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100372 - BRITTEN: Owen Wingrave (Film version, 2001) (PAL)
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BENJAMIN BRITTEN
OWEN WINGRAVE
(+ Documentary BENJAMIN BRITTEN: THE HIDDEN HEART)

Libretto by
MYFANWY PIPER

Cast
GERALD FINLEY Owen Wingrave
PETER SAVIDGE Spencer Coyle
HILTON MARLTON Miss Wingrave
ANNE DAWSON Mrs. Coyle
ELIZABETH GALE Mrs. Julian
CHARLOTTE HELLEKANT Kate Julian
MARTYN HILL Sir Philip Wingrave

DEUTSCHES SYMPHONIE-ORCHESTER BERLIN
Conducted by
KENT NAGANO

THE CHORISTERS OF WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL CHOIR

Directed by
MARGARET WILLIAMS

Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Picture Format: 4:3
Region Code : 2, 5
Menu Languages: GB, D, F, SP
Subtitle Languages: GB, D, F, SP
Running Time: 92 min (opera), 58 min. (documentary)
DVD 9/ PAL
FSK: 0
Barcode: 4006680103723
Cat.-No.: 100 372

When Britten started to work on 'Owen Wingrave' he conceived the opera both for performance on stage and for TV production. In fact the first TV production of Owen Wingrave was broadcasted in 1971, two years before opera premiere at Covent Garden.

This 1992 production intriguingly tells the drama of Owen, who refuses to follow a military career like his ancestors.

In the second part of this DVD the intense documentary 'Britten - The Hidden Heart' tells the story of Benjamin Britten and his life-long friend Peter Pears, with spots on Britten's most famous works 'Peter Grimes', 'War Requiem' and 'Death in Venice'.


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