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The Devil and Kate - Antonin Dvorak/Wexford Festival Opera
The Devil and Kate - Antonin Dvorak/Wexford Festival Opera


 
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Item #:  D4443
Our Price: $29.99
Region: 1 (US & Canada Only)
Running Time: 110 minutes
Color: Color
UPC: 032031444393
ISBN: 978-0-7697-8807-4


Availability: In Stock

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The Devil and Kate was written in 1899, soon after Antonín Dvorak returned from America where he had composed his great symphony From The New World. Although known primarily for this symphonic works, Dvorak's first real love was always opera. As with all his work, The Devil and Kate is rooted in the folk stories and music of his native Bohemia. It is a people's opera rather than a court opera, its brilliance lying in the successful integration of simple folk rhythms with sophisticated orchestral structures without compromising either, and conveying a racy irreverence for people who put on airs.

The Devil and Kate tells the story of a Bohemian girl who loves to dance - and dances with the devil. An evil princess, the devil disguised as a handsome gamekeeper and a brave shepherd who volunteers to rescue Kate, are the protagonists in comic adventures which take them, literally, to Hell and back!

Sung in English.

 

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Cast & Crew

Anne-Marie Owens
Joseph Evans
Peter Lightfoot
Kristine Ciesinski
Marko Putkonen
Joan Davies
Phillip Guy-Bromley
Kathleen Tynan
Alan Fairs
Geoffrey Davidson
Michael Forest
Julie Wong
Gavin Clare
Rossa Dunphy

Composer: Antonin Dvorak
Libretto: Adolf Wenig

Wexford Festival Chorus
Radio Telefis Eireann Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Albert Rosen

Director: Francesca Zambello
Choreography: Terry John Bates
Designer: Neil Peter Jampolis
Lighting: Paul Pyant
Directed for Video: David Buckton
Produced for Video: Louis Lentin


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