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Birtwistle: The Minotaur / Pappano/Royal Opera, Tomlinson, Reuter [2 DVD]

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>Birtwistle, Harrison : The Minotaur
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

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This world premiere of a gripping new work by composer Harrison Birtwistle and librettist David Harsent, commissioned by The Royal Opera, brings the monstrous Greek mythological character to the stage. The Minotaur, part man, part beast, trapped in his labyrinth and constrained by his bloodthirsty role there, longs to discover his true identity and his own voice. Athens must pay a blood sacrifice to Crete and among the innocents is Theseus, who has come to challenge the violent Minotaur.

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Run Time: 175 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9 anamorphic, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.0 Surround
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian



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Works Details

>Birtwistle, Harrison : The Minotaur
  • Performers: Andrew Watts (Countertenor); John Tomlinson (Bass); Christine Rice (Mezzo Soprano); Johan Reuter (Baritone); Philip Langridge (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Anthony Pappano
  • Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Live