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Riders to the Sea - an Opera by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Riders to the Sea - an Opera by Ralph Vaughan Williams


 
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Item #:  D4390
Our Price: $29.99
Region: 1 (US & Canada Only)
Running Time: 45 minutes
Color: Color
UPC: 032031439092
ISBN: 978-0-7697-8744-2


Availability: In Stock

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Riders to the Sea is Vaughan Williams’ most successful operatic achievement. It is short, but musically and emotionally on a grand scale.

The setting is the rugged and stormy west coast of Ireland where Irish dramatist J.M. Synge spent several summers, and where the primitive life of the inhabitants, whose existence depended almost entirely on the sea, provided him with the material for his great tragic play.

In choosing this moving and compelling one-act play about Aran fisherfolk, Vaughan Williams expresses the theme of human endurance in the face of the natural elements. This DVD of Vaughan Williams operatic interpretation captures the essence of Synge's dramatic master piece.

 

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Cast & Crew

Music: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Based on the play by J.M. Synge

Featuring:
Sarah Walker
Yvonne Brennan
Kathleen Tynan
Hugh Mackey
Mary Sheridan de Bruin
Martin Murphy

The Radio Telefis Eireann Chamber Choir and Concert Orchestra
Conductor: Bryden Thomson

Producer and Director: Louis Lentin
Set Design: Jay Clements
Costume Design: Carol Bertera
Lighting Director: Jim Kellett


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