The Resource Hamlet, libretto by Arrigo Boito ; Stage director, Olivier Tambosi ; film director, Felix Breisach ; Paolo Carignani conducts the Vienna Symphoniker and Prague Philharmonic Choir

Hamlet, libretto by Arrigo Boito ; Stage director, Olivier Tambosi ; film director, Felix Breisach ; Paolo Carignani conducts the Vienna Symphoniker and Prague Philharmonic Choir

Label
Hamlet
Title
Hamlet
Statement of responsibility
libretto by Arrigo Boito ; Stage director, Olivier Tambosi ; film director, Felix Breisach ; Paolo Carignani conducts the Vienna Symphoniker and Prague Philharmonic Choir
Contributor
Conductor
Film director
Film distributor
Performer
Stage director
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ita
  • ger
  • eng
  • fre
  • kor
  • ita
Summary
This production ''offers all an Italian-opera-lover could possibly desire'' wrote the FAZ after the revival of this ''forgotten gem'' at the Bregenz Festival. The festival continued its rediscovery series with ''Amleto/Hamlet'', an opera by Verdi contemporaries Franco Faccio and Arrigo Boito, based on Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet. Premiered in 1865 in Genoa and restaged in 1871 at Milano's La Scala, ''Hamlet'' was only revived in 2014 concertante in the US before its ''triumphal rebirth'' at the Bregenz Festival, where the opera was also recorded for the first time ever. Faccio, who conducted the first performance of Verdi's Aida in Italy and the world premiere of Otello and Boito, Verdi's librettist of Otello and Falstaff, skillfully and effectively challenge the conventions of Italian opera, which they watned to revitalize by infusing it with the spirit of Shakespeare's drama. Anticipating the musical language of later Italian verismo composers, the opera combines lovely musical interludes with superb vocal writing. Heading a supreme cast, Pavel Cernoch as Amelto delivers superbly, ''using his colorful tenor skillfully to develop the transformation of the insecure youngling to the ice-cold avenger'' and ''granting the work large scale''. Under the baton of Paolo Carignani with the Vienna Symphoniker and Prague Philharmonic Choir ''it carried terrific punch''. Olivier Tambosi's ''excellent staging served it well, with a clear focus on the high points''. ''In the intermission and at the end there was vociferous enthusiasm of the audience for the later first encounter with this music''
Cataloging source
CaOWLBI
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Filmed at the 2014 Bregenz Festival
Language note
Sung in Italian, with subtitles in German, English, French, Korean
PerformerNote
Starring Pavel Cernoch
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1564-1616
  • 1842-1918
  • 1840-1891
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Černoch, Pavel
  • Carignani, Paolo
  • Breisach, Felix
  • Tambosi, Olivier
  • Boito, Arrigo
  • Faccio, Franco
  • C Major Entertainment GmbH
Runtime
145
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kings and rulers
  • Revenge
  • Hamlet (Legendary character)
  • Princes
  • Regicides
  • Denmark
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Hamlet, libretto by Arrigo Boito ; Stage director, Olivier Tambosi ; film director, Felix Breisach ; Paolo Carignani conducts the Vienna Symphoniker and Prague Philharmonic Choir
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Title from container
Accompanying material
1 booklet (21 pages : illustrations ; 14.5 cm)
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
Content type code
  • tdi
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (145 minutes)
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
814337014070
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
740704
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(CaOWLBI)av00311472
System details
  • Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players
  • Blu-ray, 5.1, DTS-HD Master Audio in English
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
Hamlet, libretto by Arrigo Boito ; Stage director, Olivier Tambosi ; film director, Felix Breisach ; Paolo Carignani conducts the Vienna Symphoniker and Prague Philharmonic Choir
Publication
Copyright
Note
Title from container
Accompanying material
1 booklet (21 pages : illustrations ; 14.5 cm)
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
Content type code
  • tdi
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (145 minutes)
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
814337014070
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
740704
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(CaOWLBI)av00311472
System details
  • Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players
  • Blu-ray, 5.1, DTS-HD Master Audio in English
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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