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Death in Venice (Glyndebourne Opera)
Death in Venice (Glyndebourne Opera)

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Item #:  D0044
Our Price: $29.99
Region: 1 (US & Canada Only)
Running Time: 138 minutes
Color: Color
UPC: 032031004498
ISBN: 0-7697-0044-6

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Death in Venice was Benjamin Britten's final opera - an extraordinarily atmospheric and haunting adaptation of Thomas Mann's novella, evoking the grandeur and shabbiness of a Venice in the grip of disease. He eloquently and evocatively describes the moral and physical degeneration of Aschenbach, the writer whose obsessive pursuit of beauty in the form of a boy leads him into humiliation and death.

Robert Tear takes the central and demanding role of Aschenbach opposite Alan Opie, who sings the various baritone parts. To portray the beauty and fascination of the Polish family and Tadzio, Britten made prominent the use of dance, by turning these characters into dancers, choreographed in this production by Martha Clarke. This new production for Glydebourne is directed by Stephen Lawless and conducted by Graeme Jenkins.


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Cast & Crew

Robert Tear
Alan Opie
Michael Chance

Composer: Benjamin Britten
Libretto: Myfanwy Piper
Novella by: Thomas Mann

The Glyndebourne Chorus
Chorus Master: David Angus

The London Sinfonietta
Leader: Nona Liddell
Conductor: Graeme Jenkins

Choreographer: Martha Clarke
Stage Directors: Stephen Lawless and Martha Clarke

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