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Admeto

Bay Area Premiere!

  • Introduction

    Conductor and early music specialist

German filmmaker, producer, and author Doris Dörrie staged this vividly colored, highly stylized production of George Frideric Handel’s three-act opera Admeto, re di Tessaglia, transposing the original Greek setting to the world of Japanese samurai and Butoh dance. (The storyline is based on that of Euripides’ Alcestis.) Butoh provides the production with its underlying motif, offering the characters greater dimension, mystery, and occasional irony. Bay Area early music fans will especially appreciate the performance conducted by Nicholas McGegan with players David Tayler (archlute) and Hanneke van Proosdij (harpsichord).

FILM DETAILS 
Based On
  • Libretto by Nicola Francesco Haym or Paolo Antonio Rolli, after L’Antigona delusa da Alceste by Aurelio Aureli

Cinematographer
  • Roland Mayer
Music
  • George Frideric Handel
Language
  • German
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • Blu-ray
  • 181 mins
Permission
  • Unitel
Additional Info
  • With Mamu Dance Theatre and FestspielOrchester Göttingen, conducted by Nicholas McGegan.