Schubert’s stage works unfortunately lead a shadowy existence in comparison to his instrumental works and songs. This recording of the Salzburg Festival shows how completely unjustified this is. Here – for the first time in the history of the festival – Schubert’s last composition for the stage was performed: Fierrabras.

None less than Peter Stein directed this magnificent, one might say opulent production of Fierrabras, which shines with stage stars such as Michael Schade and Dorothea Röschmann as well as with the fantastic Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of Ingo Metzmacher.

This production shoots from a standing start to the top of the Fierrabras-Reference and is therefore an inevitable “must have” for every lover of romantic opera!

  • Director: Peter Schönhofer
  • Production: UNITEL
  • Broadcaster: 3sat, ZDF
  • Released on: Blu-ray
  • Year of production: 2014