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Britten: Death in Venice

OA 1130 D

DVD9 NTSC 16:9 anamorphic, all regions
Dolby Digital / DTS Digital Surround

Playing time: c153'
Chapters: 21
Booklet pages: 20
© 2013 Sky Arts, English National Opera, 2014 Opus Arte
Reviewer: Robert Anderson
Review of Britten: Death in Venice published on 30 April 2014

John Graham-Hall, Gustav von Aschenbach
Andrew Shore, Traveller, Elderly Fop, Old Gondolier, Hotel Manager, Hotel Barber, Leader of the Players, Voice of Dionysus
Tim Mead, Voice of Apollo
Sam Zaldivar, Tadzio
Laura Caldow, The Polish Mother
Mia Angelina Mather, Polish Daughter
Xhuliana Shehu, Polish Daughter
Joyce Henderson, Governess
Marcio Teixeira, Jaschiu, Tadzio's friend
Peter van Hulle, Hotel Porter
Anna Dennis, Strawberry-seller, Strolling Player
Charles Johnston, Guide
Adrian Dwyer, Strolling Player
Marcus Farnsworth, English Clerk
Richard Edgar-Wilson, Glass-maker
Constance Novis, Lace-seller
Madeleine Shaw, Beggar Woman
Jonathan McGovern, Restaurant Waiter
Paul Napier-Burrows, Lido Boatman, Gondolier, Priest
David Newman, Hotel Waiter
Lyn Cook, Newspaper-seller
Philip Daggett, Gondolier
Anton Rich, Gondolier
Gary Coward, Ship's Steward

Thomas Edwards, dancer
Guglielmo Garavini, dancer
Olly Gerrie, dancer
Yossi Goodlink, dancer
Harry Hancock, dancer
Liam Morris, dancer
Ben Owen, dancer

Ellie Broad, child
Alisa Maria Horova, child
Lincoln Mahon, child
Gabrielle McHardy-Costaine Brown, child
Jak Wright, child

Chorus of English National Opera
Paul Brough, chorus master

Orchestra of English National Opera
Janice Graham, leader
Murray Hipkin, piano

Edward Gardner, conductor
Deborah Warner, director
Tom Pye, set designer
Chloe Obolensky, costume designer
Jean Kalman, lighting designer
Kim Brandstrup, choreographer
Finn Ross (59 Productions), video design

Benjamin Britten:

Death in Venice - opera in two acts with libretto by Myfanwy Piper after Thomas Mann's novella Der Tod in Venedig

Act I
1 Opening
2 Scene 1: Munich
3 Scene 2: On the boat to Venice
4 Overture: Venice
5 Scene 3: The journey to the Lido
6 Scene 4: The first evening at the hotel
7 Scene 5: On the beach
8 Scene 6: The foiled departure
9 Scene 7: The Games of Apollo

Act II
10 Introduction
11 Scene 8: The Hotel Barber's shop
12 Scene 9: The pursuit
13 Scene 10: The Strolling Players
14 Scene 11: The travel bureau
15 Scene 12: The Lady of the Pearls
16 Scene 13: The dream
17 Scene 14: The empty beach
18 Scene 15: The Hotel Barber's shop
19 Scene 16: The last visit to Venice
20 Scene 17: The departure

21 Curtain calls and credits

Recorded 18, 21 and 24 June 2013 at the Coliseum, London UK


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