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Title Le Comte Ory / Rossini ; the Metropolitan Opera presents ; production by Bartlett Sher ; [libretto by Eugène Scribe & Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, based on their work of the same name] ; directed by Gary Halvorson ; a Metropolitan Opera production in association with PBS and WNET.

Publication Info. [New York] : EMI Records/Virgin Classics, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 Wethersfield Public Library - DVDs  DVD MET COMTE DISC 1-2    Check Shelf
Description 2 videodiscs (153 min.) : color, sound ; 4 3/4 in..
Series The Metropolitan Opera HD live
Metropolitan Opera HD live.
System Details DVD-5; NTSC; all regions; 16.9; DTS 5.1 or PCM stereo.
Note Opera in 2 acts.
Performer Stéphane Degout (Raimbaud) ; Monica Yunus (Alice) ; Susanne Resmark (Ragonde) ; Juan Diego Flórez (Le Comte Ory) ; Michele Pertusi (Le Gouverneur) ; Joyce DiDonato (Isolier) ; Diana Damrau (La Comtesse Adèle) ; Tony Stevenson, Tyler Simpson (Courtiers) ; The Metropolitan Opera and Chorus ; Maurizio Benini, conductor.
Credits Michael Yeargan, set designer ; Catherine Zuber, costume designer ; Brian Macdevitt, lighting designer.
Event Recorded live on Apr. 9, 2011.
Note Bonus : Backstage at the MET: Renée Fleming interviews Juan Diego Florez, Joyce DiDonato, Bartlett Sher, Catherine Zuber, Timothy Church and Diane Damrau.
Program notes by Philipp Brieler in English with French translation (7 p. : ports.) inserted in container.
Summary A comedy set in France during medieval times when most of the men have gone off to the Crusades. Among the few who have remained behind is Comte Ory, a young nobleman intent on seducing as many women as he can. His eye is on the virtuous Countess Adèle in particular, and he disguises himself and takes up residence outside her castle. When his cover is blown, he boldly decides to make another attempt at conquest by dressing up as a nun.
Language In French with optional subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject False personation -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Operas -- Television adaptations.
Added Author Rossini, Gioacchino, 1792-1868. Comte Ory.
Scribe, Eugène, 1791-1861. Librettist.
Delestre-Poirson, C.-G. (Charles-Gaspard), 1790-1859. Librettist.
Sher, Bartlett. Director.
Halvorson, Gary. Director.
Yeargan, Michael. Set designer.
Zuber, Catherine. Costume designer.
MacDevitt, Brian. Lighting designer.
Degout, Stéphane. Performer.
Yunus, Monica. Performer.
Resmark, Susanne. Performer.
Flórez, Juan Diego, 1973- Performer.
Pertusi, Michele. Performer.
DiDonato, Joyce. Performer.
Damrau, Diana. Performer.
Palumbo, Donald. Performer.
Benini, Maurizio. Conductor.
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.). Orchestra. Performer.
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.). Chorus. Performer.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Virgin Classics (Firm)
EMI Records Ltd.
Note Also known as: Count Ory
Standard No. 5099907095993
Music No. 0709599 3 Virgin Classics
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