HANDEL Acis & Galatea. Danielle de Niese, Charles Workman, The Royal Opera Extra Chorus, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Christopher Hogwood, Wayne McGregor. BBC Opus Arte Blu-ray (not compatible with standard DVD players).
Acis & Galatea
Galatea, a nymph and demi-goddess: Danielle de Niese
Acis, a shepherd: Charles Workman
Damon, a shepherd: Paul Agnew
Polyphemus, a giant: Matthew Rose
Coridon, a shepherd: Ji-Min Park
Dancers of The Royal Ballet:
Galatea: Lauren Cuthbertson
Acis: Edward Watson
Damon: Steven McRae
Polyphemus: Eric Underwood
Coridon: Paul Kay
The Royal Opera Extra Chorus
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Christopher Hogwood
Director: Wayne McGregor
Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, on 8th April 2009.
Documentary: Staging Acis and Galatea
Christopher Hogwood conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and a distinguished cast including Danielle de Niese and Charles Workman in Wayne McGregor's new production of Handel's opera in which The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet appear in a rare and beautifully crafted collaboration. Filmed with High Definition cameras and recorded in true surround sound.
“Charles Workman and Danielle de Niese had bags of vocal and personal charm in the title roles, with strong contributions from Matthew Rose as Polyphemus and Paul Agnew and Ji-Min Park as attendant shepherds; among the dancers, special praise to Lauren Cuthbertson as Galatea's frolicking nymph. …An evening of exquisite sensual pleasure.” The Telegraph
Running time 110 mins
Region code All regions
Video codec: AVC/MPEG-4 Disc size: BD50
Picture format 1080i High Definition / 16:9 Sound format 2.0 PCM & 5.0 DTS Master Audio
Menu language EN Subtitles FR/DE/ES (extra features only)
Dimensions (mm) W135 H170 D12
NOTE: This Blu-ray disc is not compatible with standard DVD players.
BBC Opus Arte Blu-ray OABD7056D
|Release Period||March 2010|