Admeto (Festspielorchester Gottingen)

Overview

This 2009 opera production constitutes a unique effort, in the sense that stage direction was handled by Oscar nominee Doris Dörrie (Men. . .), one of Germany's most popular and critically acclaimed film directors. This choice was far from arbitrary: as Dörrie's fans will recall, Japan is one of her favorite subjects, and this particular version of Georg Friderich Handel's 1727 opera Admeto transfers much of the action to the Samurai culture of feudal Japan, with aesthetically vivid sets and costumes designed by ...
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Overview

This 2009 opera production constitutes a unique effort, in the sense that stage direction was handled by Oscar nominee Doris Dörrie (Men. . .), one of Germany's most popular and critically acclaimed film directors. This choice was far from arbitrary: as Dörrie's fans will recall, Japan is one of her favorite subjects, and this particular version of Georg Friderich Handel's 1727 opera Admeto transfers much of the action to the Samurai culture of feudal Japan, with aesthetically vivid sets and costumes designed by Bernd Lepel. The production stars Tim Mead as the title character, Marie Arnet as Alceste, William Berger as Ercole and Andrew Radley as Orindo. The production itself was filmed live at the Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen, Deutsches Theater, from May 25-28, 2009. The Festspiel Orchester Götingen, under the baton of Nicholas McGegan, lends musical accompaniment, while Tadashi Endo-choreographed contributions The Mamu Dance Theatre accentuate the production.
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Special Features

Baroque & Butoh
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/25/2010
  • UPC: 814337010218
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Source: C Major
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Stereo
  • Sound: stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Time: 3:01:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 74,458

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tim Mead Admeto
Marie Arnet Alceste
William Berger Ercole
Andrew Radley Orindo
David Bates Trasimede
Kirsten Blaise Antigona
Wolf Matthias Friedrich Meraspe
Tadashi Endo
Nicholas McGegan Conductor
Technical Credits
Agnes Méth Director
Tadashi Endo Choreography
Bernd Lepel Costumes/Costume Designer, Set Decoration/Design
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