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Mozart: Mitridate, re di Ponto DVD (The Royal Opera)

Mozart’s fourth opera – written when he was only 14 – displays all the hallmarks of the fresh, inventive writing that was to flourish into extraordinary genius in his later works. With a cast as good as this, The Royal Opera’s production takes Mitridate, re di Ponto to the highest levels of operatic achievement. Based on a play by Jean Racine, the opera tells a story of jealous love and political intrigue. 'This is, unequivocally, a red-letter night at Covent Garden'. The Sunday Times

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mitridate: Bruce Ford
Farnace: Jochen Kowalski
Sifare: Ann Murray
Aspasia: Luba Orgonasova
Ismene: Lillian Watson 

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Paul Daniel 
Stage director: Graham Vick
TV director: Derek Bailey 

Picture: 4:3  
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0
Subtitles: EN
Running time: 176 mins
Recorded: 1993
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