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Britten: Death in Venice / Perez, Daszak, Teatro Real [Blu-ray]


Release Date: 10/12/2018 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 76  
Composer:  Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Leigh MelroseJohn DaszakTomasz Borczyk
Conductor:  Alejo Pérez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Teatro Real OrchestraTeatro Real Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Adapted from Thomas Mann’s 1912 novella, Death in Venice was Benjamin Britten’s last opera, the composer insisting on its completion while delaying badly needed heart surgery. The starkly simple narrative of a famous but failing novelist travelling to Venice to seek inspiration only to find unhealthy infatuation and deadly cholera, is given a chamber-like precision and clarity through Britten’s score, becoming a haunting drama filled with musical symbols, disquieting mystery and richly evocative atmospheres of Venice
Read more and its strange characters. Willy Decker’s Teatro Real production was described as ‘one of his most brilliant stage works… a remarkable technical feat.’
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Works on This Recording

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Death in Venice, Op. 88 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Leigh Melrose (Baritone), John Daszak (Tenor), Tomasz Borczyk ()
Conductor:  Alejo Pérez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Teatro Real Orchestra,  Teatro Real Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973; England 

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