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Albeniz: Merlin / De Eusebio, Wilson-Johnson, Marton, Vaness, et al

Albeniz / Wilson-johnson / Skelton / De Eusebio
Release Date: 05/18/2004 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 888  
Composer:  Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Eva MartónDavid Wilson-JohnsonCarol VanessStuart Skelton
Conductor:  José De Eusebio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Symphony OrchestraMadrid Symphony Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

An opera in three acts from the Teatro Real, Madrid Libretto - Francis Burdett Money-Coutts

David Wilson-Johnson, Stuart Skelton, Eva Marton, Carol Vaness with The Madrid symphony Orchestra and Choir. Conductor - Jose de Eusebio
'IBERIAN, WAGNERIAN AND ARTHURIAN'
'STAR TREK MEETS HARRY POTTER'
John Allison, The Times, 3 June 2003

Region Code 0
Picture format 16:9 Anamorphic
Sound format LPCM Stereo & Dolby 5.1 Surround
Running time approx 157 mins DVD 9
Menu language GB
Subtitle languages English/French/German/Spanish/Dutch

The lost opera of Camelot takes centre stage...
Camelot, the court of King Arthur, has been rediscovered in
Read more Madrid. ...an expectant house has been thrilled by the world premiere of Merlin, the "lost" opera of Isaac Albeniz. ...the conductor Jose De Eusebio painstakingly reconstructed it from various manuscript sources and publishers' proofs...colour drenched sets, with giant, glowing Harry Potter style wands and the suggestive couplings of damsels and gnomes. From its opening stage scene, as dawn breaks outside St Paul's Cathedral in London on a Christmas Morning to the final curtain, with the sun setting behind Madrid's encircling mountains, turning the Plaza de Oriente and the Teatro Real pink, it is easy to imagine that Camelot is here after all.
David Sharrock, The Times - May 2003 EXTRA FEATURES INCLUDE: Interviews with Carol Vaness, David Wilson-Johnson and conductor Jose De Eusebio

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Works on This Recording

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Merlin by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Eva Martón (Soprano), David Wilson-Johnson (Bass), Carol Vaness (Soprano),
Stuart Skelton (Tenor)
Conductor:  José De Eusebio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Symphony Orchestra,  Madrid Symphony Chorus
Written: c.1898, rev 1990s Jo 
Venue:  Teatro Real, Madrid 
Length: 157 Minutes 0 Secs. 

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