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Poppea / Gauthier Dance Company Theaterhouse Stuttgart

Donner / Monteverdi / Schumann / Torrini
Release Date: 08/26/2014 
Label:  Euroarts   Catalog #: 59748  
Number of Discs: 1 
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For this production, Christian Spuck was inspired by Claudio Monteverdi’s last opera, L’incoronazione di Poppea. The story of the marriage of the Emperor Nero and Poppea Sabina still brings a chill to audiences today, portraying as it does the cruel lust for power and passion at the court of the Roman ruler. In the end, all succumb to the elemental force of a totally amoral idea of «love», and the boundaries between reality and fiction become blurred. What began as a game becomes deadly serious when the explosive mix of emotions reveals its fateful consequences. Christian Spuck has created a compelling piece of experimental
Read more choreography from this remarkable opera plot, producing a ballet which incorporates film and spoken elements.

Christian Spuck

Gauthier Dance

Christian Spuck, choreographer
Emma Ryott, set designer
Martin Donner
Claudio Monteverdi
Robert Schumann
Emiliana Torrini
Cat Power
Johann Paul von Westhoff

Recorded at the Theaterhaus Stuttgart, July 2013

- Dance Performance, “Threesome”

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Language: German, French
Subtitles: English, German, French
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 78 mins (ballet) + 5 mins (bonus)
No. of DVDs: 1
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