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Szymanowski: King Roger / Mark Elder/Vienna SO, Hendricks, Pasichnyk, Graham-Hall [DVD]

Album Summary

>Szymanowski, Karol : King Roger, Op. 46
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

It is hard to believe that for decades Karl Szymanowski's masterpiece, his magnificent opera Ling Roger of 1926, led such a shadowy existence until it was revealed for what it is by powerful champions such as Simon Rattle: one of the finest operas of the 20th century. The visually strong production by David Pountney provided the Bregenz Festival with one of its most abiding successes in recent years. Scott Hendricks is the baritone title role and Olga Pasichnyk as his Queen, Roxana, were both enthusiastically applauded. "What grandiose music!" (Suddeutche Zeitung).

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Run Time: 89 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, DTS 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Catalan



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>Szymanowski, Karol : King Roger, Op. 46
  • Performers: Liubov Sokolova (Contralto); Olga Pasichnyk (Soprano); Scott Hendricks (Baritone); Will Hartmann (Tenor); John Graham-Hall (Tenor); Sorin Coliban (Bass)
  • Conductor: Mark Elder
  • Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1918-1924