Janacek - The Makropulos Case | Warner - NVC Arts 2564636281

Janacek - The Makropulos Case

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Label: Warner - NVC Arts

Cat No: 2564636281

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 3rd February 2014

Contents

Artists

Anja Silja
Kim Begley
Victor Braun
Andrew Shore
Anthony Roden
Manuela Kriscak
Christopher Ventris
Robert Tear
Susan Gorton
Henry Waddington
Menai Davies
Jonathan Hinden
Glyndebourne Festival Opera
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Andrew Davis

Works

Janacek, Leos

The Makropulos Case

Artists

Anja Silja
Kim Begley
Victor Braun
Andrew Shore
Anthony Roden
Manuela Kriscak
Christopher Ventris
Robert Tear
Susan Gorton
Henry Waddington
Menai Davies
Jonathan Hinden
Glyndebourne Festival Opera
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Andrew Davis

About

The Makropulos Case focuses on the issue of longevity – the pros and cons of living for 337 years, as happens to the mysterious Emilia Marty, the sexually irresistible prima donna who has seen it all and done it all. Part grotesque human comedy, part profound personal tragedy, this opera examines the eternal mystery of human existence with uniquely life-enhancing vision.

Recorded live at Glyndebourne Festival Opera in August 1995 and re-mastered in high-definition from the original master tape.

Anja Silja's Emilia Marty in Makropulos at Glyndebourne is a nonpareil triumph… This is a near-perfect production by Nikolaus Lehnhoff” - Wall Street Journal

I am lost for superlatives… perhaps heart-stopping, soul shattering, out-of-body experience will have to do, to describe this brilliant new production” - The Spectator

Anja Silja…….an electrifying performance….a perfect example of just what video opera can and ought to be” - Opera Now

Cast:
- Emilia Marty: Anja Silja
- Albert Gregor: Kim Begley
- Baron Prus: Victor Braun
- Dr Kolenatý: Andrew Shore
- Vítek: Anthony Roden
- Kristina: Manuela Kriscak
- Janek: Christopher Ventris
- Hauk-Šendorf: Robert Tear
- Chambermaid: Susan Gorton
- Stage Hand: Henry Waddington
- Cleaner: Menai Davies
- Celeste: Jonathan Hinden

Director: Nikolaus Lehnhoff
Designer: Tobias Hoheisel
Lighting Designer: Mark Henderson
Directed for video by: Brian Large

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