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4.0 of 5 from 52 ratings
0h 58min
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Synopsis:
Opera-oratorio in two acts. Poem after Sophocles by Jean Cocteau.
Actors:
, , , , , Robert Swensen, Michio Tatara, , Katerina Bakatsaki, Michael Curry, Toyosaburo Hanayagi, Hisako Horikawa, Asako Hotta, Yayoe Inage, Hanako Kitazawa
Directors:
Producers:
Peter Gelb, Pat Jaffe, Tetsuya Oguri
Writers:
Jean Cocteau
Studio:
Philips
Genres:
British Films, Music & Musicals, Performing Arts, Special Interest
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
13/06/2005
Run Time:
58 minutes
Languages:
Japanese, Latin
Subtitles:
Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
NTSC
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Conversations with Julie Taymor: A 59-minute film revealing the background to this award-winning production, featuring interviews with Jessye Norman, Seiji Ozawa, George Tsypin and Julie Taymor

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Reviews (1) of Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex

Over the top - Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex review by DW

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12/06/2018

I realise I had taken a look at this a few years ago when I was still a member of LoveFilm, and had run out of patience then with, not the music nor the performances, but with the production values which, to my mind, are not at all suited to Stravinsky's oratorio. I have seen live, staged performances which offered no movement, no sets and definitely no ballet. These productions, one by Northern Opera, I recollect, suited the work perfectly. I'm convinced Stravinsky would have absolutely hated this.

Two stars for Langridge, Norman and Ozawa. As I say, musically,of high quality. but that's where one's praise begins and ends.

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