Geneva, Munich and Berlin, during rehearsals, in performances, and in preparations for her show “Annettes DaschSalon”.


Franz Schubert Excerpts from “Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus” | “Gretchen am Spinnrade” | “Ave Maria” Giuseppe Verdi Excerpts from “Composizioni da camera” | From “Otello”: Ave Maria, piena di grazia, Prayer of Desdemona Robert Schumann From “Genoveva”: O Du, der über alle wacht, Steil und steiler ragen die Felsen, Arias of Genoveva Hector Berlioz From “La Damnation de Faust”: D’amour l’ardente flamme, Aria of Marguerite Charles Gounod From “Faust”: Concert Waltz, Recitative, Song of the King of Thule and Jewel Aria of Marguerite

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Picture format
NTSC 16:9
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
dts 5.1
Total running time
120 mins
Details running time
90 mins, 30 mins (Portrait)
English, French, German
Booklet notes
English, French, German
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