Glyndebourne Festival Opera

The Makropulos Case

Blu-ray
3 Feb 2014

Barcode: 0825646362813

Composer: Leos Janácek

LEOŠ JANÁCEK
THE MAKROPULOS CASE
GLYNDEBOURNE FESTIVAL OPERA

Director                     NIKOLAUS LEHNHOFF
Designer                   TOBIAS HOHEISEL
Lighting Designer        MARK HENDERSON
Directed for video by BRIAN LARGE

The Makropulos Case focuses on the issue of longevity – the pros and cons of living for 337 years, as happens to the mysterious Emilia Marty, the sexually irresistible prima donna who’s seen it all and done it all. Part grotesque human comedy, part profound personal tragedy, this opera examines the eternal mystery of human existence with uniquely life-enhancing vision.

“Anja Silja's Emilia Marty in Makropulos at Glyndebourne is a nonpareil triumph… This is a near-perfect production by Nikolaus Lehnhoff”  WALL STREET JOURNAL

“I am lost for superlatives… perhaps heart-stopping, soul shattering, out-of-body experience will have to do, to describe this brilliant new production”  THE SPECTATOR

“Anja Silja…….an electrifying performance….a perfect example of just what video opera can and ought to be”  OPERA NOW

Recorded live at Glyndebourne Festival Opera in August 1995

Emilia Marty          ANJA SILJA
Albert Gregor          KIM BEGLEY
Baron Prus              VICTOR BRAUN
Dr Kolenatý          ANDREW SHORE
Vítek                  ANTHONY RODEN
Kristina              MANUELA KRISCAK
Janek              CHRISTOPHER VENTRIS
Hauk-Šendorf          ROBERT TEAR
Chambermaid          SUSAN GORTON
Stage Hand          HENRY WADDINGTON
Cleaner              MENAI DAVIES
Celeste              JONATHAN HINDEN

The London Philharmonic
Conductor                  ANDREW DAVIS

REMASTERED IN HIGH DEFINITION FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPE
SUNG IN CZECH, WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES AVAILABLE
L-PCM STEREO • 94 MINS • ALL REGIONS • NTSC 4:3

Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 The Makropulos Case  - Glyndebourne Festival Opera 
01 The Makropulos Case  - Glyndebourne Festival Opera 


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