Heggie - Great Scott (DVD)
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Cat No: 9029515747
Number of Discs: 1
Expected Release Date: 12th March 2021
Frederica von Stade
Anthony Roth Costanzo
The Dallas Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Based on an original story by Terence McNally, Great Scott is set in a large American city that has a respected but struggling opera company and a thriving professional football team. International opera star Arden Scott has returned to her hometown to save American Opera, the company that launched her career, but the opening night performance of the long-lost opera she discovered (Rosa Dolorosa, Figlia di Pompei) falls on the same night as the home football team’s first national championship (Go Grizzlies!). The fate of the company hangs in the balance as Arden is forced to consider the sacrifices she has made and discovers that true greatness is a matter of heart.
Jake Heggie, who has been described as US opera’s most successful composer, chose the celebrated playwright Terence McNally as his librettist for Great Scott. The two previously collaborated on the gripping Dead Man Walking, which has become something of a modern classic since its premiere in 2000. Joyce DiDonato first performed its central role, Sister Helen Prejean, at New York City Opera in 2002 and in concert stagings in London and Madrid in January/February 2018, coinciding with the album release of Great Scott. It was conducted by Patrick Summers and directed by Jack O’Brien with sets and costumes by Bob Crowley, lighting by Brian MacDevitt and projections by Elaine J. McCarthy.
- Arden Scott: Joyce DiDonato
- Tatyana Bakst: Ailyn Pérez
- Winnie Flato: Frederica von Stade
- Sid Taylor: Nathan Gunn
- Roane Heckle: Anthony Roth Costanzo
- Eric Gold/Vittorio Bazzetti: Kevin Burdette
- Anthony Candolino: Rodell Rosel
- Wendell Swann: Michael Mayes
Running time: 158 minutes
Colour NTSC systems
Disc Format: DVD-9
Sound Format: Dolby Digital 2.0 & DTS 5.0
Menu language: English
Sung in English
Region-free NTSC DVD, designed for playback on all NTSC and modern PAL compatible systems worldwide
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