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Gay/Britten: Beggar's Opera / Janet Baker, Kenneth McKellar [DVD]

Album Summary

>Gay, John : Beggar's Opera
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Notes & Reviews:

Originally broadcast in 1963 and now meticulously restored by the BBC, this film features a superb cast, including Janet Baker as Polly Peachum and the much-loved Scottish tenor Kenneth McKellar as the highwayman Macheath. John Gay's opera was a great success when first performed in 1728, satirizing the conventions of Italian opera and using popular tunes. Benjamin Britten's distinctive musical arrangements were a significant revision to Gay's original, effectively creating a new 20th-century opera.

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Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3
Sound Format(s): LPCM Mono, Enhanced Dolby Stereo
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish


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>Gay, John : Beggar's Opera
  • Performers: Kenneth McKellar (Tenor); Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: by 1728
  • Studio/Live: Studio