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AMERICAN OPERAS: Show Boat, Porgy & Bess, Moby Dick (6 DVDs)

AMERICAN OPERAS: Show Boat, Porgy & Bess, Moby Dick (6 DVDs)

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American Operas - San Francisco Opera

Eric Owens | Laquita Mitchell | Lester Lynch | Chauncey Packer | Karen Slack | Jay Hunter Morris | Stephen Costello | Morgan Smith | Jonathan Lemalu | Talise Trevigne | Heidi Stober | Michael Todd Simpson | Bill Irwin | Patricia Racette | Morris Robinson |
San Francisco Opera Orchestra
John DeMain, Patrick Summers

Region code
Picture format NTSC 16:9
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
dts 5.1
Release August 26, 2016
Total running time 444 mins
Details running time 142 mins (Moby Dick) + 144 mins (Show Boat) + 158 mins (Porgy & Bess)
Subtitles English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Booklet notes English, French, German
No. of discs 6
Bonus Interviews with Artists and Creative Team, Production Time-Lapse

This magnificent DVD box set includes three of the most popular American operas in the repertoire: Porgy & Bess, Show Boat and Moby Dick, with extensive bonus material for each production.

MOBY DICK Herman Melville's epic tale of a fierce, obsessive whaling-boat captain who descends into madness and puts his crew in mortal danger "Achingly beautiful, magnificently sung and gorgeously staged... The audience responded with an eight-minute standing ovation" (Associated Press)

•With Grammy Award-winning tenor Jay Hunter Morris, Stephen Costello and Morgan Smith

•Bonus materials: Interviews with soloists and actors

SHOW BOAT A true classic of American musical theatre, Showboat is an enduring love story set against the backdrop of racial prejudice in the Mississippi of the 1880s to 1920s. A monumental work of "choral grandeur and melodic richness" (The New York Times)

•Featuring songbook classics such as "Ol' Man River" and "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" in a stylish, exuberant production

•With Heidi Stober, Michael Todd Simpson, Emmy winner Bill Irwin and Patricia Racette •Bonus materials: Interviews with soloists and actors

PORGY & BESS℠ George Gershwin's all- American masterpiece seamlessly fuses classical idioms, jazz, blues and spirituals in a moving tale about a crippled beggar, the headstrong woman he loves, and the community that supports them both. "Triumphant! A first-class, sold-out Porgy and Bess." (San Francisco Examiner)

•The first live recording of The Gershwins'®Porgy and Bess℠ on DVD!

•Extensive bonus materials - Interviews with director Francesca Zambello, with conductor John DeMain and reflectiongs by general director David Gockley •With Eric Owens, Laquita Mitchell, Lester Lynch, Chauncey Packer, Karen Slack

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