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Title Let's make an opera [videorecording] / Benjamin Britten ; a film by Petr Weigl ; a coproduction of TV 2000 Günter Herbertz, K.F.a.s. Prag, and Cable Plus ; in cooperation with RM Arts and ZDF.

Imprint Leipzig : Arthaus Musik, [2006], c1996.

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 Moore Video  M1995 .L47 2006    Available  Ask at Circulation Desk
Description 1 videodisc : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD 9; NTSC, 4:3 letterbox picture format; PCM stereo.; region code 0.
Language In English; with subtitle and menu languages in English, German French, and Spanish.
Note "An opera feature film"--On container.
Libretto by Eric Crozier.
Performer Jirina Jeraskova, sung by Felicity Palmer (Doris, Miss Baggott) ; Dagmar Veskrnova, sung by Kate Flowers (Barbara, Gouvernante) ; Lukas Vacucik, sung by Stephen Richardson (Thomas, Black Bob) ; Michael Dlouhy, sung by John Graham Hall (Max, Clem, Alfred) ; Dana Moravkova, sung by Lisa Milne (Anni, Juliet Brook) ; Michal Bürger, sung by Liam Shena (Martin, Gay Brook) ; Sabina Feldmanova, sung by Julia Campbell (Monika, Sophia Brook) ; Petros Alexandridis, sung by Kevin Bloomer (Peter, John Crome) ; Filip Fronek, sung by Nigel Wall (Rolf, Hughie Crome) ; Silvie Koblizkova, sung by Francesca Massey (Maria, Tina Crome) ; Johan Kolinsky, sung by Edward Yeo (Hans, Sam) ; City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and Symphony Youth Chorus ; The Coull Quartet ; Nettle & Markham, piano duo ; Huw Ceredig, percussion; Simon Halsey, conductor.
Credits Written and directed by Petr Weigl; set designer, Karel Vacek; costume designer, Josef Jelínek.
Note Program notes in English, French, and German (13 p. : ports.) inserted in container.
Booklet inside the container.
Summary "Let's make an opera is divided into three parts, the first two of which are conceived as pure drama and feature little in the way of musical interludes. In Act one, Mrs. Parsworthy tells a story she had once heard from her grand mother to the children in her care at Iken Hall. It is the tale of Sam, a young chimneysweep. The children are so fascinated by the story that they decide to turn it into an opera. Act two shows them hard at work rehearsing for the performance. And Act three, which is an independent entity and suitable for performance on its on w, narrates the actual tale of The little sweep. In this film, the director Petr Weigl has reworked and enriched the two-part prologue to the story through the introduction of additional characters"--Insert, p. 6.
Subject Operas -- Juvenile.
Genre/Form Feature films.
DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976. Little sweep.
Crozier, Eric. Let's make an opera.
Jirásková, Jiřina. Actor.
Veskrnova, Dagmar. Actor.
Vacucik, Lukas. Actor.
Dlouhý, Michal. Actor.
Moravková, Dana, 1971- Actor.
Bürger, Michal. Actor.
Sabina Feldmanova. Actor.
Alexandridis, Petros. Actor.
Filip Fronek. Actor.
Koblizkova, Silvie. Actor.
Kolinsky, Johan. Actor.
Palmer, Felicity. voc
Flowers, Kate, 1950- voc
Richardson, Stephen (Bass) voc
Graham-Hall, John. voc
Milne, Lisa. voc
Shena, Liam. voc
Campbell, Julia. voc
Bloomer, Kevin. voc
Wall, Nigel. voc
Massey, Francesca. voc
Yeo, Edward. voc
Ceredig, Huw. Instrumentalist.
Halsey, Simon, 1958- Conductor.
Weigl, Petr, 1939- Director. Screenwriter.
Vacek, Karel. Set designer.
Jelínek, Josef, 1949- Costume designer.
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Chorus. Performer.
City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus. Performer.
Coull String Quartet. Performer.
Nettle-Markham Piano Duo. Performer.
TV 2000 Günter Herbertz. Production personnel.
Krátký film. Production personnel.
Cable Plus Television. Production personnel.
RM Arts (Firm) Production personnel.
Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen. Production personnel.
Arthaus Musik (Firm)
Standard No. 807280210798
Music No. 102 107 Arthaus Musik