[ Opus Arte Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc ]
Release Date: Monday 2 February 2009
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Blu-Ray - "Athenian wonder boy Constantinos Carydis has everything you could want from a Mozart conductor, combining manic energy with perfectionism and a profound sense of lyrical beauty." Bloomberg News
Picture format: 1080i High Definition, NTSC 16:9
Sound format: Dolby True HD 5.0 and 2.0
Region code: 0 (all regions)
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
Menu Langauge: English
Running time: 214 mins
Note: This Blu-ray Disc (BD) is not compatible with standard DVD players
Recorded live at Het Musiektheater, Amsterdam on 2, 7 and 19 February 2008.
Johan Simons' feisty production of Die Entführung aus dem Serail is an intelligently innovative account of Mozart's 1782 comic tale of abduction, love, loyalty and forgiveness. Kurt Rydl's Osmin is hilarious, with just the right edge of latent thuggery; Mojca Erdmann's smart and cheeky Blonde sports a red riding coat, high latex boots and a belt that she is not afraid to use on the men; Michael Smallwood makes a charming, suave and mocking Pedrillo. Laura Aikin's Konstanze, torn between true love and obligation, reveals a vast range of human emotions and Edgaras Montvidas' Belmonte portrays his coming-of-age with clarity and genuine charisma. The performance is whipped up to a feverish pitch in the pit by Constantinos Carydis, the orchestra and chorus responding with fleet virtuosity. Bluntly 'theatre about theatre', this ground-breaking performance delivers everything one could wish for from a Mozart opera, combining thrilling energy with a profound sense of lyrical beauty and truth.
Illustrated synopsis & cast gallery.
Interviews with the cast.
Behind the scenes documentary.
"Athenian wonder boy Constantinos Carydis has everything you could want from a Mozart conductor, combining manic energy with perfectionism and a profound sense of lyrical beauty." Bloomberg News