El Niño

El Niño

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Overview

El Niño

This performance of the opera El Nino recorded at the Theatre de Paris-Chalet in 2000 features vocalists such as Dawn Upshaw, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Willard White, and more in the leading roles.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/29/2013
UPC: 0807280166996
Original Release: 2000
Source: Arthaus Musik
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [stereo]
Time: 1:59:00
Sales rank: 61,228

Special Features

Making of including interviews with Peter Sellars, Kent Nagano, Dawn Upshaw and John Adams

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Nino
1. Chapter 1 [1:12]
2. Chapter 2 [6:39]
3. Chapter 3 [4:47]
4. Chapter 4 [6:21]
5. Chapter 5 [2:25]
6. Chapter 6 [1:25]
7. Chapter 7 [1:06]
8. Chapter 8 [3:36]
9. Chapter 9 [3:31]
10. Chapter 10 [3:20]
11. Chapter 11 [3:11]
12. Chapter 12 [1:43]
13. Chapter 13 [3:53]
14. Chapter 14 [1:59]
15. Chapter 15 [1:08]
16. Chapter 16 [2:15]
17. Chapter 17 [2:13]
18. Chapter 18 [2:53]
19. Chapter 19 [1:41]
20. Chapter 20 [1:57]
21. Chapter 21 [3:39]
22. Chapter 22 [4:49]
23. Chapter 23 [2:32]
24. Chapter 24 [4:24]
25. Chapter 25 [2:34]
26. Chapter 26 [5:31]
27. Chapter 27 [1:09]
28. Chapter 28 [4:18]
29. Chapter 29 [1:34]
30. Chapter 30 [2:11]
31. Chapter 31 [2:13]
32. Chapter 32 [1:31]
33. Chapter 33 [3:18]
34. Chapter 34 [3:27]
35. Chapter 35 [3:28]
36. Chapter 36 [2:50]
37. Chapter 37 [3:21]
38. Chapter 38 [7:53]
39. Chapter 39 [:09]

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El Niño 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This isn't an opera but rather a staged oratorio about the Christmas fairy tale. Dawn Upshaw, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson and Willard White sing and tell the story in English, Spanish and Latin. Three countertenors from Paul Hillier's group Theatre of Voices back them up, and the London Voices serves as a chorus. The singers use a lot of hand and body motions to illustrate what they are singing, and they are accompanied in this by three dancers. The dancers also appear in films that are shown on a screen above the stage. The film is done in 3 settings, so you're actually seeing the story in 4 different ways simultaneously. There are no sets or props, and everyone is in street clothes. The sound and picture quality are excellent, and subtitles are in 4 languages. Peter Sellars directs, and he wrote the libretto with Adams. There's a 30 minute feature with Adams, Sellars, Upshaw and conductor Kent Nagano in which they talk about the piece. Enough with the background, this is an excellent oratorio, and the performers do a splendid job of presenting it. Adams' music flows so well that people who don't like ''modern'' music will have no trouble with it. The only problem is the price. Adams' music sells so poorly to begin with that charging half again as much as most classical DVDs will only prevent people from buying it. If you can afford it, it'll be a jewel in your collection.