Samuel Barber: Vanessa

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Abandoned by her lover Anatol, Vanessa retreats from the world, waiting and hoping with only her mother and her niece Erika for company. But when, 20 years later, Anatol’s handsome young son arrives unexpectedly, he shatters the calm of this shuttered household of women. Past and present love collides, and the aftershocks threaten to destroy them all.

Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning first opera boasts one of the 20th century’s most beautiful scores. Poised constantly on the edge of song, Vanessa unfolds in generous swathes of melody, rich in filmic strings and soaring brass, with echoes of Puccini, Berg and Strauss. It climaxes in a final quintet of Mozartean poignancy – one of the great ensembles of the contemporary repertoire.
Item number OA1289D
Barcode 809478012894
Release date 06/01/2019
Category DVD
Label Opus Arte
Media type DVD
Number of units 1
Artists Bell, Emma
Plowright, Rosalind
Albert, Donnie Ray
London Philharmonic Orchestra
The Glyndebourne Chorus
Verrez, Virgine
Montividas, Edgaras
Thomas, William
Kudriašovas, Romanas
Warner, Keith
Marin-Davis, Ashley
Composers Barber, Samuel
Conductors Hruša, Jakub
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