Britten: Gloriana

Opus Arte: OA0955D

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Britten: Gloriana

Awards:

BBC Music Magazine

DVD Choice - September 2006

Label:

Opus Arte

Catalogue No:

OA0955D

Discs:

1

Release date:

3rd July 2006

Barcode:

0809478009559

Medium:

DVD Video

Format:

PAL

Region:

all
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Britten: Gloriana

Director: Phyllida Lloyd


Josephine Barstow (Elizabeth I), Tom Randle (Essex), Emer Mcgilloway (Lady Essex), David Ellis (Mountjoy), Susannah Glanville (Lady Penelope Rich), Eric Roberts (Cecil), Clive Bayley (Raleigh)

Chorus of Opera North & English Northern Philharmonia, Paul Daniel

PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9
LENGTH: 140 Mins
SOUND: DTS SURROUND / LPCM STEREO
SUBTITLES: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT

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BBC Music Magazine

September 2006

*****

“This is unquestionably among the finest opera films ever made. Phyllida Lloyd's Opera North staging vindicated this problematic piece, but the film she also directed… takes it to new heights of intensity. Lloyd's camera flows between stage and backstage... This is not gimmickry; it captures the rhythm of the action and the changing scenes with exciting immediacy one moment, deep intimacy the next, staring mirror-close into Barstow's deeply expressive features...The fine ensemble cast survives such potentially cruel exposure through sheer involvement...”

Sunday Telegraph

“an unforgettable portrayal of Gloriana, imperious, fickle, dangerous, noble and in the great final scene when she reviews her life, devastatingly moving. This is a performance to class with Callas’s Tosca in its total believability.’”

Penguin Guide

2010 edition

***

“Barstow's portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I could not be more magisterial and Tom Randle's Essex is hardly less convincing. A very strong cast with a strong sense of dramatic purpose and a first-class orchestral response under Paul Daniel.”

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