Contemporary British Operas | Opus Arte OA1189BD

Contemporary British Operas

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OA1189BD

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 4

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 1st June 2015

Contents

Artists

John Tomlinson
Johan Reuter
Christine Rice
Andrew Watts
Philip Langridge
Eva-Maria Westbroek
Gerald Finley
Alan Oke
Susan Bickley
Christopher Purves
Barbara Hannigan
Bejun Mehta
Victoria Simmonds
Allan Clayton
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductors

Antonio Pappano
George Benjamin

Works

Benjamin, George

Written on skin

Birtwistle, Harrison

The Minotaur

Turnage, Mark-Anthony

Anna Nicole

Artists

John Tomlinson
Johan Reuter
Christine Rice
Andrew Watts
Philip Langridge
Eva-Maria Westbroek
Gerald Finley
Alan Oke
Susan Bickley
Christopher Purves
Barbara Hannigan
Bejun Mehta
Victoria Simmonds
Allan Clayton
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductors

Antonio Pappano
George Benjamin

About

This collection celebrates the best of contemporary British opera, bringing together three acclaimed Royal Opera House productions: Harrison Birtwistle and David Harsent’s The Minotaur, a gripping, visceral drama based on the legendary bull-headed creature of Greek mythology; Anna Nicole, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Richard Thomas’s punchy yet compassionate morality tale exploring the doomed life of the eponymous Playboy model; and the sensuously beautiful Written on Skin, George Benjamin and Martin Crimp’s revenge opera which puts an otherworldly spin on its dark, medieval storyline.

Striking sets, innovative staging, compelling performances and consummate conducting – with Music Director Antonio Pappano at the orchestral helm for The Minotaur and Anna Nicole – unite these three very different but equally captivating operas, making for a collection rich in dramatic tension and first-class music making.

Contents:
Birtwistle: THE MINOTAUR (2008)
Cast:
- John Tomlinson: The Minotaur
- Johan Reuter: Theseus
- Christine Rice: Ariadne
- Andrew Watts: Snake Priestess
- Philip Langridge: Hiereus
The Royal Opera Chorus, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Antonio Pappano
Stage Director: Stephen Langridge

Turnage: ANNA NICOLE (2011)
Cast:
- Eva-Maria Westbroek: Anna Nicole
- Gerald Finley: The Lawyer Stern
- Alan Oke: Old Man Marshall
- Susan Bickley: Virgie
The Royal Opera Chorus, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Antonio Pappano
Stage Director: Richard Jones

Benjamin: WRITTEN ON SKIN (2013)
Cast:
- Christopher Purves: The Protector
- Barbara Hannigan: Agnès
- Bejun Mehta: Angel 1/The Boy
- Victoria Simmonds: Angel 2/Marie
- Allan Clayton: Angel 3/John
The Royal Opera Chorus, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / George Benjamin
Stage Director: Katie Mitchell

Running Time: 265 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT

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