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Weinberg - The Passenger (DVD)

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Label: Dux

Cat No: DVDDUX8387

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 25th May 2018

Contents

Artists

Natalia Karlova
Dmitri Starodubov
Olga Tenyakova
Ekaterina Neyzhmak
Irina Kulikovskaya
Tatiana Nikandrova
Aleksandra Kulikova
Natalia Mokeeva
Lubov Shevchenko
Nadezhda Babintseva
Vladimir Cheberyak
Aleksei Semenishchev
Vladislav Troshin
Kirill Matveev
Garry Agadzhanyan
Ekaterinburg State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Conductor

Oliver von Dohnanyi

Works

Weinberg, Mieczyslaw

The Passenger, op.97

Artists

Natalia Karlova
Dmitri Starodubov
Olga Tenyakova
Ekaterina Neyzhmak
Irina Kulikovskaya
Tatiana Nikandrova
Aleksandra Kulikova
Natalia Mokeeva
Lubov Shevchenko
Nadezhda Babintseva
Vladimir Cheberyak
Aleksei Semenishchev
Vladislav Troshin
Kirill Matveev
Garry Agadzhanyan
Ekaterinburg State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Conductor

Oliver von Dohnanyi

About

The Passenger by Mieczysław Weinberg is much more than a stage or musical work: it is a testament to the cruel 20th century, telling about totalitarian regimes which led to annihilation of millions of lives. Completed in 1968 in Moscow, the artwork by Mieczysław Weinberg and librettist Alexander Medvedev, with plenty of universal, anti-totalitarian significance, waited for its world stage premiere until 2010. In Russia, it was only in 2016 that the Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Yekaterinburg made the effort to fully stage this extremely important opera. The present DVD, issued in cooperation with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, is a registration of this excellent Russian performance.

Stage direction, scene & lighting design: Thaddeus Strassberger
Costume designer: Vita Tzykun
Choreographer: Nadezhda Malygina

Sound format: Dolby Digital 2.0
Picture format: 16:9 PAL
Subtitles: Polish, English, Russian
Disc format: DVD 9
Total time: 2:40:34

Reviews

This gripping production from Yekaterinburg was the belated Russian stage premiere of Weinberg’s most celebrated work, the ‘Holocaust’ opera Passazhirka. ... The scenes set in Auschwitz by their very nature make extremely grim viewing but it is a tribute to Weinberg’s stage genius (and also his librettist Alexander Medvedev’s) that it is so compelling and ultimately uplifting. ... A highly commendable issue: with fascism on the march again in central Europe, and offshoots sprouting obscenely from North America to Russia, Weinberg’s opera is increasingly relevant. As Krzysztof Olendzki, director of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Poland, writes in the booklet: ‘The Passenger is a shocking work. It is a guardian of memory, which should be cultivated by all.’  Guy Rickards
Gramophone September 2018
Gramophone Editor's Choice

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