DOVE, J.: Adventures of Pinocchio (The) (Opera North, 2008)

DOVE, J.: Adventures of Pinocchio (The) (Opera North, 2008)


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- (Disc 1)
The Adventures of Pinocchio
Libretto/Text Author: Middleton, Alasdair
Libretto Source: Collodi, Carlo
Conductor: Parry, David

Arlecchino: Kerslake, Ben
Big Green Fisherman: Broadbent, Graeme
Coachman: Laing, James
Coal-Merchant: Thornton, Edward
The Blue Fairy: Plazas, Mary

Set/Stage Designer: O'Connor, Francis
Costume Designer: O'Connor, Francis
Lighting Designer: Cunningham, Davy
Stage Director: Duncan, Martin
Movement Director: Winston, Nick
DVD Producer: Damme, Ferenc van
Television Director: Grimm, Thomas

Date of Production: 01-03-2008
Venue: Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
Playing Time: 03:33:00
Catalogue Number: OA1005D
UPC: 809478010050

Opera North's enchanting staging of The Adventures of Pinocchio, Jonathan Dove's 21st opera, is a wittily inventive feast for the eyes and ears. A full-length, through-composed grand opera with 29 characters, a sizeable chorus and a profound symphonic score, it is overflowing with visual delights, and children will love it! A sublime achievement by Martin Duncan and team, this production shines a bright new light on Collodi's dream-like original story, full of charm, darkness and magic. The superb ensemble stars Victoria Simmonds in the title role, and the orchestra and chorus respond splendidly under David Parry's vibrant baton.

Bonus features:

- Illustrated Synopsis

- Thoughts on The Adventures of Pinocchio - Interviews with the composer, the librettist, the stage director, and the musical director

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Part 6

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