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Title Capriccio / music by Richard Strauss ; libretto by Clemens Krauss and Richard Strauss ; a Metropolitan Opera production in association with PBS and WNET.

Publication Info. London, England : Decca, [2011]


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 Wethersfield Public Library - DVDs  DVD MET CAPRICCIO DISC 1-2    Check Shelf
Description 2 videodiscs (149 min.) : sound color ; 4 3/4 in..
Series The Metropolitan Opera HD live
Metropolitan Opera HD live.
System Details DVD; sound format in LPCM stereo., DTS 5.1 surround; aspect ratio 16:9; NTSC; region code 0 (worldwide).
Note Opera in 1 act.
Performer Renėe Fleming (Die Gräfin) ; Joseph Kaiser (Flamand) ; Russell Braun (Olivier) ; Peter Rose (La Roche) ; Morten Frank Larsen (Der Graf) ; Sarah Connolly (Clarion) ; Olga Makarina (Eine italienische Sängerin) ; Barry Banks (Ein italienischer Tenor) ; Michael Devlin (Der Haushofmeister) ; Bernard Fitch (Monsieur Taupe) ; supporting soloists ; Joyce DiDonato, host ; the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra ; Andrew Davis, conductor.
Credits Directed by Gary Halvorsen ; stage director, Peter McClintock ; production, John Cox ; set designer, Mauro Pagano ; costume designer and interior décor, Robert Perdziola ; lighting designer, Duane Schuler ; choreographer, Val Caniparoli.
Event Recorded live at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, April 23, 2011.
Note Program notes in English by John Cox and George Hall, and synopsis (15 p. : ports. ; 18 cm.) laid in container.
Summary Strauss's final opera, first seen at the Met in 1998 in this John Cox production, was revived in 2010 for Renée Fleming. One of the world's great Strauss interpreters, she brought a "plush and alluring" voice and "noble phrasing" to her portrayal of the Countess.
Language Sung in German; subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish, and Chinese; introduction spoken in English.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Operas -- Television adaptations.
Added Author Krauss, Clemens, 1893-1954. Librettist.
Halvorson, Gary. Director.
McClintock, Peter. Director.
Fleming, Renée. Performer.
Kaiser, Joseph. Performer.
Braun, Russell, 1968- Performer.
Rose, Peter, 1961- Performer.
Larsen, Morten Frank. Performer.
Connolly, Sarah. Performer.
Devlin, Michael, 1942- Performer.
Fitch, Bernard. Performer.
Davis, Andrew, 1944- Conductor.
Cox, John, 1935 March 12- Production personnel.
Pagano, Mauro, 1951-1988. Set designer.
Perdziola, Robert. Costume designer.
Schuler, Duane. Lighting designer.
Caniparoli, Val. Choreographer.
DiDonato, Joyce. Host.
Strauss, Richard, 1864-1949. Capriccio.
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.). Orchestra. Performer.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.) Producer.
Standard No. 044007434543
Music No. B0016196-09 Decca
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