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Handel: Semele Blu-ray (New Zealand Opera)

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Witness The Wedding of the Year, filmed at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Auckland, New Zealand. Handel’s Baroque masterpiece Semele is an exciting mix of opera and oratorio. Unlike his much more famous Messiah, this work scandalised audiences when first performed at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, London in 1774.

Drawn from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, the sensual story explores a love triangle between Jupiter, King of the Gods, his wife, the goddess Juno, and his lover, the mortal princess Semele…

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Semele Emma Pearson
Jupiter / Apollo Amitai Pati
Juno / Ino Sarah Castle
Cadmus / Somnus Paul Whelan
Athamas Stephen Diaz
Iris Chelsea Dolman
Priest Sashe Angelovski

Directors Thomas de Mallet Burgess / Jaqueline Coats
Designer Tracy Grant Lord
Lighting Designer Jo Kilgour

New Zealand Opera Chorus
Holy Trinity Cathedral Choir
Chorus Master Andrew Crooks

New Zealand Opera Baroque Orchestra
Conductor Peter Walls
Concert Master Peter Clark
Directed for the Screen by Rebecca Tansley

ISBN: 809478073093
Format: Blu-ray
All Regions ( Worldwide play)
Sound: LPCM 2.0 + DTS-HD Master Audio Surround 
Subtitles: EN, DE, JP, KO
Running Time: 147 minutes

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Delivered promptly. Production musically excellent but less so visually

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Delivered promptly. Production musically excellent but less so visually