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Blacher: 200 000 Taler



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Boris Blacher
200 000 Taler

Recording of the World Premiere Production, Deutsche Oper Berlin 1970
Ettie-Mennie Martha Mödl
Schimele Soroker Günter Reich
Bailke Dorothea Weiss
Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin
Conductor Heinrich Hollreiser
Director Gustav Rudolf Sellner

Boris Blacher was one of the most important and most widely performed composers in post-war Germany. In his 1969 opera 200 000 Taler he adapted a short story by famed and popular Jewish author Scholom Aleichem and created a sophisticated milieu study around tailor Schimele Soroker and his family who come to great fortune by winning the lottery. This 1970 recording of the world premiere production stars a stunning Martha Mödl as Soroker's wife and Günter Reich in the role of the shrewd tailor. Director Gustav Rudolf Sellner leads his fine cast meticulously through the comic and self-ironic material and supports the cliché-less score that Blacher conceived for Aleichem's characters. Heinrich Hollreiser conducts the Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin with insight and musical mastery.

Sound Format: PCM Mono
Picture Format: 4:3
DVD Format: DVD 9 / NTSC
Subtitle Languages: DE (Original Language), GB
Running Time: 96 mins
FSK: 0
Region Code: 0
Facts
Item number 102185
Barcode 807280218596
Release date 03/03/2014
Category DOCUMENTARY
Label Arthaus Musik
Media type DVD
Number of units 1
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