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See latest reviews of other albums..., November 2016

Sebastian Weigle is an outstanding Strauss conductor and the acclaimed Finnish soprano Camilla Nylund is a first-class Ariadne. Frankfurt’s Opera & Museum Orchestra is in fine form and the excellent soloists also include Claudia Mahnke (The Composer), Michael König (The Tenor/Bacchus) and Brenda Rae (Zerbinetta). © 2016 Read complete review

Richard Sininger
American Record Guide, July 2015

In recent years the forces of the Frankfurt Opera have recorded several operas, mostly under the baton of their music director Sebastian Weigle. Of their recordings I have heard, I find this Ariadne auf Naxos one of the most effective. © 2015 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide

Hugo Shirley
Gramophone, May 2015

This is a fluid and flexible account of the score, light on its feet in the comedy but also willing to explore the mysterious Hofmannsthalian depths. There’s plenty of detail to be heard in Oehms’s recording, with the chamber forces sounding unusually full-bodied—the playing from the Frankfurt Opern- und Museumsorchester is also excellent. © 2015 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone

Stephen Smoliar, February 2015

…Weigle has more than done justice to the skills that Strauss brought to his work on this score…this one definitely deserves attention. © 2015 Read complete review

Tim Ashley
The Guardian, February 2015

It’s superbly conducted…by Sebastian Weigle, whose understanding of the dramatic bifurcation between backstage vicissitudes and onstage magic is wonderfully acute. Read complete review

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