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Hamlet

Synopsis
A video recording of Ambroise Thomas’ five-act opera directed for stage by Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser, and for video by Toni Bargallo. The Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu are conducted by Bertrand de Billy. Simon Keenlyside as Hamlet and Natalie Dessay as Ophelia.
Language
French (Standard)
Country
Spain; France
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2004
Recording date
Oct 2003
Duration
176 mins

Credits

Director
Toni Bargallo
Writer
Jules Barbier; Michel Carré
Music
Ambroise Thomas
Contributor
Moshe Leiser; Patrice Caurier
Cast
Simon KeenleysideHamlet
Alain VernhesClaudius
Beatrice Uria-MonzonGertrude
Celestino VarelaPolonius
Natalie DessayOphelia
Danill ShtodaLaertes
Lluis SintesHoratio
Markus HollopGhost

Additional Details

Theatre
Gran Teatre del Liceu
Production type
Operas and Musicals
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
HAMLET was recorded in the 5.1 format. The opera is sung in French, with subtitles available in English, French, German, and Spanish, and Catalan.

Production Company

Name

ARTE France

Email
http://www.arteboutique.com/inputContact.action
Web
http://boutique.arte.tv/ External site opens in new window
Address
STACI
ARTE Boutique 1610
B.P. 59124 - 95074 Cergy Pontoise
France
Notes
An extensive range of programmes broadcast on the French Arte channel, relating to art and culture. Most are only available in French, but some have English audio or subtitles. Sale on Region 2 PAL DVD.

Distributor

Name

EMI Classics

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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