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Title Król Roger [videorecording] / Karol Szymanowski ; libretto, Karol Szymanowski and Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz, inspired by Euripides' The Bacchae ; director, Kasper Holten.

Publication Info. London : Opus Arte, [2015]
©2015

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Description 1 videodisc (88 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
performed music prm rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
digital optical stereo surround rda
1.4 m/s
NTSC rda
video file DVD video all regions rda
System Details DVD, all regions, anamorphic widescreen (16:9 anamorphic) presentation; LPCM 2.0, DTS Digital surround 5.1.
Language Sung in Polish, optional English, French, German, Japanese and Korean subtitles.
Note Title from container.
Opera in 3 acts.
Performer Mariusz Kwiecien (King Roger II of Sicily) ; Georgia Jarman (Roxana) ; Saimir Pirgu (Shepherd) ; Kim Begley (Edrisi) ; Alan Ewing (Archbishop) ; Agnes Zwierko (Deaconess) ; Royal Opera Chorus ; Renato Balsadonna, chorus director ; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House ; conductor, Antonio Pappano.
Credits Steffen Aarfing, designs ; Jon Clark, lighting design ; Luke Halls, video designs ; Cathy Marston, choreography ; John Lloyd Davies, dramaturg ; Ian Russell, video director.
Event Filmed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Note Program notes and synopsis by John Lloyd Davies in English with French and German translations (19 pages) inserted in container.
Summary Karol Szymanowski's masterpiece powerfully presents the dilemmas of culture versus nature and man versus beast, and movingly depicts King Roger's inner struggles as he moves from an impossible life of repressed desires to the other extreme, giving in to his own demons.
Note Extra features (17 min.): Director's commentary ; Introduction to "Król Roger" ; The sets ; The music ; Cast gallery.
Subject Roger II, King of Sicily, 1095-1154 -- Drama.
Genre/Form Filmed operas.
Added Author Szymanowski, Karol, 1882-1937, librettist.
Iwaszkiewicz, Jarosław, 1894-1980, librettist.
Holten, Kasper, 1973- director.
Kwiecie, Mariusz, 1972- performer.
Jarman, Georgia, performer.
Pirgu, Saimir, performer.
Begley, Kim, performer.
Ewing, Alan, performer.
Zwierko-Wiercioch, Agnieszka, performer.
Aarfing, Steffen, 1955- set designer, costume designer.
Clark, Jon (Lighting designer), lighting designer.
Halls, Luke, video designer.
Marston, Cathy, choreographer.
Lloyd Davies, John, 1960-
Russell, Ian (Film director), director of photography.
Balsadonna, Renato, conductor.
Pappano, Antonio, 1959- conductor.
Inspired by: Euripides. Bacchae
Container of (work): Szymanowski, Karol, 1882-1937. Król Roger
Opus Arte (Firm), film distributor.
Royal Opera House (London, England). Chorus, singer.
Royal Opera House (London, England). Orchestra, instrumentalist.
ISBN 9786316327956 : DVD 29.99
6316327951 : DVD 29.99
Standard No. 809478011613
Music No. OA1161D Opus Arte

 
    
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