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MOZART, W.A.: Entführung aus dem Serail (Die) (Drottningholm Court Theatre, 1990) (NTSC)



MOZART, W.A.: Entführung aus dem Serail (Die) (Drottningholm Court Theatre, 1990) (NTSC)

DVD Clip

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
From the Drottningholm Court Theatre 1990

Aga Winska, Richard Croft, Bengt-Ola Morgny
Tamas Szüle, Elisabeth Hellström
Emmerich Schaffer
The Drottningholm Court Theatre Chorus and Orchestra
Conducted by ARNOLD ÖSTMAN

Stage Direction by HARALD CLEMEN
Costumes by BÖRJE EDH
Directed and produced for TV by THOMAS OLOFSSON

Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Picture Format: 4:3
Subtitle Languages: D, F, GB, IT, SP
Region Code: 0 worldwide
Running Time: 133 min

Cat. No: 102 015

“This 1989 public performance conducted by Arnold Östman has two distinct features: the use of period instruments - the only one on DVD - and the location of the Drottningholm Court Theatre. This 400-seater is much as it was when built in 1766, including the original wooden machinery, wind machine and thunderbox.” MusicWeb on 102 013 (Die Zauberflöte)

  • Set in the exotic seraglio of the Pasha Selim, the story revolves around the rescue of Constanze by her lover Belmonte. In this work, Mozart breaks new ground in introducing dramatically rounded characters with recognisably human feelings and weaknesses. The work influenced and changed the nature of opera throughout Europe.

  • This charming production from Drottningholm continuing the Arthaus series does full justice to Mozart’s score. Arnold Östman’s deliberate conducting combined with Carl Friedrich Oberle’s design demonstrates that this really is “an eternal masterpiece of music drama by a youthful, exuberant composer who suddenly found his individual voice and style in the field of opera with this particular work” Opera Now

I never saw this production live but I am convinced that the experienced Thomas Olofsson made the most of the opportunities and the resulting film is indeed truly beautiful. Those who have already read my review of the [1983] Salzburg set will know that it is luxuriously cast with international big names doing their utmost. Östman’s Scandinavian cast, although hardly household names outside Sweden, are just as accomplished and in the intimate Drottningholm surroundings they make a splendid team, vocally and dramatically. … I have nothing but praise for the quality of sound and pictures.” MusicWeb on 102 009 (La Clemenza di Tito)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Bretzner, Christoph Friedrich

Ostman, Arnold

Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra

Drottningholm Theatre Chorus

Croft, Richard; Hellstrom, Elisabet; Morgny, Bengt-Ola; Schaffer, Emmerich; Szule, Tamas; Winska, Aga

Label: Arthaus Musik

Genre: Opera

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 102015

Barcode: 807280201598

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Not Available in Japan and Korea

Physical Release: 08/2006

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