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Death in Venice : opera in due atti, op. 88

Author: Benjamin BrittenMyfanwy PiperMarlin MillerScott HendricksBruno BartolettiAll authors
Publisher: [Italy] : Dynamic, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Apollonian appreciation of beauty leads to a sensous response and to the Dionysiac abyss in Britten's last opera. ... 'Aschenbach is destroyed physically by the plague, spiritually by an ifatuation for the boy Tadizio that is ultimately a betrayal of his lifelong devotion to an ordered beauty, free from the excesses of unbridled passion'"--Container.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Britten; Myfanwy Piper; Marlin Miller; Scott Hendricks; Bruno Bartoletti; Pier Luigi Pizzi; Davide Mancini; Thomas Mann; Teatro La Fenice.; Dynamic (Firm)
OCLC Number: 686766373
Language Note: Sung in English; subtitles in English, French, German, Italian & Spanish.
Notes: Based on the short story by Thomas Mann.
Credits: Pier Luigi Pizzi, stage director, costumes & set design ; Gheorghe Iancu, choreographer ; Vincenzo Raponi, lighting design ; Davide Mancini, video director.
Performer(s): Marlin Miller; Scott Hendricks; supporting soloists; Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice; Bruno Bartoletti, conductor; Pier Luigi Pizzi, stage director; Davide Mancini, video director.
Event notes: Recored at Teatro La Fenice, Venice, June 2008.
Description: 1 videodisc (155 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, all regions; NTSC.
Responsibility: [libretto] di Myfanwy Piper ; musica di Benjamin Britten.

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"Apollonian appreciation of beauty leads to a sensous response and to the Dionysiac abyss in Britten's last opera. ... 'Aschenbach is destroyed physically by the plague, spiritually by an ifatuation for the boy Tadizio that is ultimately a betrayal of his lifelong devotion to an ordered beauty, free from the excesses of unbridled passion'"--Container.

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