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Maw: Sophie's Choice DVD (The Royal Opera)

Maw: Sophie's Choice DVD (The Royal Opera)

The Royal Opera House celebrates the life of acclaimed British composer Nicholas Maw with the DVD release of his 2002 opera, based on the novel by William Styron.
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In 2002, Nicholas Maw's opera Sophie's Choice, based on the novel by William Styron, was given its premiere at the Royal Opera House. The subject had struck Maw when he first watched the film adaptation several years previously, and he immediately felt it would be 'the most extraordinary basis for an opera'. Commissioned by the Royal Opera House and BBC3, Maw embarked on an adaptation of Styron's book, which took six years to complete.

 

Conducted by Simon Rattle, a long-term enthusiast of Nicholas Maw's music, and with a wonderful cast led by Angelika Kirchschlager, Rodney Gilfry, Dale Duesing and Gordon Gietz, the work won international acclaim and was later restaged in Washington, Berlin and Vienna. The Royal Opera House celebrates the work of this British composer, who died in 2009, with the release on DVD of the BBC transmission, as broadcast live in December 2002.


Composer: Nicolas Maw

Director: Trevor Nunn

Narrator: Dale Duesing

Stingo: Gordon Gietz

Sophie: Angelika Kirchschlager

Nathan: Rodney Gilfry

 

Royal Opera Chorus

Chorus Director: Terry Edwards

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Concert Master: Peter Manning

Conductor: Simon Rattle 

Director: Trevor Nunn

Designs: Rob Howell

Lighting Design: Mark Henderson

Director of Movement: David Bolger


Plus: Illustrated synopsis, cast gallery, interview with Simon Rattle

 

Picture: 16:9

Sound: 2.0 & 5.0 PCM

Format: NTSC

Region code: 0

Running time: 223 mins

Recorded: 2002

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT/NL

Categories:

DVDs > Opera
DVDs > From the Royal Opera House

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