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Henry Purcell: King Arthur

Barbara Bonney · Michael Schade · Isabel Rey · Oliver Widmer · Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor
Directed for Stage by Jürgen Flimm
Concentus Musicus Wien
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor

Picture Format: PAL/NTSC · 16:9 anamorphic
Sound Formats: PCM Stereo · Dolby Digital 5.1 · DTS 5.1
Region Code: 0
Subtitles: English, German, French
Booklet Notes: English German, French
Running Time: 169 mins
FSK: 6

Cat No. PAL: 2054509

  • Amazing production of one of the most beautiful and popular operas of the Baroque era
  • Vivid and entertaining piece full of amazing sounds and bewitching images performed in a Baroque building in Salzburg, the Felsenreitschule
  • Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the Concentus Musicus Wien are leading specialists in early music with an excellent reputation in the record market
  • This opera production was shot at one of the world's most distinguished Festivals and received unanimous acclaim from the international press
  • Drama is coupled with opera, courtly dance rhythms with a farcical bucolic play, the myth of national grandeur is treated with biting satire, thus creating a brilliant synthesis of the arts or, as Nikolaus Harnoncourt describes it, "the first musical in history"
  • Brand new recording - state-of-the-art quality
  • 5.1 surround sound in Dolby Digital and DTS
  • Widescreen 16:9 ratio

"…die vor allem mit den herausragenden Sängerinnen Barbara Bonney und Isabel Rey sowie dem auch darstellerisch überzeugenden Tenor Michael Schade und natürlich Harnoncourts wunderbar phrasierendem Concentus Musicus glänzte." -- Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


Purcell, Henry

Dryden, John

Harnoncourt, Nikolaus

Concentus Musicus Wien

Vienna State Opera Chorus

Bonney, Barbara; Rey, Isabel; Schade, Michael; Widmer, Oliver

Label: EuroArts

Genre: Opera

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: 2054509

Barcode: 0880242545091

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Available in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, South Africa and Hong Kong

Physical Release: 08/2005

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