King Roger (Bregenzer Festspiele)

King Roger (Bregenzer Festspiele)

Scott Hendricks
Director: Felix Breisach, David Poutney Cast: Scott Hendricks
Scott Hendricks
, Olga Pasichnyk
Olga Pasichnyk
Felix Breisach, David Poutney,

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By all accounts, Polish composer Karol Szymanowski's 1926 opera King Roger lingered in obscurity for a century, then emerged as a sleeper hit almost eighty years after its 1926 debut, thanks to the championing of heavyweights such as maestro Sir Simon Rattle. Rattle and others claimed that King Roger deserved credit as one of the finest operas of the 20th Century. The Bregenz Festival mounted this 2009 interpretation of Roger via the efforts of producer David Pountney; it stars Scott Hendricks in the title role, Olga Pasichnyk as Roxana, John Graham-Hall as Edrisi and Will Hartmann as Shepherd. The Wiener Symphoniker (conducted by Mark Elder), The Polish Radio Choir Kraków, and The Children's Chorus of Musikhauptschule Bregenz lend accompaniment. Raimund Bauer designed the sets, Marie-Jeanne Lecca created the costumes and Beate Vollack choreographs.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/31/2010
UPC: 0814337010287
Original Release: 2009
Source: C Major
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [stereo, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time: 1:29:00
Sales rank: 55,604

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- King Roger
1. Opening/"Holy! Holy!" [2:43]
2. "Eternal God, We Beseech You" [2:34]
3. "Did You Hear That?" [4:38]
4. "Behond the Blasphemer!? [5:21]
5. "His Smile!" [3:53]
6. "Let the Shepherd Depart" [5:47]
7. Orchestral Introduction [1:45]
8. "The Pale Stars' Restless Fire" [5:35]
9. "Roxana! Her Song!" [4:03]
10. "A Shadowy Figure" [1:29]
11. "I Come Alone" [5:17]
12. "Calm You Fear and Anger, Roger!" [3:13]
13. "I Stir the Secret Depths" [2:14]
14. Dance of the Shepherd' Followers [1:51]
15. Roxana's Entrance - "In the Joyful Dance" [2:16]
16. "Who Dares Enslave My Magic Powers?" [2:19]
17. "Listen..." [5:18]
18. Orchestral Introduction [1:48]
19. "Dead Stones" [4:30]
20. "Roger! Roger!" [1:23]
21. "Stand Trial, O King" [5:45]
22. "Feed the Sacrifical King" [4:23]
23. "Edrisi, Dawn Has Come" [4:01]
24. Applause [2:44]
25. Credits [3:28]

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