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Berlioz: Les Troyens DVD (The Royal Opera)

Les Troyens is a tour de force that ranges from fiery military marches to intense choruses, passionate soliloquies and the lyrical love duets of Dido and Aeneas. For Hector Berlioz, librettist and composer, the opera became the work of decades and the passion of a lifetime, the culmination of his literary love affair with Virgil's Aeneid and with two tragic heroines, Cassandra and Dido. David McVicar's staging is on an enormous scale, assembling one of the largest casts ever seen at Covent Garden. The sweeping theme of the rise and fall of empires runs throughout Les Troyens, along with moving meditations on love and honour. 

Composer: Hector Berlioz
Aeneas: Bryan Hymel
Dido: Eva-Maria Westbroek
Cassandra: Anna Caterina Antonacci
Coroebus: Fabio Capitanucci
Anna: Hanna Hipp
Panthus: Ashley Holland
Ascanius: Barbara Senator
Narbal: Brindley Sherratt
Iopas: Ji-Min Park 

Royal Opera Chorus
Chorus Master: Renato Balsadonna
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Concert Master: Peter Manning
Conductor: Antonio Pappano 
Director: David McVicar
Associate Director: Leah Hausman
Set Designs: Es Devlin
Costume Designs: Moritz Junge
Lighting: Wolfgang Göbbels
Choreography and Movement: Andrew George 

Plus: Designer Es Devlin explains the model box / Royal Opera House Insight Event / Cast gallery.

Picture:16:9 
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0 / DTS 5.0 Surround
Running time: 254+30 mins
Recorded: 2013
Region code: 0 (All Regions)
Format: NTSC
Subtitle: EN/FR/DE/SP/JAP/KO

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