American Operas (DVD) | Euroarts 4263688

American Operas (DVD)

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Label: Euroarts

Cat No: 4263688

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 6

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 26th August 2016

Contents

Artists

Jay Hunter Morris
Stephen Costello
Morgan Smith
Jonathan Lemalu
Talise Trevigne
Robert Orth
Heidi Stober
Michael Todd Simpson
Bill Irwin
Patricia Racette
Morris Robinson
Angela Renee Simpson
San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Chorus & Dance Corps

Conductors

Patrick Summers
John DeMain

Works

Gershwin, George

Porgy and Bess

Heggie, Jake

Moby-Dick

Kern, Jerome

Show Boat

Artists

Jay Hunter Morris
Stephen Costello
Morgan Smith
Jonathan Lemalu
Talise Trevigne
Robert Orth
Heidi Stober
Michael Todd Simpson
Bill Irwin
Patricia Racette
Morris Robinson
Angela Renee Simpson
San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Chorus & Dance Corps

Conductors

Patrick Summers
John DeMain

About

This magnificent DVD box set includes three of the most popular American operas in the repertoire: Porgy and Bess, Show Boat and Moby-Dick, with extensive bonus material for each production.

Jake Heggie - Moby-Dick
Herman Melville’s epic tale of a fierce, obsessive whaling-boat captain who descends into madness and puts his crew in mortal danger.

"Achingly beautiful, magnificently sung and gorgeously staged ... the audience responded with an eight-minute standing ovation" - Associated Press

Bonus features: Interviews with soloists and actors

Cast:
- Captain Ahab: Jay Hunter Morris
- Greenhorn: Stephen Costello
- Starbuck, First Mate: Morgan Smith
- Queequeg, a harpooner: Jonathan Lemalu
- Pip, Ahab’s cabin boy: Talise Trevigne
- Stubb, Second Mate: Robert Orth

Jerome Kern - Show Boat
A true classic of American musical theatre, Show Boat is an enduring love story set against the backdrop of racial prejudice in the Mississippi of the 1880s to 1920s. A monumental work of "choral grandeur and melodic richness" (The New York Times).

Featuring songbook classics such as “Ol’ Man River” and “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man” in a stylish, exuberant production.

Bonus features: Interviews with soloists and actors

Cast:
- Magnolia Hawks: Heidi Stober
- Gaylord Ravenal: Michael Todd Simpson
- Cap'n Andy Hawks: Bill Irwin
- Julie La Verne: Patricia Racette
- Joe: Morris Robinson
- Queenie: Angela Renée Simpson

George Gershwin - Porgy & Bess
George Gershwin’s all- American masterpiece seamlessly fuses classical idioms, jazz, blues and spirituals in a moving tale about a crippled beggar, the headstrong woman he loves, and the community that supports them both.

"Triumphant! A first-class, sold-out Porgy and Bess." - San Francisco Examiner

Features interviews with director Francesca Zambello, conductor John DeMain and reflections by general director David Gockley

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