Oedipus Rex [videorecording] / Igor Stravinsky ; a Peter Gelb production ; stage production and film directed by Julie Taymor ; [presented by] CAMI Video and NHK ; produced by Peter Gelb [and] Pat Jaffe.

[S.l.] : Philips ; New York, N.Y. : Manufactured and marketed by Universal Classics Group, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc., [2005], 1992 .
1 videodisc (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (11 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
Documentary films.
Feature films.
Sung in Latin, spoken in Japanese; subtitles (opera only) in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese.
System Details:
DVD 9; LPCM stereo., DTS digital 5.1 surround; aspect ratio 15:9 letterbox (opera), 4:3 (documentary).
Jessye Norman (Jocasta). mezzo-soprano ; Philip Langridge (Oedpius), tenor ; Min Tanaka (Oedipus dancer) ; Bryn Terfel (Creon), bass-baritone ; Kayoko Shiraishi (The Speaker)
Other soloists ; Shinyu-Kai Chorus ; Tokyo Opera Singers ; Saito Kinen Festival Dancers ; Saito Kinen Orchestra ; Seiji Ozawa, conductor.
Director of photography, Bobby Bukowski; choreographer, Suzushi Hanayagi; set designer, George Tsypin; costume designer, Emi Wada; lighting designer, Jean Kalman; edited by Gary Bradley, Julie Taymor; audio producer, Job Maarse.
Opera-oratorio in two acts.
Original libretto, Jean Cocteau [after Sophocles,] English translation, e.e. cummings, Latin translation by Jean Daniélou, Japanese translation by Kazuko Matsuoka.
A production of Cami video in association with Channel 4, Czech TV, DR... [et al.]; international distribution, Steven Sobol.
Filmed at the Saito Kinen Festival, Matsumoto, Japan, in connection with the first performances of this production in Sept. 1992.
Originally released in 1992 on videocassette (Philips: 440 070 264-3). Released in 1994 on laserdisc (Philips: 440 070 264-1)
Durations: 58 min. (opera); 59 min. (documentary).
Bonus features: Conversations with Julie Taymor, a 59 minute film revealing the background of this award-winning production, featuring a monologue by Taymor (19:47). and inverviews with George Tyspin (13:59), Seiji Ozawa (9:37), and Jessye Norman, and credits (15:52). Produced by Jules Cazedessus, Alex Horwitz; director of photography, Joe Friedman; sound, Jimmy Williams; editor, Bob Allen. It is accompanied by a director's note, and 187 rehearsal and performance photos.
Program notes by Max Harrison in English (11 p.) inserted in container.
Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963 , Librettist
Daniélou, Jean. , Translator
Matsuoka, Kazuko, 1942 , Translator
Norman, Jessye. , , Interviewee
Langridge, Philip, 1939- ,
Terfel, Bryn. ,
Peeters, Harry. ,
Tanaka, Min. , Dancer
Shiraishi, Kayako. , Narrator
Ozawa, Seiji, 1935- , Conductor, Interviewee
Tsypin, George, 1954- , Designer, Interviewee
Taymor, Julie, 1952- , Director, Speaker, Interviewer
Jaffe, Pat. , Production personnel
Gelb, Peter. , Production personnel
Sophocles. , Author
Tokyo Opera Singers. , Performer
Shin-Yuh Kai Chorus. , Performer
Saito Kinen Festival Dancers. , Dancer
Saitō Kinen Ōkesutora. , Performer
CAMI Video (Firm) , Producer
Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai. , Producer
Channel Four (Great Britain) , Producer
Philips Classics Productions. , Distributor
Universal Music Group. , Distributor
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971., Composer Oedipus Rex. Latin & Japanese.
Conversations with Julie Taymor.
Publisher Number:
B0003883-09 Philips
440 070 264-3 Philips
440 070 264-1 Philips
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