L'amfiparnaso [videorecording] : (1597) = The twin peaks of Parnassus / music, Orazio Vecchi ; libretto (attrib), Giulio Cesare Croce ; original production directed by Peter Wilson.
- Other Title:
- Twin peaks of Parnassus
- [Conchester, Eng.] : Chandos Records, 
1 videodisc (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Madrigal comedies.
- In Italian; optional subtitles in English, French and German. Introductions in English with optional French and German subtitles.
- System Details:
- DVD 10; two sides, one side PAL, one side NTSC, region 0; format 4:3.
- "Through a virtuosic score for vocal ensemble, Vecchi brings alive the commedia dell'arte characters of late sixteenth-century Venice: mean-hearted merchant Pantalone, the verbose bogus doctor Gratiano, the braggart and over-amorous Spanish Captain, and a host of down-at-heel servants, the sanni."--container.
- Rachel Elliott (Nisa), Robert Hollingworth (Pantalone, Lelio, Zanni, Jew), Matthew Brook (Doctor Gratiano, Captain Cardon, Pedrolino, Frulla, Jew), Carys Lane (Hortensia, Francatrippa, Isabella)
Simon Callow, narrator ; Fagiolini (Rachel Elliot, Carys Lane, soprano ; Richard Wyn Roberts, countertenor ; Julian Podger, Nicholas Mulroy, tenors ; Giles Underwood, bass ; Eligio Quinteiro, lute ; Steven Devine, harpsichord) ; Robert Hollingworth, musical director.
- Set, Roy Monk; sound engineer and producer, Gary Cole; filmed and edited by Greg Browning; executive producers, Sue Revill, Robert Hollingworth, Greg Browning.
- Film of the madrigal comedy with introductions (opening and before some scenes) by Timothy Knapman.
Filmed at Dartington Hall Estate, Devon, 4 and 5 August 2003.
Special features: Introduction / by Robert Hollingworth; Working with singers; Character profiles; Discography; Picture gallery.
Program notes by Roger Savage and Robert Hollingsworth, and notes on the performers and director, both in English with French and German translations, and Italian libretto with English, French, and German translations (75 p. : ill.) laid in container.
- Croce, Giulio Cesare, 1550-1609. , Librettist
Knapman, Timothy. , Author
Elliott, Rachel, soprano. , , Actor
Brook, Matthew. , Actor
Lane, Carys. , Actor
Hollingworth, Robert. , Actor
Callow, Simon, 1949- , Narrator
Wilson, Peter, 1964- , Director
Fagiolini (Musical group) , Performer, Production personnel, Producer
Chandos Records. , Distributor
- Vecchi, Orazio, 1550-1605. Amfiparnaso.
- Publisher Number:
- CHDVD 5029 Chandos
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