The Resource Death in Venice : opera in two acts (1973), Benjamin Britten ; libretto by Myfanwy Piper ; based on Tod in Venedig by Thomas Mann ; a co-production by the Teatro Real and François Roussillon et Associés with the participation of France Télévisions and NHK ; Willy Decker, stage director ; François Roussillon, film director, (videorecording)

Death in Venice : opera in two acts (1973), Benjamin Britten ; libretto by Myfanwy Piper ; based on Tod in Venedig by Thomas Mann ; a co-production by the Teatro Real and François Roussillon et Associés with the participation of France Télévisions and NHK ; Willy Decker, stage director ; François Roussillon, film director, (videorecording)

Label
Death in Venice : opera in two acts (1973)
Title
Death in Venice
Title remainder
opera in two acts (1973)
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Britten ; libretto by Myfanwy Piper ; based on Tod in Venedig by Thomas Mann ; a co-production by the Teatro Real and François Roussillon et Associés with the participation of France Télévisions and NHK ; Willy Decker, stage director ; François Roussillon, film director
Contributor
Art director
Choreographer
Composer
Conductor
Costume designer
Film director
Instrumentalist
Librettist
Lighting designer
Production company
Publisher
Singer
Stage director
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • ger
  • jpn
  • kor
  • eng
Summary
"Adapted from Thomas Mann's 1912 novella, Death in Venice was Benjamin' Britten's last opera, the composer insisting on its completion while delaying badly needed heart surgery. The starkly simple narrative of a famous but failing novelist traveling to Venice to seek inspiration only to find unhealthy infatuation and deadly cholera, is given a chamber-like precision and clarity through Britten's score, becoming a haunting drama filled with musical symbols, disquieting mystery and richly evocative atmospheres of Venice and its strange characters"--Container
Cataloging source
TDF
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Wolfgang Gussmann, set designer ; Wolfgang Gussmann and Susana Mendoza, costume designers ; Hans Toelstede, lighting designer ; Athol Farmer, choreography
Date of event
2014 December 17, 19
Language note
Sung in English; with optional subtitles in English, French, German, Korean and Japanese
LC call number
M1500
Other event information
Filmed
PerformerNote
John Daszak (Gustav von Aschenbach) ; Leigh Melrose ; Tomasz Borczyk ; supporting cast ; Teatro Real Chorus and Orchestra ; Alejo Pérez, conductor
Place of event
Teatro Real, Madrid, Spain
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1913-1976
  • 1967-
  • 1875-1955
  • 1913-1976
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Britten, Benjamin
  • Piper, Myfanwy
  • Decker, Willy
  • Roussillon, François
  • Gussmann, Wolfgang
  • Mendoza, Susana
  • Toelstede, Hans
  • Farmer, Athol
  • Daszak, John
  • Melrose, Leigh
  • Borczyk, Tomasz
  • Pérez, Alejo
  • Mann, Thomas
  • Britten, Benjamin
  • Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid
  • Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid
  • Teatro Real (Madrid, Spain)
  • François Roussillon et associés
  • France télévision
  • Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai
  • Naxos (Sound recording label)
Runtime
152
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Operas
  • Novelists
  • Venice (Italy)
Technique
live action
Label
Death in Venice : opera in two acts (1973), Benjamin Britten ; libretto by Myfanwy Piper ; based on Tod in Venedig by Thomas Mann ; a co-production by the Teatro Real and François Roussillon et Associés with the participation of France Télévisions and NHK ; Willy Decker, stage director ; François Roussillon, film director, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Includes program notes by Paul Conway, synopsis and biographical information on the performers in English (14 pages) inserted in container
Bar code
  • 31223131837248
  • 31223131837230
  • 31223131837255
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
  • stereophonic
  • quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • performed music
Content type code
  • tdi
  • prm
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (152 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
730099007665
Other physical details
Blu-ray, sound, color
Publisher number
NBD0076V
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1055858258
System details
HD 16:9 ; PCM 2.0 and DTS-HD 5.0 ; all regions ; requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
Death in Venice : opera in two acts (1973), Benjamin Britten ; libretto by Myfanwy Piper ; based on Tod in Venedig by Thomas Mann ; a co-production by the Teatro Real and François Roussillon et Associés with the participation of France Télévisions and NHK ; Willy Decker, stage director ; François Roussillon, film director, (videorecording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Includes program notes by Paul Conway, synopsis and biographical information on the performers in English (14 pages) inserted in container
Bar code
  • 31223131837248
  • 31223131837230
  • 31223131837255
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
  • stereophonic
  • quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • performed music
Content type code
  • tdi
  • prm
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (152 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
730099007665
Other physical details
Blu-ray, sound, color
Publisher number
NBD0076V
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1055858258
System details
HD 16:9 ; PCM 2.0 and DTS-HD 5.0 ; all regions ; requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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