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Title Semele [videorecording] / by George Frideric Handel ; libretto, William Congreve ; from the Zürich Opera House.

Imprint London : Decca, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    B HAND SEM C23DVD    Available
Description 2 videodiscs (154 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Opera in 3 acts.
Program notes and synopsis in English, German and French in container.
Contents DVD 1. Acts 1 & 2 -- DVD 2. Act 3.
Credits Stage production, Robert Carsen ; set and costume design, Patrick Kinmonth ; lighting design, Robert Carsen, Peter van Praet ; TV director, Felix Breisach.
Performer Cecilia Bartoli (Semele) ; Charles Workman (Jupiter) ; Birgit Remmert (Juno) ; Liliana Nikiteanu (Ino) ; Anton Scharinger (Cadmus/Somnus) ; Thomas Michael Allen (Athamas) ; Isabel Rey (Iris) ; Chorus of the Opernhaus Zurich ; Orchestra La Scintilla of the Zurich Opera ; William Christie, conductor.
Event Recorded Jan. 2007 at the Zurich Opera House.
Summary "Live from the Zurich Opera House, Cecilia Bartoli stars in the virtuouso title role of Handel's drama of ambition, vanity and seduction. Now one of Handel's most popular operas, Semele contains some of his best vocal music, including 'Where'er you walk' and the show-stopping 'mirror aria' 'Myself I shall adore', in which Semele spectacularly serenades her own reflection"-- Container.
System Details DVD, all regions, anamorphic widescreen (aspect ratio 16:9) presentation; LPCM stereo, DTS 5.0 surround.
Language Sung in English, with optional English, German, French, Spanish or Chinese subtitles.
Subject Operas.
Genre/Form Filmed operas
Added Author Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759.
Congreve, William, 1670-1729. Librettist.
Bartoli, Cecilia. Performer.
Workman, Charles. Performer.
Remmert, Birgit. Performer.
Nikiteanu, Liliana. Performer.
Scharinger, Anton. Performer.
Allen, Thomas Michael, 1965- Performer.
Rey, Isabel, 1966- Performer.
Christie, William (William Lincoln) Conductor.
Carsen, Robert.
Kinmonth, Patrick.
Praet, Peter van.
Breisach, Felix.
Opernhaus Zürich. Chor. Performer.
Scintilla (Musical group) Performer.
Decca Record Company.
Standard No. 044007433232
Music No. 074 3323 Decca

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