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Admeto [videorecording]: Opera in Three Acts

Internationale Hñdel-Festspiele Gt̲tingen ; from the Deutsches Theater in Gt̲tingen ; [music] by George Frideric Handel ; stage director, Doris Dr̲rie ; Internationale Hñdel-Festspiele Gt̲tingen GmbH ; producer, Thomas Hieber ; video director, Agnes Mťh ; a production of Unitel Classica ; in coproduction with Internationale Hñdel-Festspiele Gt̲t...
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Handel and his librettists start with the story of Alceste, the queen who dies to save her husband Admeto's life, but is brought back from Hades by the hero Hercules. The storyline is complicated by a rival princess hoping to marry Admeto, the rival princess's own suitors, jealousy and disguise. In this International Handel Festival performance, the stage ditector Doris Dr̲rie sets the story in samurai Japan, a formal world with strict rules of behaviour.
Director
Agnes Mťh; Agnes Meth; Doris Dr̲rie
Performers
Tim Mead (Admeto) ; Marie Arnet (Alceste) ; William Berger (Ercole) ; Andrew Radley (Orindo) ; David Bates (Trasimede) ; Kirsten Blaise (Antigona) ; Wolf Matthias Friedrich (Meraspe) ; Tadashi Endo (solo dance) ; Mamu Dance Theatre ; FestspielOrchester Gt̲tingen ; Nicolas McGegan, conductor.
Release Date
2010
Run Time
181 min.
Language
Sung in Italian; optional subtitles in English, French, German, or Italian
Notes
  • "Libretto: Nicola Francesco Haym or Paolo Antonio Rolli; after L'Antigona delusa da Alceste by Aurelio Aureli"--Program notes.
  • Program notes and synopsis by Eva Zl̲lner in German with in English and French translations (12 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.) inserted in container.
  • Bonus (21 min.) includes a documentary Baroque & Butoh (interviews and commentary on the opera production from the director and the cast).
  • Cmajor: 702008 (702008-1--702008-2).
Related Title
Baroque & Butoh.
Contents
  • DVD 1. Act I & II
  • DVD 2. Act III. Bonus.
Credits
Set and costume design, Bernd Lepel ; choreography, Tadashi Endo ; director of photography, Roland Mayer ; editor, Uli Peschke.
Published
Berlin : Cmajor, [2010]
Recording Info
Recorded live at the Internationale Hñdel-Festspiele Gt̲tingen, Deutsches Theater, May 25-28, 2009.
Publisher no.
  • 702008 Cmajor
  • 702008-1 Cmajor (DVD-1)
  • 702008-2 Cmajor (DVD-2)
Description
2 videodiscs (181 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; NTSC, region code 0 (worldwide); aspect ratio 16:9; HD (opera) or 2.0 Dolby Digital (Bonus); soundtracks in DTS 5.1, PCM stereo.
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