Handel: Admeto (2-DVD) – Doris Dörrie

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Handel: Admeto (2-DVD) – Doris Dörrie

Composer: George Frideric Handel
Artists: Tim Mead, Marie Arnet, William Berger, Andrew Radley, David Bates, Kirsten Blaise, Wolf Matthias Friedrich, Tadashi Endo, Mamu Dance Theatre, FestspielOrchester Göttingen
Conductor: Nicholas McGegan
Director: Doris Dörrie
Choreographer: Tadashi Endo
Format: NTSC
Language: Italian (Bonus Material: English)
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French
Region: All Regions
Number of Discs: 2
DVD Release Date: July 29, 2016
Run Time: 181 minutes; plus 21 minutes bonus material

George Frideric Handel’s opera Admeto was composed for the Royal Academy of Music. The work, with Italian libretto by Nicola Hyam, premiered in 1727 and is partly based on Euripides’ Alcestis. For this production, Academy Award-nominated film director Doris Dörrie returns to her beloved subject of Japan, and one of Handel’s most popular operas receives a stunning transformation into the ritualized world of the samurai. 

“Brilliantly played by the period-instrument FestspielOrchester Göttingen, conducted with fine sensibility and sensuality by Nicholas McGegan.” (The Times)
 

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