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Alceste

Author: Robert WilsonBrian LargeColin WilsonAnne Sofie von OtterPaul Groves, (Tenor)All authors
Publisher: [Paris?] : RM Associates ; Chatsworth, Calif. : Distributed exclusively by Image Entertainment, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : FrenchView all editions and formats
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Robert Wilson's production of Gluck's 1776 French opera with striking theatrical symbols, a period-instrument ensemble, and dancers.
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Genre/Form: Televised operas
Filmed operas
Videos
Opera
Performance
Television feature
Drama
Named Person: Alcestis, Queen consort of Admetus King of Pherae
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Wilson; Brian Large; Colin Wilson; Anne Sofie von Otter; Paul Groves, (Tenor); Dietrich Henschel; Yann Beuron; Ludovic Tézier; Frédéric Caton; Hjördis Thébault; Gladys Massenot; Lucie Barret; Arthur Carayon; John Eliot Gardiner; François Louis Gaud Lebland Du Roullet, marquis; Ranieri de Calzabigi; Euripides.; Christoph Willibald Gluck, Ritter von; Châtelet (Theater : Paris, France); Monteverdi Choir.; English Baroque Soloists.; RM Arts (Firm); Reiner Moritz Associates.; Image Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 46950423
Language Note: Sung in French; optional English subtitles.
Notes: Opera.
Revised version with a French libretto by Leblanc du Roullet; original libretto by Ranieri de' Calzabigi, based on the play Alcestis by Euripides.
An RM Associates/Bayerischer Rundfunk/France 3/L/GM/Mezzo/Radio France/SBS TV Australia/Théâtre Musical de Paris-Châtelet co-production with the support of Centre National de la Cinématographie.
Chapter index inserted in container.
Credits: Stage director, Robert Wilson ; television director, Brian Large ; producer, Colin Wilson ; choreographer, Giuseppe Frigeni.
Performer(s): Anne Sofie von Otter (Alceste) ; Paul Groves (Admète) ; Dietrich Henschel (le Grande-Prêtre; Hercule) ; Yann Beuron (Evandre) ; Ludovic Tézier (un héraut; Apollon) ; Frédéric Caton (l'oracle; un Dieu infernal) ; Hjördis Thébault (une coryphée) ; Gladys Massenot (Alceste's alter ego) ; Lucie Barret, Arthur Carayon (Alceste's children) ; dancers ; English Baroque Soloists ; Monteverdi Choir ; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded at the Théâtre Musical de Paris Châtelet.
Description: 1 videodisc (133 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC, region 1; 1.78:1 widescreen aspect ratio; Dolby digital stereo.
Responsibility: by Christoph Willibald Gluck ; from the Théâtre Musical de Paris Châtelet.

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Robert Wilson's production of Gluck's 1776 French opera with striking theatrical symbols, a period-instrument ensemble, and dancers.

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