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John Gay (1685-1732): The Beggar's Opera, staged for television / Roger Daltrey, Stratford Johns, Patricia Routledge, Carol Hall, Rosemary Ashe. English Baroque Soloists, Gardiner [DVD]

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This production of The Beggar's Opera has been created especially for television, and this adaptation wonderfully captures the satiric qualities of John Gay's original version. Roger Daltrey of THE WHO leads the cast in his role as Macheath. Produced and directed by Jonathan Miller, the cast is joined by The English Baroque Soloists, conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, who is widely thought of as a master of ancient music.

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Run Time: 135 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 4;3, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo,
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish


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