Oedipus Rex [videorecording] / Igor Stravinsky ; a Peter Gelb production ; a production of CAMI Video and NHK ; in association with Channel 4 ... [et al.]
DVDs | Distributed by Universal Music and Video Distribution, Corp. | 2005 | Widescreen version.
Available at Adult DVD-Nonfiction (Call number: 792.542 OED)
[S.l.] : Philips ; Distributed by Universal Music and Video Distribution, Corp., 2005.
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD 9; LPCM stereo., DTS digital 5.1 surround.
Sung in Latin, spoken in Japanese; with optional subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Chinese.
Opera-oratorio in two acts.
Libretto after Sophocles by Jean Cocteau, Latin translation by Jean Daniélou, Japanese translation by Kazuko Matsuoka.
Jessye Norman (Jocasta) ; Philip Langridge (Oedpius) ; Bryn Terfel (Creon) ; Min Tanaka (Oedipus dancer) ; Kayoko Shiraishi (The Speaker) ; Harry Peeters (Tiresias) ; Michio Tatara (Messenger) ; Robert Swensen (Shepherd) ; Shinyu-Kai Chorus ; Tokyo Opera Singers ; Saito Kinen Festival Dancers ; Saito Kinen Orchestra ; Seiji Ozawa, conductor.
Choreographer, Suzushi Hanayagi ; set designer, George Tsypin ; costume designer, Emi Wada.
Filmed at the Saito Kinen Festival, Matsumoto, Japan.
Originally released in 1992.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Special features: conversations with Julie Taymor, a 59 minute film revealing the background of this award-winning production, featuring interviews with Jessye Norman, Seiji Ozawa, George Tyspin and Julie Taymor. It is accompanied by 187 rehearsal and performance photos.