PICTURE FORMAT: 4:3
LENGTH: 176 Mins
SOUND: 2.0 DOLBY DIGITAL
Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days.
Mozart’s fourth opera – written when he was only 14 – displays all the hallmarks of the fresh, inventive writing that was to flourish into extraordinary genius in his later works and, with a cast as good as this, The Royal Opera’s
production takes Mitridate, re di Ponto to the highest levels of operatic achievement. Based on a play by Jean Racine, it is a story of jealous love and political intrigue.
Mitridate was performed twenty-one times following its premiere in 1770 and hailed as a success, yet no revival took place until the 20th century. This production from the Royal Opera House was filmed in 1993 during the Mozart Bicentennial Celebrations.
“After 15 years Vick's high camp production looks dated - Baroque exaggeration decked out with Japanese Kabuki and Chinese Opera. But Ann Murray and Luba Orgonasova are on tip-top form.”
“This is, unequivocally, a red-letter night at Covent Garden.”
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