Dove: The Adventures of Pinocchio (Complete opera recorded in 2008) BLU-RAY

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Dove: The Adventures of Pinocchio (Complete opera recorded in 2008) BLU-RAY
Opera North / Victoria Simmonds, Jonathan Summers, Mary Plazas, Rebecca Bottone / David Parry, conductor

[ Opus Arte Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc ]

Release Date: Wednesday 1 April 2009

Picture format: 1080i High Definition, NTSC 16:9
Sound format: Dolby TrueHD 5.1 and 2.0
Region code: 0 (all regions)
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Running time: 213 mins
No. of Discs: 1 (BD 50 disc)

Note: This Blu-ray Disc (BD) is not compatible with standard DVD players

Pinocchio - Victoria Simmonds
Geppetto - Jonathan Summers
The Blue Fairy - Mary Plazas
Cricket / Parrot - Rebecca Bottone
Puppeteer / Ape-Judge / Ringmaster - Graeme Broadbent
Lampwick - Allan Clayton
Cat - Mark Wilde
Fox / Coachman - James Laing
Pigeon / Snail - Carole Wilson

Opera North Chorus and Orchestra
David Parry, conductor

Martin Duncan, stage director

Recorded live at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, on 29 February and 1 March 2008.

- Illustrated synopsis and cast gallery.
- Interviews with the Composer, the Librettist, the Stage Director and the Musical Director.

"curiosity is aroused for adult and child alike from the first notes of Jonathan Dove's lavish and fantastical new opera genuinely for all age-groups. The scary moments are balanced by the joie de vivre of Alasdair Middleton's witty libretto and Martin Duncan's imaginative staging. Onstage virtually throughout, Victoria Simmonds conveys Pinocchio's flitting moods, from unthinkingly selfish to equally thoughtless acts of love, open-eyed enthusiasm to despondent sulks, with charm and verve. Plaudits should also go to the chorus, whose scenes are always visually and sonically spectacular, while the stunning surround sound of the DVD capturing every detail of Opera North's bold undertaking." (BBC Music Five Stars)

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