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Janácek: The Makropulos Case / Davis, Silja, Glyndebourne Festival

Janacek / Silja / Begley / Braun / Shore / Davis
Release Date: 10/14/2003 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 2256  
Composer:  Leos Janácek
Performer:  Anja SiljaKim BegleyAndrew ShoreVictor Braun
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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The Makropolous Case focuses on the issue of longevity - the pros and cons of living for 337 years, as happens to the mysterious Emilia Marty, the sexually irresistable prima donna who's seen it all and done it all. Part grotesque human comedy, part profound human tragedy, this opera examines the eternal mystery of human existence with uniquely life-enhancing vision. Starring Anja Silja, Kim Begley, Victor Braun, Andrew Shore. Glyndebourne Festival Opera, conducted by Andrew Davis. NTSC, Region 1. Sung in Czech, subtitles available in English, German, Spanish. Full Screen (4:3) picture, Dolby Digital Stereo.
Also available on Blu-ray

The Makropolous Case focuses on the issue of longevity - the pros and cons of living for 337 years, as happens to the mysterious Emilia Marty, the sexually irresistable prima donna who's seen it all and done it all. Part grotesque human comedy, part profound human tragedy, this opera examines the eternal mystery of human existence with uniquely life-enhancing vision. Starring Anja Silja, Kim Begley, Victor Braun, Andrew Shore. Glyndebourne Festival Opera, conducted by Andrew Davis. NTSC, Region 1. Sung in Czech, subtitles available in English, German, Spanish. Full Screen (4:3) picture, Dolby Digital Stereo.
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The Makropulos affair by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Anja Silja (Soprano), Kim Begley (Tenor), Andrew Shore (Baritone),
Victor Braun (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1925; Brno, Czech Republic 

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