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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
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
Works on This Recording
Merlin by Isaac Albeniz
Eva Martón (Soprano),
David Wilson-Johnson (Bass),
Carol Vaness (Soprano),
Stuart Skelton (Tenor)
José De Eusebio
Madrid Symphony Orchestra,
Madrid Symphony Chorus
Venue: Teatro Real, Madrid
Length: 157 Minutes 0 Secs.
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