KAROL SZYMANOWSKI (1882-1937): King Roger.

Catalogue Number: 09M058

Label: C Major

Reference: 702808

Format: DVD

Price: $28.98

Description: This 2009 Bregenz Festival staging of Szymanowski's 1926 opera, set in 12th century Sicily and featuring the very Euripidean clash of power and Bacchic mysticism (with Byzantine Christianity, the "Orient" and Greek antiquity the three poles around which each act coalesces) does not observe the latter set contrasts, instead setting everything in the same place with the scene changing from act to act through lighting, blocking and acting: from statuesque awe through orgiastic savagery to the solitude of those left behind when the Shepherd leads everyone else away. English subtitles. Scott Hendricks (baritone), Olga Pasichnyk (soprano), John Graham-Hall, Will Hartmann (tenors), Children's Chorus of Musikhauptschule Bregenz, Camerata Silesia, Polish Radio Choir Kraków, Vienna Symphony; Mark Elder. 16:9 widescreen. NTSC. Region 0. PCM 2.0 stereo or DTS 5.1 surround. 89 min.

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