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The death of Klinghoffer / music by John Adams ; libretto by Alice Goodman ; directed by Penny Woolcock ; producer, Madonna Baptiste ; executive producer, Jan Younghusband ; A Blast! Films production for Channel 4 in association with ZDF, ARTE, SBS and SR DRS.

Format Video (DVD)
Publication InfoLondon, England : Decca ; New York NY : Distributed by Universal Music and Video Distribution, Corp., ©2003.
Description1 videodisc (166 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Other author/creatorAdams, John, 1947- composer, conductor.
Other author/creatorGoodman, Alice librettist.
Other author/creatorWoolcock, Penny, director.
Other author/creatorBaptiste, Madonna, production personnel.
Other author/creatorYounghusband, Jan, production personnel.
Other author/creatorSylvan, Sanford performer.
Other author/creatorHoward, Yvonne, 1960- performer.
Other author/creatorMaltman, Christopher performer.
Other author/creatorRandle, Thomas.
Other author/creatorBoutros, Kamel, performer.
Other author/creatorMelrose, Leigh, performer.
Other author/creatorMarwa, Emil, actor.
Other author/creatorBickley, Susan, singer.
Included WorkAdams, John, 1947- Death of Klinghoffer (Opera)
Other author/creatorLondon Symphony Orchestra performer.
Other author/creatorDecca Record Company.
Other author/creatorChannel Four (Great Britain)
Other author/creatorZweites Deutsches Fernsehen.
Other author/creatorArte (Firm)
General noteOpera, based on the hijacking by Palestinian terrorists of the Mediterranean cruise ship Achille Lauro.
General noteDurations: 119 min. (opera); 47 min. (Filming "The death of Klinghoffer").
General noteSpecial features: filming "The death of Klinghoffer"; director's commentary.
General note"Award-winning British film-maker Penny Woolcock, working with the composer, has ingeniously reworked the original, using techniques afforded by film to imbue the narrative with realism. Whilst the main action is shot on location in the Mediterranean, actual and recreated archive footage tells the broader story of the characters before and after the hijacking"--Container.
General noteProgram notes, synopsis, and biographical notes on the composer, director, and performers (18 p.) inserted in container.
CreditsDirector of photography, Graham Smith ; production designer, John Ellis.
Performer Yvonne Howard, Susan Bickley, mezzo sopranos ; Tom Randle, tenor ; Sanford Sylvan, Christopher Maltman, Kamel Boutros, Leigh Melrose, baritones ; Emil Marwa, actor ; supporting soloists ; London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus ; John Adams, conductor.
Technical detailsDVD; Dolby digital stereo; digital 5.1 surround.
LanguageSung in English; subtitles (opera only) in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish.
Awards noteOfficial selection Sundance Film Festival 2003; winner of the Prix Italia.
UPC 044007418994
Publisher numberB0001515-09 Decca

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