Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress / Ono, Claycomb, Kennedy, Shimell, La Monnaie [Blu-ray]

Release Date: 9/29/2009
Label: Opus Arte
Catalog Number: OA BD7038D
Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Conductor: Kazushi Ono
Number of Discs: 1

Physical Format:

Blu-ray
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$39.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
FORMAT: All Formats
REGIONS: All Regions
PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9
LENGTH: Approx 154 Mins
SOUND: DTS 5.1 SURROUND / LPCM STEREO
SUBTITLES: English/French/German/Spanish/Italian/Dutch

"***** Under evocative Midwestern skies, Robert LePage radically reimagines Stravinsky's Hogarth-inspired classic for Belgium's premier opera house in 1950s Las Vegas, complete with neon-lit fairgrounds and film-set bar-room brawls. The setting is revelatory, the vision spectacular. Kazushi Ono draws vibrancy and insight from his Belgian band, cranking the American twangs and classical borrowings of Stravinsky's punchy score. The indolent Rake, an effortlessly Hogarthian Andrew Kennedy in cowboy boots and excellent voice, is vocally and dramatically matched by Willian Shimmell's dark, full-bodied Nick Shadow. A must-see." -- Sarah Urwin Jones, The Times, January 19, 2008 [reviewing the standard DVD version]
Works on This Recording
1. Rake's Progress by Igor Stravinsky
Performer: Darren Jeffery (Baritone), Julianne Young (Voice), Laura Claycomb (Soprano), Andrew Kennedy (Tenor), William Shimell (Baritone), Dagmar Pecková (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Kazushi Ono
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1948-1951 ; USA
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