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Berlioz: Les Troyens DVD (The Royal Opera)

Berlioz: Les Troyens DVD (The Royal Opera)

David McVicar’s acclaimed staging of Berlioz’s epic opera featuring Bryan Hymel, Eva-Maria Westbroek and Anna Caterina Antonacci .
- 4 out of 5 (from 2 Reviews)

- In stock


Les Troyens is a tour de force that ranges from fiery military marches to intense choruses, passionate soliloquies and the lyrical love duets of Dido and Aeneas. For Hector Berlioz, librettist and composer, the opera became the work of decades and the passion of a lifetime, the culmination of his literary love affair with Virgil's Aeneid and with two tragic heroines, Cassandra and Dido. David McVicar's staging is on an enormous scale, assembling one of the largest casts ever seen at Covent Garden. The sweeping theme of the rise and fall of empires runs throughout Les Troyens, along with moving meditations on love and honour. (Photographs: Bill Cooper/ROH 2012)


Find out more about the production


Composer: Hector Berlioz

Aeneas: Bryan Hymel

Dido: Eva-Maria Westbroek

Cassandra: Anna Caterina Antonacci

Coroebus: Fabio Capitanucci

Anna: Hanna Hipp

Panthus: Ashley Holland

Ascanius: Barbara Senator

Narbal: Brindley Sherratt

Iopas: Ji-Min Park


Royal Opera Chorus

Chorus Master: Renato Balsadonna

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Concert Master: Peter Manning

Conductor: Antonio Pappano 

Director: David McVicar

Associate Director: Leah Hausman

Set Designs: Es Devlin

Costume Designs: Moritz Junge

Lighting: Wolfgang Gobbel

Choreography and Movement: Andrew George


Plus: Designer Es Devlin explains the model box / Royal Opera House Insight Event / Cast gallery.


Picture: 16:9 

Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0 / DTS 5.0 Surround

Running time: 254+30 mins

Recorded: 2013

Region code: 0 (All Regions)

Format: NTSC

Subtitle: EN/FR/DE/SP/JAP/KO


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- Michel A
reviewed on
5 Nov 2014
Good opera and very well acted.

I only have good things to say and I do recommend it..
- Michel A
reviewed on
2 Nov 2014
J'ai été impressionné par la qualité de l'interprétation de cette très longue oeuvre, qui a su conservé mon intérêt jusqu'à la fin.

Je n'ai que du positif!

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