Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Newly acquired : Tchaikowsky - The Merchant of Venice - DVD

I have bought the DVD recording of the world première production of André Tchaikowsky's opera The Merchant of Venice, with a libretto after William Shakespeare, just released by EuroArts.

Recorded last year in Bregenz, it was conducted by Erik Nielsen and directed by Keith Warner. The cast included Richard Angas, christopher Ainslie, Charles Workman, Adrian Clarke, Adrian Eröd, Kathryn Lewek and Magdalena Anna Hofmann, among others.

There is a second DVD with a 50 minutes documentary on the planning of this production, from the choice of the work and the team to the final rehearsals. I attended the three performances in Bregenz last year, and it is great to have this unique production on DVD.

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