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.
Music: Ralph Vaughan WilliamsBased on the play by J.M. Synge
Featuring:Sarah WalkerYvonne BrennanKathleen TynanHugh MackeyMary Sheridan de BruinMartin Murphy
The Radio Telefis Eireann Chamber Choir and Concert OrchestraConductor: Bryden Thomson
Producer and Director: Louis LentinSet Design: Jay ClementsCostume Design: Carol BerteraLighting Director: Jim Kellett
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