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Death in Venice

Author: Stephen LawlessMartha ClarkeRobin LoughMyfanwy PiperRobert TearAll authors
Publisher: West Long Branch, N.J. : Kultur, [2000?], ©1990.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Operas : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the grandeur and shabbiness of Venice in the grip of disease. Portrays the moral and physical degeneration of Aschenbach, the writer whose obsessive and self-devouring pursuit of beauty in the form of the boy Tadzio leads him to humiliation and death.
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Genre/Form: Televised operas
Drama
Television adaptations
Filmed operas
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
Music Type: Operas
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Lawless; Martha Clarke; Robin Lough; Myfanwy Piper; Robert Tear; Alan Opie; Michael Chance; Gerald Finley; Graeme Jenkins; Thomas Mann; Benjamin Britten; Glyndebourne Touring Opera.; Glyndebourne Festival Chorus.; London Sinfonietta.; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; RM Arts (Firm); Kultur International Films.
ISBN: 0769700446 9780769700441
OCLC Number: 49794516
Language Note: Sung in English.
Notes: Originally produced in 1990.
Credits: Stage design, Tobias Hoheisel ; lighting design, Paul Pyant ; videotape editor, St. John O'Rorke, Sally Wade ; producer, Dennis Marks.
Performer(s): Robert Tear (Gustav von Aschenbach) ; Alan Opie (traveller ... [et al.]) ; Michael Chance (Apollo) ; Gerald Finley (English clerk) ; Glyndebourne Chorus ; London Sinfonietta ; Graeme Jenkins, conductor.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (138 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Responsibility: the Glyndebourne Touring Opera production ; by Benjamin Britten ; libretto by Myfanwy Piper after the novella by Thomas Mann ; a BBC TV production in association with RM Arts ; stage directors, Stephen Lawless, Martha Clarke ; directed for video by Robin Lough.

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Describes the grandeur and shabbiness of Venice in the grip of disease. Portrays the moral and physical degeneration of Aschenbach, the writer whose obsessive and self-devouring pursuit of beauty in the form of the boy Tadzio leads him to humiliation and death.

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