The Resource Sakùntala, director, Massimo Gasparon, (videorecording)

Sakùntala, director, Massimo Gasparon, (videorecording)

Label
Sakùntala
Title
Sakùntala
Statement of responsibility
director, Massimo Gasparon
Contributor
Film director
Film distributor
Performer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ita
  • eng
  • ita
Summary
To understand La leggenda di Sakuntala means remembering that it is more of a mysterium than an ordinary opera, which is why, after seeing a performance in Bologna, Fritz Reiner pronounced it the Italian Parsifal . Of course, the religious atmosphere pervading Sakuntala is pagan which is hardly surprising, given its setting and its subject is not redemption but the power of love. Alfano used the poem by Kalidasa (5th century BC), also admired by Goethe and Wagner. Those musicologists who claim it is only of modest quality cannot even begin to appreciate the genius it required to combine conciseness with first-rate words and music in a score for orchestra and choir that is a model of its kind. The most impressive aspect of this masterpiece is the way it employs motifs and themes with the same profundity and refinement found in Wagner's own approach and in its development by Strauss. The melodies which the characters sing are almost always slow, somewhere between the ecstatic and the dreamlike, while the atmosphere varies from the solemnly oriental to the ethereal. This release is the first official recording of the work
Cataloging source
CaOWLBI
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Artistic director, Francesco Nicolosi ; stage manager, Carmelo Caruso
Date time place
Recorded live November 2016 at the Teatro Massimo Bellini, Catania
Dewey number
792.5/42
Intended audience
E
Language note
In Italian with English subtitles
PerformerNote
Silvia Dalla Benetta (Sakùntala) ; Kamelia Kader (Priyàmvada) ; Nelya Kravchenko (Anùsuya) ; Enrique Ferrer (Il re) ; Francesco Palmieri (Kanva) ; Alessandro Vargetto (Harìta) ; with supporting soloists ; Orchestra and chorus of the Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania, Nikša Bareza, conductor
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dalla Benetta, Silvia
  • Kader, Kamelia
  • Kravchenko, Nelya
  • Ferrer, Enrique
  • Bareza, Nikša
  • Gasparon, Massimo
  • Bongiovanni (Firm)
Runtime
113
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Operas
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Sakùntala, director, Massimo Gasparon, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Title from container
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (113 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
8007068200375
Other physical details
sound, colour
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • av02094048
  • 884944
System details
DVD, region 0, widescreen presentation; PCM stereo
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Sakùntala, director, Massimo Gasparon, (videorecording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Title from container
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (113 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
8007068200375
Other physical details
sound, colour
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • av02094048
  • 884944
System details
DVD, region 0, widescreen presentation; PCM stereo
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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