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Les Huguenots [videorecording]

music by Giacomo Meyerbeer ; libretto by Augustin Eugène Scribe ; director, Lotfi Mansouri ; produced and directed [for video] by Virginia Lumsden ; the Australian Opera presents ; in association with RM Associates and British Satellite Broadcasting
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Dame Joan Sutherland's farewell performance to the operatic stage, this production captures the horror and tragedy of the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre, as well as the splendor and romance of 16th century France.
Director
Lotfi Mansouri; Virginia Lumsden
Performers
Joan Sutherland (Marguerite de Valois) ; Amanda Thane (Valentine) ; Suzanne Johnston (Urbain) ; Anson Austin (Raoul de Nangis) ; John Pringle (Count de Nevers) ; Clifford Grant (Marcel) ; John Wegner (Count de Saint Bris) ; David Collins-White, Kerry Henderson, Neil Kirkby, Lindsay Gaffney, David Lemke, Kirsti Harms, Joanna Cole, Kerry Elizabeth Brown, Genevieve Killalea, Sergei Baigildin, Marjory McKay, Jennifer Bermingham, Neville Wilkie, David Hibbard, Stephen Bennett, Greg Scott, supporting soloists ; Australian Opera Chorus ; Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra ; The Australian Opera Dance Ensemble ; Richard Bonynge, conductor.
Release Date
1990
Run Time
200 min.
Language
Sung in French, with English subtitles
Notes
Opera in 5 acts.
Variant Title
At head of title: Joan Sutherland's gala farewell
End credits: Dame Joan Sutherland's gala farewell
ISBN
0769700292, 9780769700298
Credits
Choreographer, Lois Strike ; set designer, John Stoddart ; costume designer, Michael Stennett ; lighting designer, Derek Coutts ; camera, Michael Turski ... [et al.] ; associate producer, Tricia Canavan ; executive producer, Peter Butler.
Published
West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, [200-?]
Recording Info
Originally produced in 1990 at the Sydney Opera House.
Publisher no.
D0029 Kultur
Description
1 videodiscs (200 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 chapter guide ([2] p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.)
DVD video; Dolby digital.
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