Britten - Death in Venice (DVD) | Naxos 2110577

Britten - Death in Venice (DVD)

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 2110577

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 12th October 2018

Contents

Artists

John Daszak (tenor)
Anthony Roth Costanzo (countertenor)
Leigh Melrose (baritone)
Duncan Rock (baritone)
Tomasz Borczyk (actor)
Teatro Real Chorus and Orchestra

Conductor

Alejo Perez

Works

Britten, Benjamin

Death in Venice, op.88

Artists

John Daszak (tenor)
Anthony Roth Costanzo (countertenor)
Leigh Melrose (baritone)
Duncan Rock (baritone)
Tomasz Borczyk (actor)
Teatro Real Chorus and Orchestra

Conductor

Alejo Perez

About

Adapted from Thomas Mann’s 1912 novella, Death in Venice was Benjamin Britten’s last opera, the composer insisting on its completion while delaying badly needed heart surgery. The starkly simple narrative of a famous but failing novelist travelling to Venice to seek inspiration only to find unhealthy infatuation and deadly cholera, is given a chamber-like precision and clarity through Britten’s score, becoming a haunting drama filled with musical symbols, disquieting mystery and richly evocative atmospheres of Venice and its strange characters. Willy Decker’s Teatro Real production was described as ‘one of his most brilliant stage works… a remarkable technical feat’ (bachtrack.com).

Cast:
- Gustav von Aschenbach: John Daszak (tenor)
- Traveller / Elderly Fop, etc.: Leigh Melrose (baritone)
- Tadzio: Tomasz Borczyk (actor)
- Voice of Apollo: Anthony Roth Costanzo (countertenor)
- English Clerk / Venice Guide: Duncan Rock (baritone)

Stage director: Willy Decker
Set designer: Wolfgang Gussmann

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: Dolby ac3 2.0 and DTS 5.0
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean
Region code: 0 (worldwide)

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