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The Resource The minotaur, music by Harrison Birtwistle ; libretto by David Harsent ; from the Royal Opera House ; producer, Ferenc Van Damme ; television director, Jonathan Haswell

The minotaur, music by Harrison Birtwistle ; libretto by David Harsent ; from the Royal Opera House ; producer, Ferenc Van Damme ; television director, Jonathan Haswell

Label
The minotaur
Title
The minotaur
Statement of responsibility
music by Harrison Birtwistle ; libretto by David Harsent ; from the Royal Opera House ; producer, Ferenc Van Damme ; television director, Jonathan Haswell
Contributor
Choreographer
Conductor
Designer
Director
Librettist
Lighting designer
Performer
Producer
Singer
Videographer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • ger
  • spa
  • ita
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The world premiere of a new work commissioned by The Royal Opera brings to the stage a famous character of Greek myth. Part man, part beast, the Minotaur is trapped in a labyrinth and constrained by his violent role there, yet he longs to discover his own identity and his own voice. Among the innocents of a blood sacrifice Athens must pay to Crete is Theseus, who has come to challenge the violent Minotaur, but also attracts the attention of Ariadne - and it is her help that ensures his success in the labyrinth
Related
Cataloging source
COO
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Stephen Langridge, stage director ; Alison Chitty, set and costume designer ; Philippe Giraudeau, choreographer; Paul Pyant. lighting designer; video designs, Leo Warner and Mark Grimmer for Fifty Nine Productions ; editor, Steve Eveleigh
Date time place
Recorded in performance, Apr. 25 & 30 and May 3, 2008, at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Dewey number
  • 782.1/078
  • 782.1
Language note
Sung in English, with optional English, French, German, Spanish, or Italian subtitles
LC call number
M1500.B57
LC item number
M56 2008
PerformerNote
John Tomlinson (The Minotaur) ; Johan Reuter (Theseus) ; Christine Rice (Ariadne) ; Andrew Watts (Snake Priestess) ; Philip Langridge (Hiereus) ; supporting soloists ; The Royal Opera Chorus ; The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House ; Antonio Pappano, conductor
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1942-
  • 1946 September 22-
  • 1969-
  • 1967-
  • 1939-2010
  • 1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Harsent, David
  • Tomlinson, John
  • Reuter, Johan
  • Rice, Christine
  • Watts, Andrew
  • Langridge, Philip
  • Pappano, Antonio
  • Damme, Ferenc van
  • Haswell, Jonathan
  • Langridge, Stephen
  • Chitty, Alison
  • Giraudeau, Philippe
  • Pyant, Paul
  • Warner, Leo
  • Grimmer, Mark
  • Birtwistle, Harrison
  • Royal Opera House (London, England)
  • Fifty Nine Productions
  • Opus Arte (Firm)
Runtime
141
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birtwistle, Harrison
  • Operas
  • Minotaur
Technique
live action
Label
The minotaur, music by Harrison Birtwistle ; libretto by David Harsent ; from the Royal Opera House ; producer, Ferenc Van Damme ; television director, Jonathan Haswell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Opera
  • Program notes by Rhian Samuel in English, French, and German (23 p. : col. ill.) inserted in container
  • Extra features (disc 1): Synopsis ; Cast gallery; Extra feature (disc 2): Documentary, Myth is universal
Accompanying material
booklet.
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Extra features (disc 1): Synopsis ; Cast gallery -- Extra feature (disc 2): Documentary, Myth is universal
Control code
276821650
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 141 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
809478010005
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
OA 1000 D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)276821650
System details
DVD-9+5; soundtracks in DTS 5.1, PCM stereo; aspect ratio 16:9; recorded in HD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The minotaur, music by Harrison Birtwistle ; libretto by David Harsent ; from the Royal Opera House ; producer, Ferenc Van Damme ; television director, Jonathan Haswell
Publication
Note
  • Opera
  • Program notes by Rhian Samuel in English, French, and German (23 p. : col. ill.) inserted in container
  • Extra features (disc 1): Synopsis ; Cast gallery; Extra feature (disc 2): Documentary, Myth is universal
Accompanying material
booklet.
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Extra features (disc 1): Synopsis ; Cast gallery -- Extra feature (disc 2): Documentary, Myth is universal
Control code
276821650
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 141 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
809478010005
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
OA 1000 D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)276821650
System details
DVD-9+5; soundtracks in DTS 5.1, PCM stereo; aspect ratio 16:9; recorded in HD
Video recording format
DVD

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