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Title The beggar's opera / written by John Gay ; realized from the original airs by Benjamin Britten ; directed by Charles R. Rogers ; produced and designed by Colin Graham.

Publication Info. London, England : Decca, 2009.

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 Moore Video  M1500.B44 B75 2009    Available  Ask at Circulation Desk
Description 1 DVD (94 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3./4 in.
Physical Medium monochrome
Description digital
video file
DVD video
Series Britten-Pears Collection
Britten-Pears Collection.
System Details DVD; LPCM mono., enhanced Dolby mono.; aspect ratio 4:3; NTSC; region code 0 (worldwide).
Note Ballad opera in three acts.
"As it was acted at the Theatre Royal, Lincoln's Inn Fields in 1728."--Container.
Performer Roger Jerome (The Beggar) ; David Kelly (Peachum) ; Bernard Dickerson (Filch) ; Anna Pollak (Mrs. Peachum) ; Janet Baker (Polly Peachum) ; Kenneth McKellar (Macheath) ; Bryan Drake (Lockit) ; Heather Harper (Lucy Lockit) ; supporting soloists ; English Chamber Orchestra ; Meredith Davies, conductor.
Credits Costumes and set decorations, Alix Stone.
Event This film was first broadcast on BBC Television on 31 October 1963.
Note Program notes by Philip Reed and synopsis by Avril Bardoni in English with French and German translations (26 p. : ill., ports.) inserted in container.
Language Sung in English; subtitles in English, French, German and Spanish.
Genre/Form Ballad operas.
Ballad operas.
Musical films.
Musical films.
Video recordings.
Video recordings.
Added Author Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976.
Rogers, Charles R., director.
Graham, Colin, 1931-2007, producer, designer.
Jerome, Roger, performer.
Kelly, David, 1929-2012, performer.
Dickerson, Bernard, performer.
Pollak, Anna, performer.
Baker, Janet, performer.
McKellar, Kenneth, performer.
Drake, Bryan, 1925-2001, performer.
Harper, Heather, performer.
Davies, Meredith, conductor.
Stone, Alix, designer.
Gay, John, 1685-1732. Beggar's opera.
English Chamber Orchestra, performer.
Decca Record Company.
Standard No. 044007433294
Music No. 074 3329 Decca