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Britten: Death in Venice DVD (ENO)

Deborah Warner's beautiful and evocative production of Britten's final operatic masterpiece has been acclaimed as an 'exquisitely achieved marriage of music, drama and design' (The Independent). In Britten's luminous and compelling interpretation of Thomas Mann's classic novella, the ageing writer Gustav von Aschenbach's infatuation with the polish boy Tadzio and his subsequent decline are portrayed in a 'remarkable and harrowingly believable' performance (The Guardian) by John Graham-Hall, who had already won golden opinions for singing the role of Aschenbach at La Scala. The superb ENO chorus and orchestra are conducted by Edward Gardner, a long-standing champion of Britten's music.

Composer:Benjamin Britten
Gustav von Aschenbach: John Graham-Hall
Traveller/Elderly Fop/Old Gondolier/Hotel Manager/Hotel Barber/Leader of the Players/Voice of Dionysus:Andrew Shore
Voise of Apollo: Tim Mead
Tadzio: Sam Zaldivar
The Polish Mother: Laura Caldow

Orchestra and Chorus of the English National Opera
Conductor: Edward Gardner
Director: Deborah Warner 
Choreography: Kim Brandstrup

Picture: 16:9
Sound: DD 2.0 / DTS 5.1 Surround
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0 worldwide
Running Time: 153 mins 
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/KO