Andre Tchaikowsky - The Merchant of Venice (Blu-ray) | Euroarts 2072704

Andre Tchaikowsky - The Merchant of Venice (Blu-ray)

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Label: Euroarts

Cat No: 2072704

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 1st September 2014

Contents

Artists

Richard Angas
Christopher Ainslie
Charles Workman
Adrian Clarke
Norman Patzke
David Stout
Jason Bridges
Adrian Erod
Kathryn Lewek
Magdalena Anna Hofmann
Verena Gunz
Hanna Herfurtner
Juliusz Kubiak
Elliot Lebogang Mohlamme
Wiener Symphoniker

Conductor

Erik Nielsen

Works

Tchaikowsky, Andre

The Merchant of Venice

Artists

Richard Angas
Christopher Ainslie
Charles Workman
Adrian Clarke
Norman Patzke
David Stout
Jason Bridges
Adrian Erod
Kathryn Lewek
Magdalena Anna Hofmann
Verena Gunz
Hanna Herfurtner
Juliusz Kubiak
Elliot Lebogang Mohlamme
Wiener Symphoniker

Conductor

Erik Nielsen

About

Composer Andre Tchaikowsky first made his mark in Great Britain as a concert pianist. Despite his immense success, Tchaikowsky's real passion was for composition. The Merchant of Venice, after William Shakespeare's play of that name, was to remain his only opera.

The score is intricate and dark, with moments of both brutality and lyricism, not to mention flashes of acerbic wit. It defies attribution to any one definite style of 20th-century composition, intelligently drawing on Benjamin Britten, Igor Stravinsky and Claude Debussy.

The tried and trusted team behind Keith Warner and an elite cast make the posthumous premiere at this year's Bregenz Festival "a restitution to remember" (London Telegraph).

Cast:
- Duke of Venice: Richard Angas
- Antonio: Christopher Ainslie
- Bassanio: Charles Workman
- Salerio: Adrian Clarke
- Solanio: Norman Patzke
- Gratiano: David Stout
- Lorenzo: Jason Bridges
- Shylock: Adrian Erod
- Jessica: Kathryn Lewek
- Portia: Magdalena Anna Hofmann
- Nerissa: Verena Gunz
- A boy: Hanna Herfurtner
- Prince of Aragon: Juliusz Kubiak
- Prince of Morocco: Elliot Lebogang Mohlamme

"Under the direction of soundscaper Erik Nielsen this opera sounds wonderfully brilliant, light-footed, with comedic swing" - Die Zeit

This is the World Premiere of the opera.

Picture format: 1080i Full HD 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio 5.0
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, German, French, Polish
Booklet notes: English, German
Running time: 160 mins performance + 45 mins documentary
German FSK: 0
Worldwide available

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