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MOZART: Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Die) (NTSC)


MOZART: Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Die) (NTSC)

DVD Clip
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART
Die Entführung aus dem Serail

From the Glyndebourne Festival Opera 1980
Opera in Three Acts; Sung in German

Ryland Davies, Valerie Masterson, Lillian Watson,
Willard White, James Hoback, Joachim Bissmeier
Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Gustav Kuhn

Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Picture Format: 4:3
Menu Languages: D, F, GB, SP
Subtitles Languages: D, F, GB, SP
Region Code: 0 worldwide
Running Time: 140 mins

Cat No.: 101 091

Unfortunately not available in Japan and Korea


Turkish, German, Italian and Oriental influences intertwine as Arthaus present another Mozart gem in their Glyndebourne series, as well as a chance to see Willard White in one of his earliest roles.

Once described as "an irresistible eighteenth century vaudeville", Mozart's three-act opera was commissioned for Vienna's National-Singspiel, the newly-established German opera company. The story revolves around the rescue by Belmonte of his fiancée Constanze, who was captured by pirates and sold to the harem of the Turkish Pasha.

In the Glyndebourne Entführung aus dem Serail from 1980, comically yet sensitively staged by Peter Wood, Kuhn led his excellent soloists to an ensemble performance of great unity which was interspersed with exact and beautifully worked dialogue. The singpiel, this hybrid of music and word, is realised here in the most convincing fashion.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Bretzner, Christoph Friedrich

Kuhn, Gustav

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Glyndebourne Chorus

Bissmeier, Joachim; Davies, Ryland; Hoback, James; Masterson, Valerie; Watson, Lillian; White, Willard

Label: Arthaus Musik

Genre: Opera

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 101091

Barcode: 807280109191

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Physical Release: 08/2005

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