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Oedipus Rex

Author: Peter GelbPat JaffeJulie TaymorGeorge TsypinJean Cocteau; et al; All authors
Publisher: [S.l.] : Philips : Distributed by Universal Music and Video Distribution, Corp., 2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : LatinView all editions and formats
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Performance of Stravinski's work from the Saito Kinen Festival in Matsumoto, Japan.
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Genre/Form: Music videos
Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Gelb; Pat Jaffe; Julie Taymor; George Tsypin; Jean Cocteau; Jessye Norman; Philip Langridge; Bryn Terfel; Min Tanaka; Kayako Shiraishi; Harry Peeters; Michio Tatara; Robert Swensen; Seiji Ozawa; Sophocles.; Igor Stravinsky; Tokyo Opera Singers.; Shin-Yuh Kai Chorus.; Saito Kinen Festival Dancers.; Saitō Kinen Ōkesutora.; CAMI Video (Firm); Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai.; Channel Four (Great Britain); et al
OCLC Number: 60859985
Language Note: Sung in Latin, spoken in Japanese; subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese (opera only).
Notes: Opera-oratorio in two acts.
Libretto after Sophocles by Jean Cocteau, Latin translation by Jean Daniélou, Japanese translation by Kazuko Matsuoka.
"Made in the E.U."--Container.
Originally released in 1992.
Durations: 58 min. (opera); 59 min. (documentary).
Includes: Conversations with Julie Taymor, a 59 minute film revealing the background of this award-winning production, featuring interviews with Jessye Norman, Seiji Ozawa, George Tyspin and Julie Taymor. It is accompanied by 187 rehearsal and performance photos.
Program notes by Max Harrison in English (11 p.) inserted in container.
Credits: Choreographer, Suzushi Hanayagi ; set designer, George Tsypin ; costume designer, Emi Wada.
Performer(s): Jessye Norman (Jocasta) ; Philip Langridge (Oedpius) ; Bryn Terfel (Creon) ; Min Tanaka (Oedipus dancer) ; Kayoko Shiraishi (The Speaker) ; Harry Peeters (Tiresias) ; Michio Tatara (Messenger) ; Robert Swensen (Shepherd) ; Shinyu-Kai Chorus ; Tokyo Opera Singers ; Saito Kinen Festival Dancers ; Saito Kinen Orchestra ; Seiji Ozawa, conductor.
Event notes: Filmed at the Saito Kinen Festival, Matsumoto, Japan.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (19 p. ; 18 cm.)
Details: DVD 9, widescreen letterbox (15:9) (opera), full screen (4:3) presentation (documentary); LPCM stereo., DTS digital 5.1 surround.
Other Titles: Conversations with Julie Taymor.
Responsibility: Igor Stravinsky ; a Peter Gelb production ; produced by Peter Gelb [and] Pat Jaffe ; stage production and film directed by Julie Taymor ; a production of CAMI Video and NHK ; in association with Channel 4 ... [et al.].

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Performance of Stravinski's work from the Saito Kinen Festival in Matsumoto, Japan.

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