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Birtwistle: Minotaur Blu-ray Disc (The Royal Opera)

Birtwistle: Minotaur Blu-ray Disc (The Royal Opera)

The world premiere of Harrison Birtwistle's breathtaking opera, commissioned by The Royal Opera, brings the monstrous Minotaur to the stage.
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The Minotaur by composer Harrison Birtwistle and librettist David Harsent was commissioned by The Royal Opera. Part-man part-beast, the Minotaur is trapped in the labyrinth, and longs to discover his true identity and voice. Theseus, sent to the island of Crete as part of a debt sacrifice, is determined to kill the monstrous creature. He attracts the attention of Ariadne, half-sister and keeper of The Minotaur, and it is her help that ensures his success.

 

Captured here in High Definition video and surround sound, the cast is led by a sublime John Tomlinson as the Minotaur. They rise to great heights under the direction of Antonio Pappano, whose navigation of the monumental musical landscapes carries an intense authority.

 

Find out more about the production

 

Composer: Harrison Birtwistle

Stage director: Stephen Langridge

Cast: John Tomlinson, Johan Reuter, Christine Rice, Andrew Watts, Philip Langridge, Amanda Echalaz

Royal Opera Chorus

Chorus Director and second Conductor: Renato Balsadonna

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor: Antonio Pappano 

Stage Director: Stephen Langridge

Set and Costumes: Alison Chitty

Lighting: Paul Pyant

Choreography: Philippe Giraudeau

Video Designs: Leo Warner and Mark Grimmer for Fifty Nine Productions

 

Plus: ‘Myth is Universal' documentary

 

Video codec: AVC/MPEG-4

Disc size: BD50

Picture format: 1080i High Definition / 16:9

Sound format: 2.0 & 5.0 PCM (TBC)

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT

Region code: All regions

Running time: 175 mins

Recorded: 2008

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