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Handel: Belshazzar (Tarver, Joshua, Mehta/Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin/Rene Jacobs) [Blu-ray] [2011] [Region Free]

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  • Actors: René Jacobs, Kenneth Tarver, Rosemary Joshua, Bejun Mehta, Kristina Hammarström
  • Directors: Christof Nel, Don Kent
  • Writers: George Frideric Handel
  • Producers: Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin
  • Format: AC-3, Classical, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French, German, English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Harmonia Mundi
  • DVD Release Date: 30 May 2011
  • Run Time: 160 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B004S1XCC0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 126,161 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Handel's Belshazzar at the Aix Festival was imported from the Staatsoper Berlin. Berlin had built a huge, magnificent production and imported English and American opera singers, including star-turn countertenor Bejun Mehta. Add to this a superb local Baroque instrumental ensemble and an accomplished vocal ensemble, not to mention the world-renowned early music conductor, René Jacobs: and voilà, an operatic hit. Christophe Nel, a well-respected director in progressive German opera houses teamed up with famed Swiss minimalist set designer Roland Aeschlimann and costume designer Bettina Walter to create a production which respected the supposed austerity of oratorio. This experienced team brought Handel's not-so-high drama and philosophic tragedy to almost operatic dramatic standards as the Persian prince Cyrus overran the dissolute Babylonians and freed the captive Jews.

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The Persian prince Cyrus, was sumptuously sung in heroic stances by Bejun Mehta; Rosemary Joshua, Belshazzar's mother Nitocris, sang in convincingly Handelian terms, and convincingly portrayed a religious zealot troubled by her wayward son. Most beautiful too was the singing of Neal Davies as the Syrian Gobrias, whose son had been killed by the dissolute emperor Belshazzar, a role also well sung and broadly characterised by American tenor, Kenneth Tarver. The star of the show was the RIAS-Kammerchor, able to personify Babylonians or Jews at the drop of a hat, singing magnificently. The Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin again proved itself a world-class chamber ensemble." --musicwebinternational


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