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Castor et Pollux

Author: Jean-Philippe RameauP J BernardAnna Maria PanzarellaVéronique GensJudith van WanroijAll authors
Publisher: West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, [2009]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : FrenchView all editions and formats
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Castor et Pollux is arguably Rameau's finest creation in the tragedies lyrique style. Its libretto, based in mythology, focuses on an unusual theme: the self-sacrificing love between Castor, who is mortal, and his immortal brother, Pollux.
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Genre/Form: Concert films
Filmed operas
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Philippe Rameau; P J Bernard; Anna Maria Panzarella; Véronique Gens; Judith van Wanroij; Finnur Bjarnason.; Henk Neven; Nicolas Testé; Thomas Oliemans; Anders J Dahlin; Christophe Rousset; Pierre Audi; Patrick Kinmonth; Jean Kalman; Amir Hosseinpour; Misjel Vermeiren; Coby van Dijck; Reiner E Moritz; Talens lyriques.; Nederlands Operakoor.; Opus Arte (Firm); Kultur International Films.
ISBN: 9780769707044 0769707041
OCLC Number: 311622608
Language Note: Sung in French (opera); spoken in English (bonus); with Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish subtitles.
Notes: Tragédie lyrique in 5 acts.
Release date: Apr. 28, 2009.
Special features include: To serve this big spectacle : a look behind the scenes with commentary by Pierre Audi and members of the cast and crew.
Program notes in English by Reiner E. Moritz ([6] p. ; 18 cm.) inserted in container.
Credits: Stage director, Pierre Audi ; set and costume designer, Patrick Kinmonth ; lighting designer, Jean Kalman ; choreographer, Amir Hosseinpour ; TV director, Misjel Vermeiren ; TV producer, Coby van Dijck.
Performer(s): Anna Maria Panzarella (Télaïre) ; Véronique Gens (Phébé) ; Judith Van Wanroij (Cléone) ; Finnur Bjarnason (Castor) ; Henk Neven (Pollux) ; Nicolas Testé (Jupiter) ; Thomas Oliemans (high priest) ; Anders J. Dahlin (Mercury) ; Les Talens Lyriques ; chorus of De Nederlandse Opera ; Christophe Rousset, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded in performance Jan. 21 and 25, 2008, Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam.
Description: 2 videodiscs (156 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-9; soundtracks in DTS 5.1, LPCM stereo. (opera), Dolby digital 2.0 (bonus); aspect ratio 16:9; anamorphic widescreen.
Contents: Also includes: Illustrated synopsis (8:08) --
"To serve this big spectacle", a documentary about the staging (18:29).
Other Titles: To serve this big spectacle.
Castor et Pollux
Responsibility: music by Jean-Philippe Rameau ; libretto, Pierre-Joseph Bernard ; Opus Arte.

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Castor et Pollux is arguably Rameau's finest creation in the tragedies lyrique style. Its libretto, based in mythology, focuses on an unusual theme: the self-sacrificing love between Castor, who is mortal, and his immortal brother, Pollux.

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