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Title Riders to the sea [videorecording] / a National Video Corporation Ltd. co-production in association with Radio Telefís Éireann ; by John Millington Synge ; set to music by Ralph Vaughan Williams ; produced & directed by Louis Lentin.

Imprint West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Storage DVD    B VAUG RS T90DVD    Available
Description 1 videodisc (44 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Opera in 1 act.
Vaughan Williams set Synge's play almost verbatim.
Program content c1988.
Credits Set design, Jay Clements ; stage manager, Maggie Fitzgerald ; video tape editor, Mark Esdale ; costume designer, Carol Bertera ; lighting director, Jim Kellett ; cameras, Dan O'Connell.
Performer Yvonne Brennan, Kathleen Tynan, Mary Sheridan de Brun, sopranos ; Sarah Walker, mezzo-soprano ; Hugh Mackey, baritone ; Martin Murphy, actor (as J.M. Synge) ; Radio Telefís Éireann Chamber Choir and Concert Orchestra ; Bryden Thomson, conductor.
Summary Opera set in a small Irish fishing village in the early 1900's, the opera explores the theme of human endurance in the face of the natural elements. Maurya, an elderly Irishwoman, has lost her husband, father-in-law, and 4 of her 6 sons at sea, and predicts that she will lose her 5th son to the same fate.
System Details DVD, region 1 full screen (4:3) presentation ; L-PCM sound.
Language Sung in English, optional English subtitles.
Subject Operas.
Genre/Form Filmed operas.
Added Author Lentin, Louis.
Clements, Jay.
Bertera, Carol.
Kellett, Jim, lighting director.
Walker, Sarah, 1943-
Brennan, Yvonne.
Tynan, Kathleen.
Mackey, Hugh.
De Brun, Mary Sheridan.
Murphy, Martin.
Thomson, Bryden.
Synge, J. M. (John Millington), 1871-1909. Riders to the sea.
Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958. Riders to the sea.
National Video Corporation.
Raidió Teilifís Éireann.
RTÉ Chamber Choir.
RTÉ Concert Orchestra.
Kultur International Films.
ISBN 9780769787442
Standard No. 032031439092
Music No. D4390 Kultur

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