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Ariadne auf Naxos

Author: Hugo von HofmannsthalBodo IgeszBrian LargeJessye NormanKathleen BattleAll authors
Publisher: Hamburg : Deutsche Grammophon ; New York : Universal Classics Group, ©2002, 1989.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : German : [Full screen presentation]View all editions and formats
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Staging of Strauss' play-within-a-play, where "the dominant impression is one of complementary ideas in stark juxtaposition: opera seria and opera buffa, romantic love and hard-headed practicality, art and commerce, fantasy and reality."--Guide, p. 6.
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Genre/Form: Television adaptations
Televised performances
Nonfiction television programs
Televised operas
Cultural television programs
Named Person: Richard Strauss
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Hugo von Hofmannsthal; Bodo Igesz; Brian Large; Jessye Norman; Kathleen Battle; Tatiana Troyanos; James King; Franz Ferdinand Nentwig; James Levine; Richard Strauss; Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.). Orchestra.; Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.); Deutsche Grammophon (Firm)
OCLC Number: 51012418
Language Note: Sung in German; with optional subtitles in English, German, French, Spanish or Chinese ; disc menu in English, German, French, Spanish or Chinese.
Notes: Opera in one act with a prologue.
Bonus features include: Ariadne auf Naxos in rehearsal (ca. 14 min. ; subtitled) ; trailer.
In-container guide includes essay by Kenneth Chalmers and synopsis by Karl Dietrich Gräwe in English, German and French.
Originally produced for television broadcast in 1988.
Credits: Set designer, Oliver Messel ; costume designer, Jane Greenwood ; lighting designer, Gil Wechsler.
Performer(s): Jessye Norman (Prima Donna/Ariadne) ; Kathleen Battle (Zerbinetta) ; Tatiana Troyanos (the Composer) ; James King (Tenor/Bacchus) ; Franz Ferdinand Nentwig (Music Master) ; Stephen Dickson (Harlekin) ; Anthony Laciura (Brighella) ; Allan Glassman (Scaramuccio) ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
Event notes: Recorded in performance at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, March 1988.
Description: 1 videodisc (131 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide (28 p. : ill. ; 18 cm).
Details: DVD; NTSC, Region 0 (worldwide); full screen (4:3) presentation; DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1, PCM Stereo sound.
Contents: Bonus features include: Ariadne auf Naxos in rehearsal (ca. 14 min. ; subtitled) ; trailer.
Other Titles: Ariadne auf Naxos in rehearsal.
Responsibility: the Metropolitan Opera presents ; music by Richard Strauss ; libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal ; staged by Bodo Igesz ; video director, Brian Large ; conducted by James Levine.

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Staging of Strauss' play-within-a-play, where "the dominant impression is one of complementary ideas in stark juxtaposition: opera seria and opera buffa, romantic love and hard-headed practicality, art and commerce, fantasy and reality."--Guide, p. 6.

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