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The beggar's opera = Die Bettleroper = L'Opéra du gueux = La ópera de los medigos

Author: John GayJonathan MillerRoger DaltreyBob HoskinsStratford JohnsAll authors
Publisher: Leipzig : Arthaus Musik, [2005], ©1983.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English
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A ballad opera set among London's 18th century criminal classes, full of satirical jibes about corruption in high places. Created specially for television, this Beggar's Opera captures the characters of London low-life thrived on thieving, lechery and deceit. The music for this production has been arranged from the eighteenth-century folksongs of the original (selected by Johann Christoph Pepusch) by baroque  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Televised operas
Feature films
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Gay; Jonathan Miller; Roger Daltrey; Bob Hoskins; Stratford Johns; Patricia Routledge; Carol Hall; Peter Bayliss; Rosemary Ashe; Graham Crowden; Gary Tibbs; John Eliot Gardiner; Jeremy Barlow; John Christopher Pepusch; George Frideric Handel; Antonio Vivaldi; English Baroque Soloists.; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; RM Arts (Firm); Arthaus Musik (Firm)
OCLC Number: 427897737
Language Note: Sung in English with optional subtitles in English, German, French, and Spanish.
Notes: A ballad opera in 3 acts.
This DVD will not play in standard region 1 (U.S.) DVD players.
Booklet (36 p. ; ill.) with program notes in English, synopsis and historical notes in English, French, German inserted in container.
Credits: Senior cameraman, Ron Green ; videotape editor, Dennis Collett ; choreography, Sally Gilpin.
Performer(s): Roger Daltrey (MacHeath) ; Bob Hoskins (Beggar) ; Stratford Johns (Peachum) ; Patricia Routledge (Mrs. Peachum) ; Carol Hall (Polly Peachum) ; Peter Bayliss (Lockit) ; Rosemary Ashe (Lucy Lockit) ; Graham Crowden (The player) ; Gary Tibbs (Filch) ; English Baroque Soloists ; John Eliot Gardiner, musical director and conductor.
Event notes: Originally produced as a television program in 1983.
Description: 1 videodisc (135 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-9; NTSC, region code 2-8; aspect ratio 4:3; PCM stereo sound format.
Other Titles: Bettleroper
Opéra du gueux
Ópera de los medigos
Beggar's opera.
Responsibility: [libretto] by John Gay ; music [selected by J.C. Pepusch], arranged by Jeremy Barlow and John Eliot Gardiner ; a BBC-TV production in association with RM Arts ; produced and directed by Jonathan Miller.

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A ballad opera set among London's 18th century criminal classes, full of satirical jibes about corruption in high places. Created specially for television, this Beggar's Opera captures the characters of London low-life thrived on thieving, lechery and deceit. The music for this production has been arranged from the eighteenth-century folksongs of the original (selected by Johann Christoph Pepusch) by baroque specialists Jeremy Barlow and John Eliot Gardiner, who conducts The English Baroque Soloists, performing on authentic period instruments.

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