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Andre Tchaikowsky: The Merchant Of Venice / Ainslie, Bridges, Erod, Gunz, Vienna Symphony [blu-ray]

Tchaikovsky / Wiener Symphoniker / Nielsen / Angas
Release Date: 08/26/2014 
Label:  Euroarts   Catalog #: 72704  
Composer:  Andre Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Adrian ClarkeCharles WorkmanNorman PatzkeChristopher Ainslie,   ... 
Conductor:  Erik Nielsen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony OrchestraPrague Philharmonic Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Tchaikowsky’s “Merchant of Venice” offers proof of David Pountney’s eye for buried gems of the opera literature. The tried and trusted team behind Keith Warner and an elite cast make the posthumous premiere at 2013’s Bregenz Festival “a restitution to remember” (London Telegraph). Composer André Tchaikowsky first made his mark in Great Britain as a concert pianist. Despite his immense success, Tchaikowsky’s real passion was for composition. “Under the direction of soundscaper Erik Nielsen this opera
Read more sounds wonderfully brilliant, lightfooted, with comedic swing” (Die Zeit).

André Tchaikowsky THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
(Blu-ray Disc Version)

Duke of Venice - Richard Angas
Antonio - Christopher Ainslie
Bassanio - Charles Workman
Salerio - Adrian Clarke
Solanio - Norman Patzke
Gratiano - David Stout
Lorenzo - Jason Bridges
Shylock - Adrian Eröd
Jessica - Kathryn Lewek
Portia - Magdalena Anna Hofmann
Nerissa - Verena Gunz
A boy - Hanna Herfurtner
Prince of Aragon - Juliusz Kubiak
Prince of Morocco - Elliot Lebogang Mohlamme

Prague Philharmonic Choir
(chorus master: Lukáš Vasilek)
Vienna Symphony Orchestra Erik Nielsen, conductor

Keith Warner, stage director
Ashley Martin-Davis, set and costume designer
Davy Cunningham, lighting designer
Michael Barry, choreographer

Recorded from the Bregenz Festival, 2013

Bonus:
- Documentary Journey to Bregenz – The Planning of An Opera

Picture format: 1080i Full-HD
Sound format: PCM Stereo / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.0
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, German, French, Polish
Booklet notes: English, German
Running time: 160 mins (opera) + 90 mins (bonus)
No. of Discs: 1 (BD 50)
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Works on This Recording

1.
The Merchant Of Venice by Andre Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Adrian Clarke (Baritone), Charles Workman (Baritone), Norman Patzke (Baritone),
Christopher Ainslie (Countertenor), David Stout (Baritone), Jason Bridges (Tenor),
Richard Angas (Bass), Adrian Eröd (Baritone), Kathryn Lewek (Soprano),
Magdalena Anna Hofmann (Soprano)
Conductor:  Erik Nielsen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Prague Philharmonic Chorus

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