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The beggar's opera : Die Bettleroper = L'Opéra du gueux = La ópera de los medigos / [libretto] by John Gay ; music [selected by J.C. Pepusch], arranged by Jeremy Barlow and John Eliot Gardiner ; a BBC-TV production in association with RM Arts ; produced and directed by Jonathan Miller.

Format Video (DVD)
Publication InfoLeipzig : Arthaus Musik, [2005], ©1983.
Description1 videodisc (135 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Other author/creatorGay, John, 1685-1732 librettist.
Other author/creatorMiller, Jonathan, 1934- director, producer.
Other author/creatorDaltrey, Roger performer.
Other author/creatorHoskins, Bob, performer.
Other author/creatorJohns, Stratford, performer.
Other author/creatorRoutledge, Patricia, performer.
Other author/creatorHall, Carol, performer.
Other author/creatorBayliss, Peter, performer.
Other author/creatorAshe, Rosemary, performer.
Other author/creatorCrowden, Graham, performer.
Other author/creatorTibbs, Gary, performer.
Other author/creatorGardiner, John Eliot, conductor, arranger of music, musical director.
Other author/creatorBarlow, Jeremy, arranger of music.
Other author/creatorPepusch, John Christopher, 1667-1752 compiler.
Other author/creatorGay, John, 1685-1732. Beggar's opera.
Included WorkHandel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. Tamerlano. Selections.
Included WorkVivaldi, Antonio, 1678-1741. Griselda. Agitata da due venti.
Other author/creatorEnglish Baroque Soloists, performer.
Other author/creatorBritish Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service producer.
Other author/creatorRM Arts (Firm), producer.
Other author/creatorArthaus Musik (Firm)
Parallel title Bettleroper
Parallel title Opéra du gueux
Parallel title Ópera de los medigos
Abstract A ballad opera set among London's 18th century criminal classes, full of satirical jibes about corruption in high places. Created specially for television, this Beggar's Opera captures the characters of London low-life thrived on thieving, lechery and deceit. The music for this production has been arranged from the eighteenth-century folksongs of the original (selected by Johann Christoph Pepusch) by baroque specialists Jeremy Barlow and John Eliot Gardiner, who conducts The English Baroque Soloists, performing on authentic period instruments.
General noteA ballad opera in 3 acts.
General noteThis DVD will not play in standard region 1 (U.S.) DVD players.
General noteBooklet (36 p. ; ill.) with program notes in English, synopsis and historical notes in English, French, German inserted in container.
CreditsDesigner, David Myerscough-Jones; Costume Designer, Alun Hughes; Lighting, Dennis Channon; choreography, Sally Gilpin.
Performer Roger Daltrey (MacHeath) ; Bob Hoskins (Beggar) ; Stratford Johns (Peachum) ; Patricia Routledge (Mrs. Peachum) ; Carol Hall (Polly Peachum) ; Peter Bayliss (Lockit) ; Rosemary Ashe (Lucy Lockit) ; Graham Crowden (The player) ; Gary Tibbs (Filch) ; English Baroque Soloists ; John Eliot Gardiner, musical director and conductor.
Date/time/place of a event noteOriginally produced as a television program in 1983.
Technical detailsDVD-9; NTSC, region code 2-8; aspect ratio 4:3; PCM stereo sound format.
LanguageSung in English with optional subtitles in English, German, French, and Spanish.
Genre/formTelevised operas.
Genre/formFeature films.
Genre/formNonfiction films.
Other title Beggar's opera.
UPC 807280200195
Publisher number102 001 Arthaus Musik

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