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Owen Wingrave
Owen Wingrave
Actors: Janet Baker, Heather Harper, Benjamin Luxon, Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk
Directors: Brian Large, Colin Graham
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2009     1hr 49min

Based on a story by Henry James, Owen Wingrave was commissioned by the BBC as an opera for television. Originally broadcast in color in 1971, it has an outstanding cast of great British singers, including Peter Pears, Jane...  more »

     
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Actors: Janet Baker, Heather Harper, Benjamin Luxon, Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk
Directors: Brian Large, Colin Graham
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Classical
Studio: Decca
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 07/14/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 49min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
Edition: Classical
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Brilliantly done!
G. Stefan Lazar | San Francisco, CA USA | 09/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you're a fan of Britten operas, this recording is a must. As much as I like the version with Gerald Finley, this new release has to take top honors. Given than Britten was a pacifist, this must have been composted from the heart - and how brilliantly he did! This is the original recording that was shown on British television with Britten conducting and a cast chosen by him. While the picture and sound (mono) show their age (1971), they are still quite good. I can't imagine it being done better."