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OFFENBACH: Offenbach's Secret (DVD)

OFFENBACH: Offenbach's Secret (DVD)

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Offenbach's Secret - Offenbachs Geheimnis
Laurence Dale, Graham Clark, Tamás Jordán, János J. Kulka, Pál Makrai, István Bubik, Sándor Sasvári, Marcella Kertész, Géza Simon
Broadcast Symphony Orchestra Saarbrücken
Jia Lü

In Offenbachs's Secret, Academy Award winning director István Szabó throws new light on the timeless interplay between power, helplessness, courage and conformity in his character studies of two of the most scintillating personalities of France's Deuxième Empire: the affable composer entrepreneur Jacques Offenbach, and his aristocratic patron Charles de Morny. István Szabó recreates a memorable night at the theatre in turbulent 1860’s Paris. Show-casing eccentrically staged performances of two Offenbach short operas, István Szabó brings to the life the composer Offenbach and his contemporaries in a delightful political satire. Bonus: The missing manuscript of "The Tales of Hoffmann" by Gérald Caillat: This documentary recounts the history of the missing manuscript showing the roles of all involved in this "musical detective story": score owners, music publishers, musicologists, opera directors, conductors, stage directors, etc, from Paris to New York via Hamburg and Burgundy. Includes two J. Offenbach one act operas: Croquefer, ou Le dernier des paladins & Les deux Aveugles

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Picture format NTSC 16:9
Release November 1, 2012
Total running time 139 mins
Details running time 97 mins, 52 mins
Subtitles English, French, German
Booklet notes English, German, French
No. of discs 1
Recording 1995
Bonus The Missing Manuscript—The History of The Tales of Hoffmann
(Idéale Audience, France, 2004)

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