Berlioz Les Troyens Blu-Ray

Cat No:
01 - 10 - 2013

Berlioz Les Troyens Blu-Ray

Bryan Hymel (Enee), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Didon), Anna Caterina Antonacci (Cassandre), Fabio Capitanucci (Chorebe), Hanna Hipp (Anna), Brindley Sherratt (Narbal), Ashley Holland (Panthee), Pamela Helen Stephen (Hecube), Ed Lyon (Hylas), Ji-min Park (Iopas), Ji Hyun Kim (Helenus), Robert Lloyd (Priam), Jenna Sloan (Polyxene), Barbara Senator (Ascagne), Sophia McGregor (Andromaque), Lucas Jaconi (Captain), Adrian Clarke, Jeremy White (Soldiers), Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor), Sir David McVicar (director)

Hector Berlioz's Les Troyens is a tour de force that ranges from fiery military marches to intense choruses, passionate soliloquies and the lyrical love duets of Dido and Aeneas. For Berlioz, librettist and composer, the opera became the work of decades and the passion of a lifetime, the culmination of his literary love affair with Virgil's Aeneid and with two tragic heroines, Cassandra and Dido. David McVicar's staging is on an enormous scale, assembling one of the largest casts ever seen at Covent Garden. The sweeping theme of the rise and fall of empires runs throughout Les Troyens, along with moving meditations on love and honour. Rarely staged due to its scale, this is the first Covent Garden production for 40 years. Bonus - Designer Es Devlin explains the model box, Royal Opera House Insight Event and a Cast gallery.

Berlioz Les Troyens H133

Running Time: 4 hr 55 min
Picture format: 1080i HD 16:9
Sound format: 2.0 LPCM + 5.1 (5.0) DTS
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
No. of discs: 2 (Blu-ray)

Also available on DVD (OA1097D)

'David McVicar's stupendous production...would be worth seeing for Es Devlin's mighty sets and Constructivist Trojan horse alone.' (The Wall Street Journal)
'Musically the show is top-notch...A fabulous evening.' (The Independent)