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Title Riders of the purple sage : the making of a Western opera / a First Run Features release ; produced by Quantum Leap Productions ; in association with Arizona Opera ; directed and produced by Kristin Atwell Ford.

Publication Info. New York, NY : First Run Features, [2022]


Location Call No. Status
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department Lower Level  DVD 782.1 RIDERS    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital rdatr
optical rdarm
wide screen rdaar
video file rdaft
DVD video
region 1 rdare
Motion pictures lcgft
Note Closed captioning in English.
System Details DVD, wide screen, NTSC, region 1.
Note Title from web page.
Cast Peter Coyote, narrator & Zane Grey ; featuring Ed Mell, Craig Bohmler, Fenlon Lamb, Steven Mark Kohn, Joseph Mechavich, Keitaro Harada.
Credits Editors, Bill Davis, Kristin Atwell Ford, Misty Wilson ;
Note For the opera: Craig Bohmler, composer ; Steven Mark Kohn, librettist.
Originally released as a documentary film in 2020.
Adapted from Zane Grey's 1912 novel, Riders of the Purple Sage.
Wide screen.
Summary Riders of the Purple Sage: The Making of a Western Opera follows a classically trained composer as he adapts a dime novel masterpiece into a grand opera. In 1912, Zane Grey's 'Riders of the Purple Sage' flew off bookshelves around the world and today is recognized by the Library of Congress as 'One Hundred Books that Shaped America.' A century later, composer Craig Bohmler takes shelter in Zane Grey's cabin during a rainstorm. There, amidst posters from Grey's Hollywood Westerns, Bohmler discovers a story with the grand dimensions of opera; he decides then and there to mount the legendary frontier novel for the operatic stage. Alongside a team of designers, musicians, singers, and fine art painter Ed Mell, Bohmler translates America's cowboy culture and sprawling beauty of the West into the realm of Puccini and Verdi.
Language In English; with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject Grey, Zane, 1872-1939. Riders of the purple sage -- Adaptations.
Arizona Opera.
Opera -- Production and direction -- United States.
West (U.S.) -- In opera.
Arizona Opera. (OCoLC)fst00756040
Opera -- Production and direction. (OCoLC)fst01046164
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
West United States. (OCoLC)fst01243255
Genre/Form Adaptations. (OCoLC)fst01423910
Documentary films. (OCoLC)fst01710390
Nonfiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710269
Nonfiction films.
Documentary films.
Added Author Atwell, Kristin, film director, producer.
Coyote, Peter, narrator.
Mell, Ed, actor.
Bohmler, Craig, actor.
Lamb, Fenlon, actor.
Kohn, Steven Mark, 1957- actor.
Mechavich, Joseph, conductor.
Grey, Zane, 1872-1939. Riders of the purple sage.
Arizona Opera, performer.
Quantum Leap Productions, production company.
First-Run Features (Firm), publisher.
Standard No. 720229918176
Music No. FRF 918176D First Run Features
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