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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 DVD

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01-03-2010
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Handel Acis And Galatea Danielle Mcgregor Bbc Opus Arte Dvd
Handel Acis And Galatea Danielle Mcgregor Bbc Opus Arte Dvd
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OA1025D
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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.

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Cast gallery

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

Picture format 16:9 Anamorphic Sound format 2.0 PCM & 5.0 DTS

Menu language EN Subtitles FR/DE/ES (extra features only)

Dimensions (mm) W135 H190 D15

BBC Opus Arte DVD OA1025D

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Format DVD-Video
Genre Classical
Label Opus Arte
Release Period March 2010

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